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Pierson to lead Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Tom Pierson has been named President and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce. Currently CEO of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, he will begin work in Tacoma June 27.
 
Under his charge for the past eight years, the Federal Way group doubled its membership to nearly 500 businesses and saw its budget grow to $1.6 million. Pierson also was in the forefront of the South Sound Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition and opening of the Regional Small Business Incubator.

May 2011

Blog watch: Kudos, testimony, class warfare and mysteries

WashACE Blog says "congratulations are due all around on workers' comp reform."

The Live Wire reports on Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber testifying for building opportunity.

May 2011

Regulators approve Watermark, Sound merger

The National Credit Union Administration and Washington state regulators have given their approval of the $1.1 billion merger between Watermark and Sound credit unions.

The final step in the process will be an approval by Watermark members. Qualifying Watermark members will receive ballots later this month. The outcome of the vote is expected to be announced by June 24.

May 2011

NYK settlement tops port commissioners' agenda

At their May 26 meeting, Port of Tacoma commissioners are expected to consider authorizing a $5.75 million settlement with NYK Line over construction and design costs related to a canceled terminal development.

Also on the agenda are proposed leases with Simpson Lumber Co. to store logs near the Marine View Drive shoreline and with Xerox Corporation for printer and copier services.

May 2011

Brown & Haley moving headquarters to Fife

Brown & Haley is moving its headquarters from Tacoma to the former Morning Sun building at 3077 20th St. East in Fife.

"The plant is not moving," said Stacy Kudolph, B&H's sales manager. "We're just combining two warehouses and our corporate office into one local site."

May 2011

Around the Sound

Lacey Chamber of Commerce is hosting 5:01 Surge from 5:01 to 7 p.m. May 24 at FastSigns, 4127 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia. Click here to RSVP.

Puget Sound American Marketing Association South Sound is hosting "Marketing to the Hispanic Community: Are You Ready?" from 5 to 7 p.m. May 25 at Varsity Grill, 1114 Broadway, Tacoma. Rebecca Lambert of Adelante Media Group will discuss the changing Latino community in our area. Click here for more information.

May 2011

Columbia State Bank takes over Summit Bank

The three branches of Summit Bank of Burlington reopened this morning as branches of Tacoma-based Columbia Bank.

Summit Bank was closed Friday by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver. The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Columbia State Bank to assume all of the deposits of Summit Bank.

May 2011

Around the Sound

Lacey Chamber of Commerce is hosting 5:01 Surge from 5:01 to 7 p.m. May 24 at FastSigns, 4127 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia. Click here or call (360) 491-4141 to RSVP.

Puget Sound American Marketing Association South Sound is hosting "Marketing to the Hispanic Community: Are You Ready?" from 5 to 7 p.m. May 25 at Varsity Grill, 1114 Broadway, Tacoma. Rebecca Lambert of Adelante Media Group will discuss the changing Latino community in our area. Click here for more information.

May 2011

South Sound firms win major construction awards

The Associated General Contractors of Washington has selected recipients of its 2011 AGC Build Washington Awards. South Sound area contractors or projects that won awards include:

• Watts/DelHur Joint Venture of Gig Harbor received the Grand Award for Construction Excellence for its Elwha Water Facilities project at the Olympia National Park.

• Pease Construction Inc. of Lakewood won for its Spanish Steps Historic Rehabilitation in Tacoma.

May 2011

Tacoma Power lands award for energy efficiency

Tacoma Power started ramping up its energy efficiency efforts four years ago and the work has paid off. The utility has received the inaugural Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency from the Bonneville Power Administration.

The award recognizes Tacoma Power's "exceptional creativity, leadership and achievement in the pursuit of energy efficiency." The utility competed against other utilities and organizations served by BPA in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

May 2011
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