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Commission funds 18 artists

The Tacoma Arts Commission has awarded $45,000 in Tacoma Artists Initiative Program funding to 18 individual artists for 2011-12.

The awards range in value from $1,000 to $4,500 and span the fields of visual arts, literary arts, film and music.

February 2011

Around the Sound

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free workshop about building a better business at 7 p.m. March 1 at Harbor Place at Cottesmore, 1016 29th St. NW. Bob Ingram of Relationship Strategies Marketing will discuss how to "wow" your customers through delight and gratitude. Click here to RSVP.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Kieranslist.com Extreme Networking 101 are hosting a free Facebook seminar from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 2 at Great American Casino, 10117 S. Tacoma Way. Information will be available about using Facebook to promote a business, along with tips and techniques to maximize those efforts. RSVP to (253) 582-9400.

February 2011

Around the Sound

Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free workshop about building a better business at 7 p.m. March 1 at Harbor Place at Cottesmore, 1016 29th St. NW. Bob Ingram of Relationship Strategies Marketing will discuss how to "wow" your customers through delight and gratitude. Click here to RSVP.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Kieranslist.com Extreme Networking 101 are hosting a free Facebook seminar from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 2 at Great American Casino, 10117 S. Tacoma Way. Information will be available about using Facebook to promote a business, along with tips and techniques to maximize those efforts. RSVP to (253) 582-9400.

February 2011

Sound Transit adding clean diesel, hybrid buses

Sound Transit is purchasing 34 hybrid and clean diesel buses for ST Express routes that serve Pierce and Snohomish county riders.

Board members authorized $16.9 million for the purchase of 24 40-foot hybrid buses and $8.1 million for 10 60-foot clean diesel buses. The procurement of the buses is part of the fleet replacement program funded by the Sound Transit 2 and Sound Move ballot measures passed by voters in 2008 and 1996.

February 2011

People on the Move

Joe Salonga has joined the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau as a sales manager. His experience includes working in sales and hospitality at Wild Waves Theme Park, Six Flags and Walt Disney World Resort. Salonga has a bachelor's degree in recreation and leisure from San Francisco State University.

Kyla Cavanagh has joined Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau as a sales manager. Her experience includes being sales and marketing coordinator at Heritage Restoration and Allstate Insurance, and advertising coordinator for Pierce County Community Newspaper Group. Cavanagh has a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Arizona State University.

February 2011

Blog watch: Cuts, rates, meds, meetings and spin

Find out "More on Wisconsin" and "Two pathways to spending cuts" on WashACE Blog.

Can't remember the new rates for surface water and watewater? Check The Live Wire.

February 2011

Port of Tacoma container volumes up

Port of Tacoma container volumes for January continued to improve, showing a 13 percent increase year-over-year.

International containers were up 18 percent, while domestic containers increased by about 5 percent. 

The port's international and domestic intermodal volumes both saw increases in January. Overall, the Port's intermodal rail lifts were up by 12 percent.

February 2011

People on the Move

Butch Brooks, Jeff Stroud and Steve Barger have been elected to serve on the board of AGC of Washington. Brooks is president of Tacoma-based Miles Resources (formerly Woodworth & Co.). He will serve as second vice president of AGC. Stroud is vice president of Mountain Construction Inc. of Tacoma. Barger is vice president of Puyallup-based Northwest Cascade Inc.

Daniel Champlain is one of 21 UPS drivers from Washington who have achieved 25 or more years of accident free driving. He lives in Auburn and works out of Seattle Hub & Administration.

February 2011

Port of Tacoma accepting bids for deconstruction project

Port of Tacoma is accepting sealed bids for the deconstruction of the building structures and associated foundations and other built environments located at 1702 Port of Tacoma Road and 1721 and 1451 Thorne Road.

Work will also include clearing and grubbing areas outside of the critical areas and their buffers, removal of rail spurs, grading and fill to level the demolished and surrounding areas to accommodate drainage, recycling of concrete and asphalt for reuse on site, and installing perimeter fencing.

February 2011

Around the Sound

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting a coffee with Sen. Mike Carrell from 8 to 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at Goodfella's Board Room at Great American Casino. RSVP to (253) 582-9400.

The Building Owners & Managers of South Puget Sound is hosting a membership meeting at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at Adriatic Grill, 4201 S. Steele St., Tacoma. Arthur O. Jarvis, superintendent of Tacoma Public School District will discuss "Schools, Budget & the Business Community." The public is invited to attend. RSVP to Katie Bohocky at (253) 265-3042.

February 2011
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