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Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Morning MIXXer at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at Ascent Audiology, 365 Cooper Point Road, Suite 102, Olympia. Attendees are encouraged to bring paper, three-ring binders, rulers, crayons, child-size scissors, pencils and backpacks to benefit Little Red Schoolhouse Project. The cost is $5 for members and $10 general admission. Call (360) 357-3362 or e-mail info@ThurstonChamber.com for more information.

Kent Chamber of Commerce is hosting a membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Holiday Inn, 22318 84th Ave. South. Call (253) 854-1770 to register.

September 2011

Port seeking input on TiSil Manufacturing Unit project

The Port of Tacoma is seeking public comment on State Environmental Policy Act action for the TiSil Manufacturing Unit project.

The project involves relocating and expanding an existing prototype plant at Grays Harbor Paper to a full-scale commercial plant in Tacoma. The comment period ends Sept.14.

September 2011

Construction on South 9th Street on the horizon

The South 9th Street Improvement Project, which runs between Commerce Street and Market Street in downtown Tacoma is scheduled to start Sept. 12. The project includes removing and replacing the concrete panels in the street and sidewalk as well as construction of bulb outs and crosswalks.
 
Construction will require the contractor to close two of the four lanes on 9th Street. The remaining two lanes will provide one-lane of travel in each direction.


September 2011

Tacoma wins VISION 2040 Award for Mobility Master Plan

The City of Tacoma has received a 2011 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Mobility Master Plan. The award recognizes innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.
 
"We were impressed with how Tacoma is using the Mobility Master Plan to achieve three citywide goals: transportation improvements, increased sustainability and encouragement of active living," said Mukilteo Councilmember Jennifer Gregerson, chair of the VISION 2040 Awards Selection Committee. "More importantly, Tacoma is making sure the plan becomes a reality by investing $1 million in the top four bikeways from the plan. This means that 10 percent of the bicycle facilities in the plan will be finished by 2012."

September 2011

Ford dealers report strong August sales

Ford Motor Co.'s August sales totaled 175,220 nationwide, up 11 percent versus a year ago. South Sound dealerships also posted higher sales figures for the month.

Titus Will Ford In Tacoma posted a 32 percent increase in total sales compared to August 2010. Car sales were led by a 267 percent increase in Fusion sales, while the truck side was led by a 900 percent increase in Ranger sales and a 40 percent increase in Escape sales.

September 2011

Ceremony planned to commemorate Cushman Hydro Project agreement

Tacoma Power and the Skokomish Tribe will host an event at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9 to celebrate the transfer of land and money as part of the settlement agreement for the Cushman Hydroelectric Project license. The celebration will take place at Lake Cushman Park in the day-use area.
 
The agreement between Tacoma Power and the Skokomish Tribe ended years of litigation, enabling the utility to operate its project with a 50-year license and creating a partnership with the tribe.

September 2011

Blog watch: myths, facts, roofs, ratings, lessons and GRuB

Sort out the myths from the facts about Tacoma's Shoreline Master Program at The Live Wire.

Are you a green roofer? If so, you'll want to visit OlyBlog.

August 2011

MultiCare honored for innovative patient experience

MultiCare Regional Cancer Center has been recognized by the Association of Community Cancer Centers with the 2011 Innovation Award for improving the patient experience.

The center has expanded from 25 treatment chairs at two locations to 90 chairs at five locations; added technology that makes treatment and office visits more relaxing; and developed a partnership with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

August 2011

Jobless rates inch up in Olympia, Tacoma

Unemployment rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 257 of the nation's 372 metropolitan areas, but higher in 94 areas, including Olympia and Tacoma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The jobless rate rose in Olympia from 7.9 percent to 8.1 percent. Tacoma's rate ticked up from 9.5 percent to 9.6 percent.

August 2011

Milgard shuts down Tacoma Tempering facility

Milgard Windows & Doors has decided to discontinue operations at its Tacoma glass Tempering facility.

In a letter to customers dated today, David Nachreiner, regional general manager - PNW, said that decision was based on "the extended slowdown in the new construction and replacement window channel."

August 2011
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