Archive of: Lakewood

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Olympia makes 'Best Cities' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has listed Olympia as the sixth best city in the nation in terms of job markets, growth potential, access to heath care and quality of life issues. This year, the magazine selected boomtowns that offer employment opportunities and the worker talent to create new and well-paying positions in future years.

May 2009

Falling home prices slow

National housing prices fell 11.5 percent in March compared to a year ago, down slightly from an 11.7 annual percent decline in February, according to newly released data from real estate data source First American CoreLogic and its Home Price Index.

May 2009

COFFEE BREAK: tourist spots

The Business Examiner asked in the Coffee Break question this week what spots readers take out-of-town guests when they find themselves serving as tour guides. Here are some of the responses:

May 2009

SBA now has fully guaranteed loan offer

Small businesses suffering financial hardship as a result of the slow economy may be eligible to receive temporary relief to keep their doors open and get their cash flow back on track through to a new loan program announced today by the Small Business Administration.

May 2009
Radio show marks rise in business activism

Radio show marks rise in business activism

Radio talk show host Mike Siegel held a location broadcast of his "Sound Business" radio show this morning from the Great American Casino in Lakewood.

May 2009

Donations save museum from closure

The Lakewood History Museum no longer is threatened with having to close because of a lack of money to pay its rent thanks to business and individual donations that totaled more than $13,000.

May 2009

People on the move

GVA Kidder Mathews has announced that its chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Lyon, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Lyon was selected as a finalist from nearly 65 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Regional award recipients are eligible for consideration for the national program.

May 2009
Former Mariner highlights tourism event

Former Mariner highlights tourism event

Grown men seemed genuinely star struck at the Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau annual meeting this morning at the Indian Summer Golf and Country Club.

May 2009

Lakewood Chamber hosts radio show

Radio talk show host Mike Siegel will be featuring members of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce on his program, "Sound Business," on his show from 6 to 9 a.m. on Friday, on KKOL 1300 AM. The show will broadcast live from the Great American Casino at the corner of State Route 512 and South Tacoma Way.

May 2009

Retail sales declined last year

Taxable retail sales in the state declined 4.3 percent, to $113.2 billion last year, the Washington State Department of Revenue has reported.

Retail sales in Pierce dropped 6.6 percent to $11.7 billion, while Thurston sales dropped 5.13 percent to $3.9 billion.

May 2009
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