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Sprague Pest Solutions expands into Colorado

Tacoma-based Sprague Pest Solutions has expanded into Colorado. The new service market is a result of a partial acquisition of Copesan partner company EnviroPest.

Copesan provides pest management services to national accounts. Sprague Pest Solutions is a Copesan partner in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.

July 2011

Local nonprofit performs 20,000th spay/neuter surgery

Animal shelters across the country are overrun with millions of unwanted and homeless pets every year and more than 4 million will wait in cages only to be euthanized.  

This sad truth is one that the nonprofit organization Coalition: HUMAnE (Humans United to Minimize Animal Euthanasia) Spay & Neuter Clinic is on a
mission to change.

July 2011

Port earns 'green partner' honors

For the second straight year, Port of Tacoma has been named an Inbound Logistics "Green Supply Chain Partner" for its sustainability commitment.

The trade magazine honored 75 companies from various trade sectors, including ports, truckers, railroads, shipping lines, freight forwarders and air cargo carriers.

July 2011

People on the Move

Donna Kolkman has joined Emergency Food Network as  contract specialist. She most recently worked for The Nonprofit Center as financial services manager.

Becky Burris has joined Burkhart Dental Supply's marketing department as a graphic designer. She has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the International Design and Technology Academy.

July 2011

Planning Commission to discuss ShoreLine Master Program

The Tacoma Planning Commission will meet at 4 p.m. July 6 in Room 16 of Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., to discuss the Shoreline Master Program.

Click here to review the agenda packet.

July 2011

Hotel occupancy rates decline during May

Hotel occupancy rates fell throughout the South Sound during May compared to a year ago, according to the latest Trends in the Hotel Industry report from Wolfgang Rood Hospitality Consulting.

In Tacoma and Pierce County, the occupancy rate dropped 4.2 percent, from 67.5 percent to 64.6 percent. Year to date, occupancy was off 1.9 percent, falling from 63.8 percent to 62.6 percent.

July 2011

St. Joseph offers first non-drug treatment for severe asthma

St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma is providing the first non-drug treatment for severe asthma. The procedure, called bronchial thermoplasty, can permanently open constricted airways in the lungs and provide symptom relief that standard medication therapies do not.

Interventional Pulmonologist Navdeep Rai M.D. performed the initial bronchial thermoplasty June 21 at the Advanced Endoscopy Center at St. Joseph, which is part of the Franciscan Health System.

July 2011

Columbia Bank secures naming rights for LeMay patio

Columbia Bank has secured naming rights for LeMay - America's Car Museum's top-floor patio, which overlooks downtown Tacoma and the Thea Foss Waterway.

The "Columbia Bank City View Deck" will provide museum visitors a view of the surrounding area and serve as a location for events such as receptions.

June 2011

Blog watch: Trade, forecasts, sales, whisky and green energy

Check The Live Wire for details about a "Breakthrough on Korea Trade Agreement."

OlyBlog has an update on "South Sound Salmon Forecast and Squaxin Annual Fishing Regulations."

June 2011

South Sound metro jobless rates mixed

Unemployment rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 274 of the 372 metropolitan areas, including Tacoma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The jobless rate ticked down in Tacoma from 10 percent last year to 9.8 percent last month. Unemployment in Olympia was up slightly, from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent.

June 2011
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