Archive of: Tacoma

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Spotlight! On Business winners

Six Spotlight! On Business award winners, including the newly added category, "Veteran-Owned," and a community award were announced at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's awards luncheon today.

Winners were selected from a pool of 18 finalists (who were all recognized at the celebration). Also new this year is the re-naming of the awards with recent and/or popular movie titles.

June 2010

Port of Tacoma earns national award

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the Port of Tacoma its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Port's 2010 budget document.

To qualify for the award, the port "had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation," according to the association's award announcement. "It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting."

June 2010

Franciscan Health System receives 2010 Achievement Citation

Franciscan Health System has received the Catholic Health Association's 2010 Achievement Citation for excellence, effectiveness and innovation in hospice and palliative care.

Tacoma-based Franciscan also received a $10,000 grant from the Catholic Health Association to support its comprehensive hospice and palliative services.

June 2010

Rushforth begins work on YMCA facility in Silverdale

Rushforth Construction has kicked off construction on the 85,784-square-foot Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale.

With completion expected next summer, the YMCA will be the first component of the 12-acre Central Kitsap Community Campus.

June 2010

Around the Sound

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's Spotlight! On Business Awards is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 22 at the Hotel Murano, Venice Ballroom, 1320 Broadway. The cost is $65. Non-members and walk-ins are $75. Corporate sponsorship for a table of 10 is $800. Contact Janice Hutchins at (253) 627-2175 for more information.

The Washington Department of Ecology is holding an open house at 6 p.m. June 22 at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 'C' Street South, Tacoma, to gather input about what works and doesn't work with the state's current aquatic plants and algae permit. Click here for a copy of the current permit.

June 2010

Around the Sound

The south Tacoma Farmers Market opens June 20 at the corner of 56th and Washington streets in the Heritage Bank parking lot. Metro Parks is kicking off opening day at 8 a.m. with a Family Fun Run at it South Park location, with an award ceremony at the new market directly following. The space for the Farmers Market was donated by Heritage Bank, along with a $10,000 contribution to help revitalize community health in this district.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting Extreme Networking 101: How to use Facebook to promote your business from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21 at the Business Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4650 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Building 19. The cost is $99. RSVP to (253) 582-9400 or

June 2010

TCC receives $100,000 to fund UWT scholarships

Tacoma Community College has received a matching grant of $100,000 to fund scholarships for students who transfer to the University of Washington Tacoma.

The Hites Family Community College Scholarship Foundation awarded the grant and local businesses and individuals contributed $50,000 in matching funds.

June 2010

Text message phishing attacks drop significantly

Text-to-phone phishing attacks (often called "smishing") dropped dramatically during the first quarter of 2010, according to a report released today by Internet Identity.

The Tacoma-based company's first quarter Phishing Trends Report shows that smishing attacks were down 62 percent from January to March, compared to the previous quarter. Despite the drop, however, the number of credit unions being impersonated in text-to-phone cases stayed the same, meaning these organizations were the most targeted by industry.

June 2010

Tacoma tiger kittens get national exposure

The two Siberian Tiger kittens born May 25 at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium were featured this morning on the "Today" show.

If you missed the program, there are plenty of pictures and links to videos on the zoo's Web site.

June 2010

Blog watch: Education reform, politics, migration and street vendors

WashACE Blog looks at whether education reform must tie teacher pay to performance and whether liquor privatization is moving forward.

The Live Wire provides an overview of candidate filings and provides the latest in the Shoreline saga.

June 2010
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