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As today’s economic headlines highlight Services and High-Tech or Software, the South Sound continues to host a robust and growing industrial sector, with fabrication and machine shops reporting record order backlogs. This episode visits three local employers which also face challenges finding skilled machinists and craftspersons needed to manufacture their customers’ futures.

Martin Kerner, CEO, Machine & Fabrication LLC
Mike Luptak, Sales Manager, Machine & Fabrication LLC
Jeff Gellert, CEO, Jesse Engineering
Jay Taylor, General Manager, Torklift International

Added: 2013-03-12

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Industrial Machining

Industrial Machining

As today’s economic headlines highlight Services and High-Tech or Software, the South Sound continues to host a robust and growing industrial sector, with fabrication and machine shops reporting record order backlogs. This episode visits three local employers which also face challenges finding skilled machinists and craftspersons needed to manufacture their customers’ futures. Martin Kerner, CEO, Machine & Fabrication LLC Mike Luptak, Sales Manager, Machine & Fabrication LLC Jeff Gellert, CEO, Jesse Engineering Jay Taylor, General Manager, Torklift International
Added: 2013-03-12
JA BizTown

JA BizTown

5th grade students from Gig Harbor’s Voyager Elementary School put their economics studies into practice during their day operating BizTown, the experiential learning classroom at Junior Achievement of Washington’s BizTown in Auburn. Operating in jobs roles, they see the Free Enterprise system in action. Guests interviewed include: Numerous 5th grade students, teachers & parents Chuck Cuzzetto, Peninsula School Superintendent David Moore, CEO Junior Achievement of Wash. Tom Berquist, VP BECU Kelly Haughton, CEO Global Index Group
Added: 2013-02-24
Go-Local Tacoma

Go-Local Tacoma

Local merchants and professional service businesses are the backbone of every community. Go-Local Tacoma is a main street level organization that celebrates local, independent businesses through a yearly trade show. Guests interviewed include numerous local business owners/proprietors in addition to: Derrick Rhayn, pres., and Patricia Lecy-Davis, board member, Go-Local Tacoma Nichole Connely, Shopgirl Tacoma Henri Parren, Tacoma Food Co-Op
Added: 2013-02-10
The Business of Hotels

The Business of Hotels

Washington is heading into another year without any state government efforts to promote visitors and the tourism industry, as legislators eliminated those programs in a tight budget scenario. Representatives of several hotels and private sector advocates answer whether they've seen a drop-off in visitors. Stan Kott, GM, Hotel Murano, Tacoma John Setterstrom, GM, Eagle's Landing Hotel, Rochester Katherine Kertsman, Seattle Southside Visitor Services Phillip DeLong, GM, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Puyallup Andy Olson, VP, Columbia Hospitality, board member, WA Tourism Alliance
Added: 2013-01-29
Business and the State Legislature

Business and the State Legislature

As 2013 State Legislature gathers in Olympia, four different lawmakers offer their outlook for what business interests should be concerned about in the crunch to build a 2013-2015 budget and find $1 billion additional for basic education. *Rep. Richard DeBolt, House Minority Leader *Rep. Steve Kirby, chair, House Business & Financial Institutions Committee *Rep. JT Wilcox, House GOP Leader, small business/farm operator *Sen. Karen Keiser, chair Senate Health & Long-Term Care committee
Added: 2013-01-15
5 County Regional Economic Outlook

5 County Regional Economic Outlook

Economic development leaders of five South-Central Washington counties gathered in December for a Regional Economic Forecast and Innovation Expo, with various local Vitality Index reports issued. Matt Matayoshi, exec. dir., Mason County Economic Development Council Tim Gibbs, CEO, Grays Harbor, Inc. (EDC) Cathy Russ, exec. dir., Pacific County Economic Development Council Dick Larman, exec. dir., Lewis County Economic Development Council Michael Cade, exec. dir., Thurston County Economic Development Council
Added: 2013-01-02
City Budgets & Business

