Archive of: Tacoma

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Wilcox names new CEO

Wilcox Farms Inc. announced today that Linda Thomas, the former executive director of  Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, has been named its new CEO. Thomas has worked with the 99-year-old family business in various capacities for more than 18 years and takes over for senior family members who plan to spend less time in the day-to-day operations of the business. The new appointment is effective immediately. 

April 2008

Local unemployment rates up in March

Tacoma's unemployment rate rose from 5.6 percent in February to 5.9 percent in March and 1.2 percent during the year, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

April 2008
'Ida's Pub' no longer Ida's

'Ida's Pub' no longer Ida's

Ida Crow-Rodgers is selling her popular Tacoma bar, Ida's Pub, to a pair of customers. Neither the buyers' names nor the purchase amount have been disclosed, but Crow-Rodgers said she has recouped her 10-year investment. The sale is expected to close this week. Crow-Rodgers said the name of the bar will be changed to "The Mix."

April 2008

State program offers assistance for downtown revitalization

The state Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development's Main Street program is now accepting applications from organizations seeking downtown revitalization assistance at its "Main Street" designation level, the highest level of support and services available in a three-tier system. The state's Main Street Tier System Network also includes Affiliate and Start-Up designations.

April 2008

DOC seeks thoughts on inmate labor

The state Department of Corrections  is looking to see if there are private contractors in Washington interested in operating work release centers.

April 2008
Local homes receives free upgrades

Local homes receives free upgrades

Volunteers from Rebuilding Together South Sound, the local affiliate of the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership, and the Western States Petroleum Association gathered Saturday to help improve a local homeowner's quality of life, as well as reduce her energy use and save money as part of an energy-efficient rebuild of her home.

April 2008
Heels replace workboots for fundraiser

Heels replace workboots for fundraiser

More than 100 construction workers and office professionals turned in their work boots or loafers for high heels and flats to walk through downtown Tacoma today. The fundraiser "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" was a way to raise money for the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County

April 2008

Bates to do Tacoma Power survey

Tacoma Power has asked Bates Technical College's land surveying program to perform an survey of the utility's recent placement of power lines in Wright Park.

April 2008
BE's Top Places to Work honored

BE's Top Places to Work honored

The Business Examiner's annual Top Places to Work event was held last night to honor outstanding workplaces around the South Sound.

April 2008
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