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12/08/17

Five join board of directors at Goodwill

Five new members are joining the 17-member board of directors at Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, bringing with them expertise in everything from retail to construction to financing.

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12/08/17

Engineering firm with Tacoma ties adds Portland office

Engineering firm PCS Structural Solutions, which already operates offices in Tacoma and Seattle, is adding a third Pacific Northwest location in Portland.

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12/08/17

Gig Harbor Brewing to open Gig Harbor taproom

Soon, Gig Harbor Brewing will be a misnomer no more.

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12/08/17

New unemployment tax rates released

Washington state’s Employment Security Department has issued 2018 unemployment tax rate notices to employers, with about 81 percent of employers either staying in the same rate class or moving into a lower one.

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12/07/17

MultiCare awards $500K in grants

MultiCare Health System has awarded grants totaling $500,000 to 58 local, not-for-profit organizations to support the growth and development of projects that improve our communities.

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12/07/17

Major employers list shows Pierce's top employers

The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has published this year’s major employers list, revealing the companies in the county with the most workers.

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12/07/17

South counties talk economy at Forecast Summit

Baseball analogies were flying at the 2017 Economic Forecast Summit at Little Creek Casino.

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12/07/17

Economist: Marketplaces sound, but...

More than 300 South Sound business, community and economic development leaders gathered at Little Creek Hotel & Casino today for the annual Regional Forecast and Innovation Expo.

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12/06/17

Entrepreneurs remain positive for growth

A recent national survey start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners finds strong optimism for growth going into the first half of 2018.

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12/06/17

Major DaVita divestiture announced

National medical services provider DaVita has a number of offices and clinic locations in the South Sound, but it announced a plan today that will sell its Medical Group unit for $4.9 billion.

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12/06/17

Thurston pharmacy tech suspended

Alleged personal use of a controlled substance intended for a patient as well as alcohol impairment during work hours has cost a Thurston County pharmacy technician her credential to work.

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12/06/17

Learn about new Tacoma ’sick leave’ rules

Companies and organizations that have paid staff within Tacoma will have new employee mandates to follow come January 1st. The city is holding information meetings this month to share the rules.

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12/06/17

National buyer for Tacoma Electric

A 36-year-old Tacoma family business has been purchased by a national company that aggregates similar local operations, but there will remain a local ownership tie.

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12/05/17

New phone scam targets Washington businesses

The Washington Department of Revenue is warning businesses to be aware of a new telephone scam.

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12/05/17

Washington tops in small biz job growth

According to a newly released report from national HR company Paychex, Washington had the best one-month and three-month small business jobs growth rates among states.

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12/05/17

New seven-story condo building proposed in Olympia

A proposed development on Olympia's Columbia Street includes the construction of a seven-story building, featuring five floors of condominiums above two levels of parking and lobby space.

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12/04/17

10 years after Lewis County flood, documentary to premiere

A documentary about Lewis County's December 2007 flood will premiere tonight on TVW, Washington state's public affairs cable network.

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12/04/17

Thurston's Distinguished Leader Award honorees named

The honorees have been named for Leadership Thurston County and the Thurston County Chamber Foundation's 2018 Distinguished Leader Award.

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12/04/17

Grays Harbor's Westport Marina among tops in seafood

Westport Marina at the Port of Grays Harbor is among the top in the nation for commercial seafood landings.

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12/04/17

New COO at Commencement Bank

Commencement Bank has announced some key changes in its leadership, including the appointment of John Manolides as its new president and chief operating officer.

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12/01/17

South Sound companies take home AWB honors

A pair of South Sound companies are among the six winners at the Association of Washington Business' Evening of Excellence, held this past week at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.

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12/01/17

Rodin sculptures come to Tacoma's LeMay Collection

Pierces cast from foundry plasters created by renowned French sculptor Auguste Rodin — he of "The Thinker" fame — have found a new home in Tacoma.

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12/01/17

Record enrollment for University of Washington Tacoma

The University of Washington Tacoma enrolled a record number of students in autumn 2017, according to official census counts released by all three UW campuses.

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12/01/17

Port of Olympia, City of Lacey team to help entrepreneurs

Earlier this month, the Port of Olympia and City of Lacey entered into an interlocal agreement to help create economic development opportunities for small and emerging entrepreneurs seeking to develop and grow in Thurston County.

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