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…]

Westside Story – US Open Breeds Greed

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Chambers Bay US Open Championship breeds greed.

Chambers Bay US Open Championship breeds greed.

I love business and capitalism for all kinds of reasons, but when you add the element of greed to business, I have nothing but disdain for those responsible for giving capitalism a black eye.

A few days ago an incident involving cut-throat capitalism was reported in TV news and print media. It was reported that Mr. Abdulaziz Karim (AKA Aziz), a local business owner and landlord, appears to be using business practices to force at least two families out of their homes in order to make giant bucks renting his homes to B.T.O.s (Big Time Operators) associated with the 2015 US Open Championship. He stands to make $38,000 per house during the US Open Championship in June, 2015. [Read more…]

West Pierce Fire & Rescue to host ‘Disaster Preparedness Day’

Would you and your family be ready if a disaster were to strike tomorrow? West Pierce Fire & Rescue and Lakewood YMCA will be hosting the ninth annual “Disaster Preparedness Day” on April 25, 2015. The event will take place at the Lakewood YMCA located at 9715 Lakewood Dr SW from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The YMCA will be holding their Healthy Kids Day at the same time. Come and join us for a day of learning how to take care of your family in a disaster! Some highlights of Disaster Preparedness Day: [Read more…]