‘Spotlight! On Business’ award recipients announced

2014 Spotlight! On Business

TACOMA, Wash. – Seven Spotlight! On Business award recipients were announced at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s awards luncheon held at Hotel Murano Wednesday.

The Spotlight! On Business Awards recognizes the accomplishments and civic contributions that Chamber member businesses make to the community. The selection committee, made up of volunteers, based their choices by following five criteria: staying power, growth in employees, evidence of contributions to community-oriented projects, innovativeness of product or service and response to adversity. [Read more...]

TNT: Drawings released for five-story hotel at Chambers Bay

“A Los Angeles developer unveiled drawings Tuesday for a resort at Chambers Bay in University Place that would be big and dramatic with a five-story hotel and sweeping views of Chambers Bay Golf Course and a proposed second course.

“Chambers Bay Resort would consist of the 258-room hotel, a conference center, a 180-seat cafe and restaurant, and a swimming pool. The conference center would be located in what is now the county’s environmental services building, with a ballroom added on.”

Read the rest of Steve Maynard’s story in The News Tribune. 

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/23/3395411_drawings-released-for-five-story.html?sp=/99/296/&rh=1#storylink=cpy




Narrows Brewing to celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest and Marzen beer. That can only mean fall is approaching and Narrows Brewing Company (9007 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98466) is celebrating. Join Narrows Brewing Saturday, September 20th from 6:00 – 11:00 for a party out on the deck with head brewer Joe Walts and his newly released Oktoberfest Beer. Music and food vendors will be on hand to round out the evening and there is no cover charge.

Their Oktoberfest beer is inspired by German Marzenbier and is a showpiece for the bready flavors of Munich and Vienna malts. This year’s batch will have an abv of 5.7% and will have been lagered for 8 weeks by the time it is tapped on September 20.

SBA proposes revisions to size standards

The U.S. Small Business Administration published two proposed rules to revise small business size standards in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 31-33 (Manufacturing) and industries with employee-based size standards that are not a part of NAICS Sector 31-33, Sector 42 (Wholesale Trade), and Sector 44-45 (Retail Trade). The proposed rules were published in the Federal Register today. [Read more...]

New Loan Model to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Helping banks get to “yes” on small business loans for women entrepreneurs has never been more important to America’s economic health then it is right now.  That’s because smaller firms have driven our recovery, both nationally and locally. Small businesses are creating nearly 2 out of every 3 private-sector jobs. And, to accomplish all of this, they need capital. Capital to invest in new equipment, new buildings and to meet a growing payroll.

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AG and BBB partner to help stop school supply scam

The Washington State Office of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau have joined together to help consumers avoid a school book scam making the rounds to schools in Washington and across the country.

School employees have reported receiving official-looking invoices from a fake company called Scholastic School Supply for some books, often math workbooks, they did not order and have not received.

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