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Around the Sound

The 15th Annual Puget Sound Bead Festival is scheduled for July 9-11 at the Hotel Murano's Bicentennial Pavilion, 1302 Broadway, Tacoma. The festival includes vendors, artists & bead merchants and artisans from across the country, bringing beads from all around the world. Admission is $7 for all three days. Click here for more information, or call The Bead Factory at (253)-572-5529, ext. 121, or (888) 500-BEAD.

The South Sound Partners for Philanthropy is hosting its annual Summer Fiesta at 4 p.m. July 12 at the Schmidt Mansion in Tumwater. The Summer Fiesta is open to all South Sound nonprofit agencies that are interested in learning more about South Sound Partners. For more information contact Ryan Betz at (360) 956-0755.

July 2010

Paid parking begins Sept. 20

Motorists will have to pay to park on-street in downtown Tacoma starting Sept. 20. The implementation of pay stations marks the culmination of nearly a decade of work and input from hundreds of community members.

The high demand for parking in downtown means that visitors, customers and clients to downtown often have difficulty finding a place to park in the vicinity of their destination.

July 2010
BE recognizes 40 Under Forty honorees

BE recognizes 40 Under Forty honorees

Business Examiner recognized this year's 40 Under Forty honorees during an event last night at Varsity Grill in downtown Tacoma.

The 40 Under Forty program is an annual event that recognizes outstanding South Sound business and community leaders under the age of 40.

July 2010

Videos for Catholic Health Initiatives employees win national awards

Videos featuring bubbly animated characters are spicing up employee news for national health care system Catholic Health Initiatives' 45,000 employees, and receiving national acclaim for effective and creative employee communications.

Four national awards are recognizing Catholic Health Initiatives, Tacoma-based JayRay and the video production company Flying Spot.

July 2010

People on the Move

Desi Heikell has joined Qtoner.com as a customer service representative.

Puyallup Mayor Kathy Turner has been elected president of the Association of Washington Cities. She was elected to the Puyallup City Council during 1993 and is currently in her third term as mayor. Turner is a Silver Certificate-Leadership Executive of the National League of Cities and holds an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from AWC.

July 2010

Hotel occupancy up, room rates down

Hotel occupancy increased in Washington during May, but the average daily room rate was lower compared to a year ago, according to the latest Trends in the Hotel Industry report issued by WRH Consulting.

Room occupancy in Tacoma and Pierce County inched up to 66.1 percent, compared to 60.7 percent during May 2009.

July 2010

Russell launches multi-manager commodity strategies fund

Russell Investments has launched what it says is the first U.S. multi-manager mutual fund with a specific commodities mandate.

The Russell Commodity Strategies Fund brings together investment managers from both Credit Suisse Asset Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

July 2010

AG orders Tacoma window seller to be transparent in its marketing

The Washington Attorney General's Office continued its efforts to clear up alleged deceptive marketing practices among window sellers by reaching a settlement this week with Energy Exteriors of Tacoma.

The office has reached similar settlements with West Coast Vinyl, Harley Exteriors, Penguin Windows and Evans Glass in recent months.

July 2010

Blog watch: Workers' comp, union money, free market and 'Sins of Admission'

Check out WashAce Blog to find out "Why Business is Fed Up with the State Workers' Comp Monopoly."

The Live Wire looks at labor union money flowing into campaigns this election season.

July 2010

Tug owner, Department of Ecology settle penalty

The owner of a tug boat fined by the Department of Ecology for discharging oil into the Columbia River during 2009 will install equipment to prevent a similar release in exchange for a reduced fine.

The settlement halves the original $21,000 penalty - issued earlier this year - to $10,500, payable within 30 days. If Sound Freight Lines of Tacoma has a spill of more than 10 gallons within the next three years, the entire fine will become due. Ecology has received Sound Freight's payment.

July 2010
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