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February 2018

02/20/18

Auburn IT firm earns industry distinction

Auburn’s Zones, Inc., has been named to a leading IT trade publication’s list of innovative companies.

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02/20/18

Harborstone a UW Corporate Partner of the Year

Harborstone Credit Union has been honored as a Corporate Partner of the Year for its work with the University of Washington and the business community.

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02/20/18

REI proactive in driving outdoor industry summit

With state recreation leaders nationwide launching collaborative plans to steward the outdoor industry, REI is pledging to be proactive in the efforts.

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02/19/18

World Vision denies Haiti sexual abuse allegations

After a report from the United Kingdom’s Mail on Sunday alleged sexual abuse by employees of World Vision following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, the Federal Way-based nonprofit released a statement claiming misrepresentation.

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02/19/18

AWB report: Urban-rural economic divide growing

A new report from the Association of Washington Business shows that, while cities in the state are thriving, a “significant portion of Washington’s economy” in its rural areas is falling behind.

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02/16/18

REI again one of Fortune's 'Best Companies to Work For'

For the 21st consecutive year, REI has been recognized as one of the nation’s top employers, ranking 43 on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.

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02/16/18

Pickleball Central acquires tournament management firm

Olla LLC, the parent company of Kent-based Pickleball Central, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PickleballTournaments.com.

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02/16/18

California company acquires Kent apartment complex

The Lighthouse Apartments, a multifamily community in Kent, has been acquired by California-based private equity real estate firm Freshwater Investments.

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02/15/18

Revenue department launching new online tax portal

Next month, the Washington State Department of Revenue will launch its new secure My DOR portal for online services.

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02/15/18

Commencement Bank stocks making noise in marketplace

Tacoma’s Commencement Bank has made the 2018 OTCQX Best 50 list, a ranking of the top performing companies on the OTCQX Best Market.

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02/15/18

March seminar to focus on workplace safety

Workplace safety leaders from around Washington will be among the speakers at a Match 6 seminar hosted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

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02/14/18

Illinois company acquires regional benefits firm

Wilson Albers & Company — the parent business of Tacoma's Albers & Company — has announced its acquisition by Alera Group, the seventh largest privately held employee benefits firm in the country.

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02/14/18

Nonprofits get surprise funds from Kitsap Bank

Nineteen nonprofits got a valentine from Kitsap Bank today when the company made the surprise announcement of donating $15,000 to area organizations as part of its Making a Difference for our Community program.

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02/14/18

World Vision voices concerns over federal budget

World Vision is among several leading humanitarian organizations calling upon Congress to reject the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget, calling it “inadequate and dangerous” with regard to foreign aid.

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02/13/18

WA insurance commissioner to speak in Tacoma next week

With so much upheaval in the insurance industry of late, it’s been a busy time for Mike Kreidler.

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02/13/18

Puyallup apartment complex sold to Bellevue buyer

Willow Springs Apartments, a 154-unit apartment complex in Puyallup, has been sold to an individual investor based in Bellevue.

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02/13/18

Two awards for Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has come home with some hardware, winning two awards at the Western Association of Chamber Executives Annual Conference.

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02/12/18

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber honors WorkWell winners

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has announced the winners of its WorkWell Awards recognition program.

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02/12/18

Utah company acquires South Sound hearing aid retailers

My Hearing Centers, a provider of hearing aids from several international manufacturers, has acquired Connect Hearing’s two South Sound locations in Olympia and Tacoma.

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02/12/18

Capital Medical Center to be part of new partnership

RCCH HealthCare Partners, which owns and operates Capital Medical Center in Olympia, is entering a public-private partnership with UW Medicine.

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02/09/18

Anthem adds location in Tacoma's Old Town

South Sound-based coffee, wine, and artisan food purveyor Anthem has added another location in the region, this time expanding into Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood.

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02/09/18

MultiCare's Deaconess, Rockwood Hospitals earn high marks

MultiCare Health System has announced that recently acquired Deaconess Hospital and Valley Hospital have both earned a four-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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02/08/18

Big commitment from BitCoinLatina boosts TopiaCoin ICO

Topia Technology’s TopiaCoin cryptocurrency received a boost today when the Tacoma cybersecurity firm announced that BitCoinLatina Foundation has committed one million of its own tokens toward TopiaCoin’s initial coin offering.

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02/08/18

Oregon company acquires South Sound beverage distributor

Portland’s Columbia Distributing today announced it will purchase the majority of the assets of Marine View Beverage, based in Sumner, Poulsbo, Port Angeles and Tumwater.

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02/08/18

Columbia Bank nets philanthropy award from UW Tacoma

Columbia Bank is the recipient of the 2018 Corporate Gold Star Award, presented by the University of Washington Tacoma at today’s third annual Corporate Community Circle Breakfast.

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02/07/18

Tacoma's Milgard best rated window brand online (again)

The online honors keep coming for Tacoma’s Milgard Windows & Doors, which for the second year in a row was named the highest online rated window and patio door brand, as determined by MetrixLab’s Net Reputation scoring system.

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02/07/18

TrueBlue announces 2017 Q4 results

TrueBlue, Inc. has announced its fiscal fourth quarter 2017 results, with a revenue of $670 million.

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02/07/18

BNSF to invest $160 million in Washington this year

BNSF Railway Company has announced that its 2018 capital expenditure program in Washington will be approximately $160 million.

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02/06/18

Reminder: Paid sick leave info session Thursday

Just one month in to the new year, many Tacoma employers continue to refine their paid sick leave policies to comply with newly enacted paid sick leave regulations.

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02/06/18

O'Ban bill freezing Tacoma Narrows toll rates heard

A bill sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, to freeze toll rates on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was heard yesterday afternoon before the state’s Senate Transportation Committee.

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02/06/18

Two Tacoma restaurants named to country's 'most romantic'

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, dining reservation website OpenTable has again released its list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, with a pair of Tacoma restaurants making the cut.

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02/02/18

Houzz tabs Milgard with another design award

Tacoma’s Milgard Windows & Doors has recently received Best of Houzz in Design for the fourth year in a row.

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02/02/18

New post-acute care practice opens in Tacoma

Swenson Healthcare PLLC has announced the launch of a new post-acute care clinical services group in Tacoma.

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02/02/18

Pre-apprenticeship program gets more funding

The Tacoma City Council recently approved additional funding for pre-apprenticeship opportunities in Pierce County.

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02/02/18

Construction spending growing, demand for workers strong

A report released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows national growth in both public and private construction spending, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors.

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02/01/18

Department of Revenue hosting small biz tax workshop

The Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners on Feb. 14 in Tacoma.

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02/01/18

Gov. Jay Inslee visits Orion's Auburn facility

Orion Industries’ Auburn location hosted a special guest yesterday, with Gov. Jay Inslee taking a tour of the facility.

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02/01/18

New senior housing in Tacoma's stadium district

The Rush Companies has announced new details on a new senior housing development in Tacoma’s Stadium District.

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