State’s top companies, community groups boosting veteran employment, training


Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County, Friday led the passage of Senate Resolution 8680, honoring businesses and community partners that have made a commitment to train, recruit and hire veterans entering the private sector. Leaders from Washington’s top companies and veterans joined members of the state Senate Friday in advance of the resolution to hear from elected leaders and veterans at local companies about their experience transitioning into the civilian workforce. [Read more…]

Good planning makes travel accessible for all

Leisure travel is becoming increasingly accessible to people with disabilities and older adults.  People can take safe, relaxing vacations anywhere in the world, but, as with any trip, planning is the key.

“Planning for Safe Travels” is a free, information-only presentation that will provide useful information and resources to help individuals and families who have caught the “travel bug.”  The one-hour presentation will look at travel planning, packing, practical tips, dealing with the TSA, personal safety and travel options. [Read more…]

University Place businesswoman featured in local film festival

University Place, WA. – University Place businesswoman, Patricia Mannie is proud to announce her marketing firm, Patricia & Co., is being featured in a local entrepreneur film festival. The documentary, filmed, edited, and hosted by a variety of students at University of Puget Sound offers an insight into the local business community. Several local business owners, including Patricia & Co. will be featured in the documentary about the life and work of an entrepreneur. Wednesday, April 29th, 7pm. All are encouraged to attend. [Read more…]

Public invited to briefings on South Sound 911’s plans for new communications center

Leaders from South Sound 911 and members of the Pierce County Council will provide briefings about the agency’s plan to build a new public safety communications center at upcoming public meetings around the county. Voters in Pierce County authorized the project in November 2011 as part of a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to fund the consolidation of six disparate 911 centers and create a regional emergency communications radio network. The intent of both actions was to improve the delivery of emergency services. [Read more…]

Toastmaster Evaluation and International Speech contests, May 2


AUBURN, WA—The top local Toastmasters will participate in Evaluation and International Speech contests at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. Contestants represent clubs in District 32’s Division D, which covers Federal Way, Auburn, Fife, Puyallup, northeast Tacoma, Bonney Lake and Enumclaw. [Read more…]