Archive of: Lakewood

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Blog Watch: you're on candid camera

The blog for Tacoma's downtown has a plug for a meeting next Tuesday on how businesses can make their operations less of a target for criminal activity. At the center of the discussion will be Sagem Morpho's facial recognition software that is being used to identify criminals from security camera images.

July 2009

40 Under Forty 'buzz'

More than 300 people gathered last evening at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center to honor the 2009 Class of 40 Under Forty honorees. Click here to see the list of honorees.

These 40 younger representatives of business, government, the nonprofit sector and communities around the South Sound were selected from among more than 115 nominations by members of the 40 Under Forty Alumni Advisory panel.

July 2009

New banking services in Lakewood

Northwest Commercial Bank in Lakewood has opened a Private Banking department, the second major expansion of services for the 7-year-old bank since the first of the year.

"Providing full service banking has been our goal since opening the doors," said President and CEO Kurt Graff, "and establishing the private banking operation is another phase of the program."

July 2009

People on the move

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Paul Muldoon of Olympia recently received the Winner's Circle Award for his outstanding sales and service efforts during the past year. Muldoon was one of only 492 of the firm's more than 12,000 financial advisors to receive the Winner's Circle award.

July 2009

Around the Sound

Capital Medical Center will hold an open house celebrating the newly remodeled Cardiac Cath Lab and state-of-the-art cardiac imaging equipment from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, at Capital Medical Center, 3900 Capital Mall Dr. SW in Olympia.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its General Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, at Great American Casino - 10117 South Tacoma Way. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members. RSVP at (253) 582-9400.

June 2009

Sound Community buys 1st Security branch

Sound Community Bank, a subsidiary of Sound Financial Inc., has announced that it is acquiring the Tacoma office of 1st Security Bank of Washington. In the transaction, Sound will purchase the deposits, deposit-related loans and assume the lease at the branch located at 2941 South 38th St.

The acquisition of the office is expected to close in the third quarter of 2009. Sound plans to move the operations of its Lakewood Towne Center branch to this  office during the fourth quarter of 2009.

June 2009

ACS to hire 200 people in Tumwater, Auburn

Affiliated Computer Services is hiring 200 people in Washington, 100 at its Tumwater customer care center and another 100 at its Auburn center.

These positions are part of a plan to hire some 560 people at four locations nationwide to handle the company's rise in business volume.

June 2009
Olympia celebrates its Kiplinger rating

Olympia celebrates its Kiplinger rating

In a year that has caused more financial trouble for almost every business sector than many can remember, people in the greater Olympia area are enjoying the fact that they have something to celebrate.

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.

June 2009

Lakewood set for new restaurant chain

Anyone who has driven by the corner of Main Street and Gravelly Lake Drive couldn't help but notice the slab of high-profile, undeveloped land at the corner of the Lakewood Towne Center development.

June 2009

Insurance rates lower for some

Businesses and residents within East Olympia Fire District 6 should be eligible to receive a reduction in their fire insurance costs based on the fire departments new substantially lower Fire Protection Classification Rating, which takes effect today.

Washington Survey and Rating Bureau concluded an in-depth evaluation of the district, with the outcome being the current rating of 8 will be lowered to a 5 for areas with hydrants and a 6 for the remaining areas.

June 2009
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