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Construction begins on new eye clinic

Berschauer Phillips has begun construction of a new medical office building at 3602 S. 19th St., Tacoma, for Northwest Eye Investors LLC.

The 21,399-square-foot facility will house an eye clinic, including exam rooms, optical display, an eye surgery center and shell space for future growth. The project also will be submitted for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification.

The clinic is scheduled to open during fall 2011.

October 2010

Columbia Banking System reports $2.5M profit for Q3

Columbia Banking System Inc. is reporting net income of $2.5 million for the third quarter of 2010, compared to a net loss of $2.6 million for the same quarter of 2009.
On a diluted per common share basis, earnings for the quarter were six cents, compared to a net loss of 11 cents a year earlier. As economic uncertainties continued, management of the Tacoma-based company added a $9 million provision for loan losses, excluding loans covered under the FDIC loss-sharing agreements, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to $16.5 million for the third quarter of 2009.

October 2010

Blog watch: Rankings, forum, film, infrastructure improvements and retail sales

Find out what caveat would help boost Washington's ranking among states with the best business tax climate at WashACE Blog.

Learn more about the upcoming Regional Small Business Forum at The Live Wire.

October 2010

HCT receives $50,000 for neighborhood projects

The Homeownership Center of Tacoma will receive $50,000 and help from Wells Fargo volunteers to support the organization's efforts to stabilize Tacoma Hilltop, East Side and South Side neighborhoods, which have been negatively impacted by home foreclosures.

The grant is part of Wells Fargo's Leading the Way Home Priority Markets program, a nationwide effort to increase the availability of affordable housing while stabilizing and rebuilding distressed neighborhoods.

October 2010

Museum of Glass curator leaving position

Melissa G. Post, curator for the Museum of Glass in downtown Tacoma, has announced her plans to step down from the position Nov. 17.

Post said she plans to relocate to the East Coast to be closer to her family and pursue personal interests. A search for her successor will begin in the near future.

October 2010

Around the Sound

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting Extreme Networking Facebook Pages from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at 4650 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Building 19, Suite 109. The cost is $129. Call (253) 582-9400 to register.

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy will host a "Budget 101" discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Drive SW. Information will be available about the county's revenue, expenditures, priorities, challenges and opportunities. Click here for more information.

October 2010

Vangard earns two Emerald City Applause Awards

Vangard Inc. has received two Emerald city Applause Awards for event production.

The Tacoma-based company won the category of Best Design and Decor for its work on the 19th Annual Dreambuilder's Ball and was recognized for Best Event Entertainment Concept and Execution for an international festival themed event for 4,500 attendees at The Microsoft Commons.

October 2010

CVB seeking tourism 'STARS'

Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau is seeking "STARS" for its Tourism Matters Symposium and Celebrity Awards.

October 2010

Titus-Will Ford rolls to top in tire sales

Titus-Will Ford in Tacoma led Ford dealers nationwide in tire sales during September.  

Titus-Will sold more than 600 tires during the month, including 399 tires to owners of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. This put the dealership in the No. 1 spot for tire sales among more than 3,000 Ford dealers nationwide that month.

October 2010

EDB drive off to good start

Investors and supporters of Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County heard an encouraging report on the five year, $6 million funding campaign during a breakfast meeting today.

Future Focus, Jobs & Wealth has already gained funding commitments for $3,124,500 at about the midway point. Efforts to attract more and enlarged funding pledges will continue into February 2011.

October 2010
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