City Budgets & Business

As city leaders struggle to find a balanced budget for 2013-2014, there is often a turn to the business sector for additional revenue. Tacoma City Councilman Marty Campbell, an experienced small business owner, discusses the fiscal challenges for municipalities from a private sector viewpoint. Gary Brackett, Government & Business manager for Tacoma. Pierce County Chamber speaks from the commercial viewpoint. City of Kent imposed its first B&O tax on businesses this year and Pres. Ken Sharp of Kent Area Chamber explains why that business advocacy group worked with the city to formulate it. Mayor Mike Grayum of DuPont talks about the struggle to pay for city services that residents demand, and businesses increasingly are being required to fund in part.
Added: 2012-12-16
Business Networking

Business Networking

Tony Salas, ex. dir. of Lacey Chamber of Commerce Amy Condon & Jordan Ford with YPN Young Professionals Network David Reynolds, president of Network of Tacoma leads group Mary Lou Guinn & Jill Newmeister, representing Alliance of Women-Owned Businesses.
Added: 2012-11-16
Small Business

Small Business

Update on state of Small Businesses in South Sound and their importance to election campaigns through interviews with: Reid Bates, Express Personnel Professionals Mark Hamilton, Aircare Solutions Group Dan Phillips, 4th Dimension Computers Priscilla Terry, Prime Locations Jace Munson, Berschauer Philips Construction Mariella Cummings, Physicians of SW Wash. Dan Penrose, City of Lakewood
Added: 2012-10-28
Auto Repair Business

Auto Repair Business

As Americans have "tightened their belts," recent years have increasingly seen them repair, rather than replace, their personal vehicles. This trend has benefited automotive repair shops, small businesses that have themselves been challenged by the economy. In this episode, we visit with the operators of three local auto repair operations and a tool vendor who supports them, plus an auto technician instructor from a technical college where classes are full of students eager to enter this career field. Robert Collier, RC's Auto Repair Brian Smith, Gig Harbor Automotive Mike Whyte, Matco Tools representative Wayne Bridges, Clover Park Technical College instructor Mark & Rolf Simons, Rolf's Import Auto
Added: 2012-10-08
 Globe Awards: International Trade

Globe Awards: International Trade

World Trade Center Tacoma selects recipients of awards related to local engagement in global commerce. Executive Director Anthony Hemstad explains the program, as well as the importance of The Boeing Company (Exporter of the Year) and retiring Congressman Norm Dicks as a champion (G.F. Train Commemorative Award) of the South Sound. Video segments highlight these other Globe Award honorees: • Grakon LLC, Importer of Year • Access the USA LLC, Service Provider of the Year • Johnny's Fine Foods, Emerging Business of the Year • Secretary of State Sam Reed, (retiring) Lifetime Achievement
Added: 2012-09-24
Women of Influence 2012

Women of Influence 2012

Featuring honorees of Business Examiner's Women of Influence recognition program for women who hold prominent leadership positions and contribute to community growth are featured. Included are: Tanya Andrews, CEO Children’s Museum of Tacoma Rachael Costner, CEO of Women’s Resource Maureen Fife, CEO Habitat for Humanity Tacoma-Pierce County Dyann Lyon, USANA independent dealer and charitable advocate Jasmin Shackelford, US Navy assigned to U.S.S. Nimitz Neel Parikh, executive director Pierce County Library District Also appearing: Steve Maxwell, CEO KeyBank South Puget Sound; George Cargill, Tri-West Healthcare; and persons speaking in support of each WOI honoree. Presented by KeyBank
Added: 2012-09-12
Experts (People, Passion – and Bosses)

Experts (People, Passion – and Bosses)

Joe Sullivan, founder/CEO of Market Insights, discusses how People, Passion and Profits are related in any business operation. http://www.formarketinsights.com Also, Jim Hessler and Steve Motenko, co-hosts of The Boss Show podcast and co-owners of Path Forward leadership training, explain how their on-demand, Internet-based “radio” show sheds light on the dynamics of workplace leaders in fun ways. http://www.TheBossShow.com
Added: 2012-08-31
40 Under Forty 2012

