Archive of: Tacoma

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UWT launching contract management program

University of Washington Tacoma's KeyBank Professional Development Center will begin offering a contract management certificate program next month.

The program will cover all aspects of procurement, development, monitoring and negotiation of contracts, and includes an examination of issues related to international contracting.

August 2011

Blog watch: Headliner, recap, no double-dip and earthquake insurance

Check The Live Wire to find out who is headlining the Transportation Club of Tacoma's luncheon on Sept. 12.

OlyBlog has a video recapping Peace Vigil 2011.

August 2011

New bicycle parking cage opening next week

Tacoma's newest bike parking facility, the Park Plaza North Bike Cage, is scheduled to open Aug. 31. The cage is on the fifth floor of the garage at 923 Commerce, directly across from the skybridge to Broadway.

The parking cage was a collaboration of Downtown On the Go and City of Tacoma staff. Studies found that many buildings in downtown do not allow bicycles to sit in offices and do not provide bicycle parking, yet there are many downtown employees who like to commute by bike.

August 2011

Port of Tacoma volumes up

Port of Tacoma's container volumes for July were up nearly 4 percent compared to last year. Year to date, the port has handled 842,500 20-foot equivalent units, a 2.6 percent increase.

The weak dollar continues to fuel exports, with the port marking a 15 percent increase in full export containers through July. Full import containers were down 3 percent as persistent economic uncertainty tempers consumer demand and retailers remain reluctant to add inventory.

August 2011

Around the Sound

Sound Business Assistance is hosting "Social Media and Marketing" from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at Metropolitan Development Council, 721 S. Fawcett, Suite 201, Tacoma. Attendees will learn the importance of owning and managing their online identity, the techniques that make it easy and the pitfalls to be avoided to maintain a professional image. The instructor is Patrick Williams of You Rock! Visit www.soundbusinessassistance.com for more information.

South Sound Regional Business Incubator is hosting Payroll 101: Demystifying Payroll, Taxes & Reporting Requirements from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at 402 S. 333rd St., Federal Way. The cost is free for members. Federal Way Chamber members can purchase a punch card for four classes for $40. The cost for non-members is $80 for four classes. Visit www.ssrbi.com for more information.

August 2011

Smelter Plume update leads a full study session agenda

Tacoma City Council is scheduled to receive a briefing tomorrow from Washington State Department of Ecology staff about the Tacoma Smelter Plume Cleanup Plan, which will be released later this year.

The plan's four main components are a proposed residential Sampling and Remediation Program, continuing the Soil Safety Program, ongoing education and outreach, and encouraging sampling and cleanup during development.

August 2011

Around the Sound

Centro Latino is hosting a Latino Business Fair from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at 1208 S. 10th St., Tacoma. For more information, click here or contact Martha at (253) 503-6212.

Sound Business Assistance is hosting "Social Media and Marketing" from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at Metropolitan Development Council, 721 S. Fawcett, Suite 201, Tacoma. Attendees will learn the importance of owning and managing their online identity, the techniques that make it easy and the pitfalls to be avoided to maintain a professional image. The instructor is Patrick Williams of You Rock! Visit www.soundbusinessassistance.com for more information.

August 2011

EFN's McGovern recognized as a Community Hero

Safeco Insurance has named Helen McGovern a Community Hero for her work with the Emergency Food Network of Pierce County and Tacoma, which will receive a $5,000 donation from Safeco on behalf of McGovern and McKendry Insurance.
 
Each year Safeco celebrates local heroes who make a positive difference through its Agent Giving Program, which is designed to focus on three areas: education, health and safety, and civic engagement.

August 2011

People on the Move

Marianne Barkman has joined Windermere Real Estate South as branch manager. She has more than 25 years of experience in real estate sales and organizational development. Barkman previously worked at John L. Scott, most recently as manager and business coach at the Puyallup main branch.  

Dr. John Kuczynski has joined Olympia Multi-Specialty Clinic. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Arizona. During academic years 2006-08, he was selected as Resident of the Year and served as chief resident.

August 2011

Tacoma seeking input in search for new city manager

The City of Tacoma has launched its search for a new city manager and residents can take part in the selection process by taking an online survey that will run through Sept. 12.

"Tacoma is a diverse community and we want the process to be open and inclusive," said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. "We look forward to hearing what skills and attributes the community would like to see in the next city manager."

August 2011
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