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Blog Watch: money matters

The AWB has a few items about ways to view the state's budget shortfall and how it can be fixed.

March 2009

COFFEE BREAK: the hired gun

The Business Examiner would like to hear from managers and business owners who have had to lay off workers during this recent downturn. What tips do you have to not only make the announcement, but manage morale for the remaining workers.

To reply to the poll, send an e-mail to Poll results will be published in Friday's BE Daily.

March 2009

Lakewood museum set to close

After three years of operation, the Lakewood History Museum is in danger of having to close its doors due to a lack of operating funds.

Lakewood Historical Society President Becky Huber said the society needs at least $25,000 in cash or pledges to allow it to keep the doors open for another year.

March 2009

People on the move

Teresa Carr has recently been promoted to agency director of Johnson Insurance Agency. She has been with Johnson Insurance Agency for 18 years. She is a graduate of Leadership Thurston County, past president of the Olympia Womens Business Exchange, current president of The Network Incorporated of Lacey, a member of the Lacey Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of Multiple Listing Sales Association, a volunteer and member of the Safe Place Sexual Assault Response Team, and an affiliate member of the Women's Council of Realtors. The Johnson Insurance Agency has been based in Lacey for 26 years and is the largest Farmers Insurance Agency in the state of Washington.

March 2009

Food Network gets new chief

Emergency Food Network will have a new executive director now that it has announced Helen McGovern will take the top seat at the nonprofit.

McGovern is currently the managing director for the Colliers International Tacoma office and has been a member of the Lakewood City Council for the last eight years. She reports for duty April 1. She brings experience as a community leader, including having served on the boards of several organizations including Clover Park Rotary, Clover Park Technical College, Safe Streets and American Leadership Forum. She succeeds David Ottey, who retired at the end of December.

March 2009

People on the move

Denise Burditus has been promoted to assistant vice president and Indian Summer branch manager. She rejoined Heritage Bank in 2005 as the customer service manager, and was promoted to branch manager in 2006. Shaun Carson has been promoted to marketing officer. Since joining Heritage Bank in 2003, he held positions in the branch and mortgage departments before transferring to marketing in 2004. He was promoted to a lead position and currently supervises most marketing activities.

March 2009

New title insurance regulations take effect Saturday

Beginning March 21, the way title insurance companies interact with real estate agents and others who refer business to them will change. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has adopted new rules that specify what incentives are and are not allowed.

March 2009

Fundraiser benefits programs, students at CPTC

Hands on-education meets fundraising and networking at a new event hosted by Clover Park Technical College on Thursday evening. The event is supposed to help students and college programs make connections and raise money for programs.

Designed to provide a tour of industry-leading programs, the Creative Living event promotes sustainability and allows students and faculty to meet with business and industry leaders. The event is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McGavick Student Center.

March 2009

Economists tweak state forecast

The state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council released another forecast, following revisions of the nation's outlook.

"Compared to the preliminary forecast, our updated Washington economic forecast is generally weaker, as a result of the weaker national economic forecast," the report stated.

March 2009

Russell launches advisory site

Russell Investments has launched a Web site, Helping Advisors, to provide financial advisors with a practical online resource library and suite of tools designed to help keep their clients and businesses on track in the current financial environment.

March 2009
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