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People on the Move

Adam Torem has been named the 2010 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Soldier of the Year by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Torem works for the state Utilities and Transportation Commission and is assigned to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Kelly Keplinger has joined the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau as special projects coordinator. She is a graduate of University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary arts and science.

May 2010

Cardiologists using innovative technique for catheterizations, angioplasty

St. Joseph Heart & Vascular Center cardiologists are among the first in the South Sound to insert catheters through patients' wrists in order to diagnose and open clogged arteries that cause heart attacks.

The technique is innovative because 98 percent of cardiac catheterizations procedures in the United States start at the femoral artery in the groin.

May 2010

Home values continue to decline

Home values in most U.S. markets continued to decline during the first quarter of 2010, as the Zillow Home Value Index fell 3.8 percent year-over-year, and 1 percent quarter-over-quarter, to $183,700.

For the Olympia metro area, home values fell 6.1 percent to $230,300 during March compared to a year ago. In Tacoma, values fell 5.7 percent to $190,300 compared to March 2009.

May 2010

Realtors recognize achievement

The Tacoma-Pierce County Association of Realtors has selected recipients of its 2009 TPCAR Awards.

Cheryl O'Brien was named  Realtor of the Year.

May 2010

Around the Sound

Mason General Hospital's Facility Master Plan construction project is under way, and to share the news of the new addition/remodel to the hospital, the public is invited to a community meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 in the Ellinor Room at MGH. Seating is limited, and must be reserved by May 10 by calling Shelly Dunnington, (360) 427-9551. Click here for more information.

The Tumwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 11 at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, West Olympia. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, call Pam Berschauer at (360) 357-5153.

May 2010

MultiCare sleep centers receive accreditation

MultiCare Tacoma Sleep Medicine Center and MultiCare Sleep Center at South Hill have received three-year accreditations following a survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

The accreditation shows that the sleep centers meet the highest standard of quality patient care set by the academy.

May 2010

Around the Sound

The Tumwater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a networking breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 11 at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, West Olympia. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information or to RSVP, call Pam Berschauer at (360) 357-5153.

Mason General Hospital's Facility Master Plan construction project is under way, and to share the news of the new addition/remodel to the hospital, the public is invited to a community meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 in the Ellinor Room at MGH. Seating is limited, and must be reserved by May 10 by calling Shelly Dunnington, (360) 427-9551. Click here for more information.

May 2010

UW Tacoma chancellor stepping down

University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Patricia Spakes announced this morning that she will step down as chancellor during July 2011. She has served as chancellor since April 2005.

In a letter addressed to the campus community, Spakes said she wants to consider her family's needs and her retirement plans with her husband, UW Tacoma Professor Jerry Finn, adding that she will continue in that role for one year "to help the campus achieve a smooth transition to new leadership."

May 2010

Community servant recognized

Rotary Club of Tacoma No. 8 today recognized John Folsom, retired CEO of Brown & Brown Insurance, for his decades of giving and broad leadership.

As a tribute to Folsom's continuing efforts on behalf of local education, economic development, arts and culture programs, he became the 46th recipient of this Community Service Award, which recognizes non-Rotary members who live the service club's motto of "Service Above Self."

May 2010

SiteCrafting among Inner City 100 winners

SiteCrafting has been ranked 41st on Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Bloomberg BusinessWeek's 2010 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the United States.

"The goal is to contribute to our communities because they are the reason we are able to do business," said Brian Forth, president of SiteCrafting. "We are eager to continue growing and adding strength to our city, and are inspired to see so many companies doing the same."

May 2010
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