Popular real estate program adds three West Coast credit unions

By Margaret Blankers

Three more western credit unions are partnering with CU Realty Services, a leading real estate services CUSO, to offer members the HomeAdvantage Program. The $1.1 billion Sound Credit Union in Tacoma, Wash.; $360 million Alliance Credit Union in San Jose, Calif.; and $264 million First U.S. Community Credit Union in Sacramento, Calif., are among seven credit unions and a mortgage CUSO along the West Coast that have begun offering the program since the start of this year.

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Xfinity Store in Tacoma moving Aug. 25

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Comcast will be opening a new XFINITY™ Store at 5935 6th Avenue in Tacoma on Monday, Aug. 25. The 4,600-square-foot center provides Comcast customers with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest XFINITY products and smarthome services. It becomes the seventh XFINITY Store of its kind with the new design in Washington after stores in Federal Way, Factoria, Puyallup, Auburn, Redmond and Spokane.

The new location is only a few blocks from the current location at 5401 6th Avenue S. The new store is near the L.A. Fitness and in the same complex as Safeway. [Read more...]

Teenage CEO Houston Gunn speaks at Young Entrepreneurs info night Aug. 20

TACOMA, Wash.- The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber will host a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) night (Aug. 20 , 6pm, at the Chamber offices in downtown Tacoma, 950 Pacific Ave. Suite 300) to inform interested students (currently in grades 6-12) and their families about YEA!, a yearlong program that guides middle and high school students in launching and running their own real businesses or social movements.
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Mannie Assumes Leadership of West Side Branch

Patty Mannie, owner of the marketing firm Patricia and Company in University Place, has assumed the chairmanship of the West Side Branch of the Chamber of Commerce. She is completing the term of LeAnn Riegel, who had to resign her chairmanship due to work obligations. Mannie was scheduled to assume the leadership in October.

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425 Business hires veteran sales leader Gary Rubin as advertising director, 4 others

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TACOMA Premier Media Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Rubin as advertising director for its latest publication, 425 Business magazine.

Gary Rubin

Gary Rubin

Rubin joins 425 Business with a wealth of experience in media management, corporate development and partnership strategies, as well as a strong history of opening new market segments with a proven ability to forge key customer and industry relationships. Prior to 425 Business, he was director of sales and corporate support for KCTS public television in Seattle and has held similar positions with KEXP public radio and The Seattle Times Company. [Read more...]