Washington Post: USA Discounters hooks some service members with credit before springing the debt trap

By Warren Nabours

The Washington [DC] Post published a story about USA Discounters business practices. Here is an extract from one paragraph that kind of explains the story:

“[Army Spc. Angel] Aguirre later learned that USA Discounters’ easy lending has a flip side. Should customers fall behind, the company transforms into an efficient collection operation. And this part of its business takes place not where customers bought their appliances, but in two local courthouses just a short drive from the company’s Virginia Beach headquarters.”

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Lakewood Chamber: JBLM could lose 16,000 more jobs

The Army recently completed a 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environment Assessment (SPEA), which poses that Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) could lose up to 16,000 military and civilian jobs.

You’ll recall that the South Sound recently lost the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (Lakewood’s Community Connector). This reduction was the result of the initial 2013 Programmatic Environment Assessment (PEA).

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Windermere Professional Partners Announces the Launch of ChambersBayHousing.com

UNIVERSITY PLACE –  Windermere Professional Partners Property Management (WPPPM) proudly announces the launch of ChambersBayHousing.com.  Since the USGA announced Chambers Bay as the site of the 2015 US Open Golf Championship, the University Place community has been buzzing about opportunities available for homeowners near the course to make their houses available for rent to visitors, media, sponsors, and perhaps even players.  Until now, a uniform, consistent source of options and information did not exist.  ChambersBayHousing.com changes that. [Read more...]

Around the Sound: Writer concludes book-writing project with Steilacoom spa session

As soon as I finished my latest book project—yes! another history book—I planned to celebrate with champagne. After all, Lake City promoter Allen C. Mason had used champagne to launch the steamboat, “Lake City” on American Lake that carried prospective landowners on the day that city was established. [Read more...]

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s New Tacoma Awards Honor Downtown Contributions

2014 New Tacoma Awards Recipients-Nominees

TACOMA, Wash. – Businesses, organizations and individuals who make outstanding contributions to downtown Tacoma were recognized with the annual New Tacoma Awards at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s monthly Luncheon held Friday, July 11, at the Pacific Grill Events Center, 1530 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Wash., 98402.

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