40 Under Forty 2012

2012 40 Under Forty Featuring the faces & voices of 24 of them, plus Andrew Barkis (Class of 2004) and Jeff Ivey, Harborstone Credit Union's business lending specialist.
Added: 2012-08-15
Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Summer is a glorious time for both tourists and local residents to enjoy outdoor recreation opportunities in the South Sound. Conversations with: Roger Andrascik, Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park acting assistant superintendent May Kay Nelson, www.VisitRainier.com executive director Perry Heck, American Heritage Campground Joe Hyer, owner, Alpine Outfitters retail store
Added: 2012-07-29
Health Care Champions

Health Care Champions

2012 Health Care Champions honorees: - Charlie Keck, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2012 Thurston County Health Care Champions - Lynne P. Clark, M.D., P.S., winner of Distinguished Service Award in 2012 Pierce & South King County Health Care Champions - RotaCare Free Clinic, winner of Community Impact Award in 2012 Pierce & South King County Health Care Champions - Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center @ Madigan Army Medical Center, winner of Military Service Award in 2012 Pierce & South King County Health Care Champions - John Masterson, winner of Innovative Community Service Award in 2012 Thurston County Health Care Champions - St. Francis Outpatient Oncology Clinic, Tony McLean, president of St. Francis Hospital, winner of Support Services Award in 2012 Pierce & South King County Health Care Champions - Madigan as member of Tacoma Trauma Trust, LTC(P) Matthew Martin, Madigan Trauma Medical Director, winner of Emergency Services Award in 2012 Pierce & South King County Health Care Champions - Greg Blackner, MD, winner of Healthcare Safety Net Award in 2012 Thurston County Health Care Champions - Jonathan Seib, winner of Community Impact Award in 2012 Thurston County Health Care Champions
Added: 2012-07-29
Incubator businesses

Incubator businesses

Conversations with newer businesses housed in Small Business Incubators located in Olympia and Tacoma Corey Lopardi, Pardiman Productions Jason Robertson, J Robertson & Associates Jeff & Kelly Smith-Chambers, Visiting Angels Jeff Goodwin, eDiscovery Cloud Chris Free, Rapport Benefits Group David Brandon, Lighthorse Electric Also David Shaffert, CEO, Thurston Chamber (sponsor of incubator) and Tim Strege, CEO of William Factory Small Business Incubator in Tacoma
Added: 2012-07-09
Fast Growing Companies

Fast Growing Companies

South Sound businesses honored for extraordinary growth in calendar year 2011: Kevin Almon, Vital Mechanical Service, Kent Mark Beardemphl, KMB Design Studio, Olympia Chad Stoker, CodeSmart, Lacey Alfie & Larry Treleven, Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma Also Bob Hunton, managing partner of Moss Adams, CPA (event co-sponsor)
Added: 2012-07-09
JBLM Impacts

JBLM Impacts


Added: 2012-06-11
Thurston EDC Awards

Thurston EDC Awards


Added: 2012-06-12
Shellfish

Shellfish


Added: 2012-05-18
Top Places to Work

Top Places to Work


Added: 2012-04-10
Manufacturing

Manufacturing


Added: 2012-03-29
Museums of Transportation

Museums of Transportation


Added: 2012-03-29
Today Show

Today Show


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Life Cycle Assesment

Life Cycle Assesment

Conversations around evaluating all the environmental impacts from creation of a product or service, so that all can see a transparent disclosure about its impacts to our world. Colleen Hall Barta, Institute of Environmental Research & Education Cliff Goodman, Vashon Brewing Don Atkinson, Richlite
Added: 2012-12-03
Good News Campaign

Good News Campaign


Added: 2012-04-10

South Sound Business Report

Since January 2004, Business Examiner Media Group has presented this informative business television show focused on local business leaders and issues in South Puget Sound.

Co-hosts Jeff Rounce and Holly Smith Peterson interview guests for insight and perspective on South Sound business news and events. 

South Sound Business Report can be seen on Seattle’s KSTW CW-11 each Sunday at 9 a.m. and at other times on select cable TV systems in the region. 

If you have comments or a story idea for South Sound Business Report, contact co-host Jeff Rounce.

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