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The Association of Washington Business wants your feedback about the 2011 legislative sessions. Find out more on The Live Wire.

Learn more about Walk Tacoma/Walk Poetic at BIA Blog.

July 2011

Tacoma awarded $300,000 to train workers for 'greener' future

The City of Tacoma will receive $300,000 in EPA Brownfields grant funding to provide job training to assess, manage and clean up solid and hazardous waste sites.

Celebrating their fifth EPA financed job training program, the city and its partners boast a 75 percent placement rate for its graduates at an average wage of $13.74.

July 2011

Fire safety loan program available

In an effort to assist with fire and life safety requirements, City Council and the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority have established a Fire Safety Loan Program.

The FSLP loan is available to any business owner or property owner within Tacoma city limits to upgrade an existing retail, office or mixed-use building to adhere to current fire safety codes. Residential units are not eligible under this program.

July 2011

Sound Physicians, Kenwood Hospitalists combine forces

Sound Physicians is expanding its hospitalist practices in Ohio to include Kenwood Hospitalists.
With the merger of the Cincinnati hospitalist group, 26 full-time Kenwood Hospitalists' team members are joining the Sound Physicians organization.

July 2011

Around the Sound

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting Small Business Start-Up: 101 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 at the Simpson Community Room, 950 Pacific Ave., Suite 300. Seating is limited. Click here to RSVP.

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting Notorious Network Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 19 at Umpqua Bank, 4949 Borgen Blvd, Suite 101. Click here to RSVP.

July 2011
Pierson steps to the podium

Pierson steps to the podium

Tom Pierson has been leading Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce since June 27, but today marked his first time speaking publicly since taking the position.

He was one of many speakers at the City Center Luncheon on local transportation issues.

"Transportation is obviously key to our revitalization and continued growth into our downtown," Pierson said.

July 2011

Businesses honored for being Transportation Innovators

Downtown On the Go honored four businesses with Transportation Innovators Awards today at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's City Center Luncheon

The recognition is for creative employer-endorsed alternatives to single-occupant driving to work practices.

July 2011

Haub writes off A&P stake to zero

Prominent downtown Tacoma landowner Karl-Erivan Haub, CEO of German retail giant Tengelmann, told Reuters news service yesterday that conglomerate expects it will not have any significant ownership of the American grocer known as A&P.

Once a giant of U.S. food aisles, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea (A&P) filed for bankruptcy protection in December after running short of cash under intensive competition from Costco, Walmart and Target, the European news organization reported.

July 2011

People on the Move

Aaron Marth has joined the design team at SiteCrafting. He studied arts and Web design at Highline Community College and the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. Marth has worked as a freelancer and has owned a design company since 2006.

Teressa Russell has been named president of WPC Solutions. She has worked for the company for more than 25 years and has served as chairman of the board since 2006.

July 2011

Emergency funds available for struggling homeowners

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has launched the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program to help homeowners who are temporarily and involuntarily unemployed, or underemployed because of economic conditions or a medical condition, and are at risk of foreclosure.

The EHLP will provide eligible homeowners with emergency assistance that pays a portion of their monthly mortgage payment for up to 24 months, or up to $50,000, whichever occurs first.

July 2011
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