High-speed Internet speeds increasing for most Comcast customers

Comcast on Tuesday announced that it has increased Internet speeds for residential customers in Washington State. The company has increased the download speeds of three service tiers: “Performance” now offers speeds up to 50 Mbps, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” is now 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” has been bumped to 150 Mbps. These improvements come at no additional cost to the customer.
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We can make it happen

Regional Administrator Calvin Goings

At the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we’re all about helping small businesses start, grow and succeed. Collaboration with SBA resource partners is essential because they provide quality one-on-one counseling, training and mentorship that can help unleash small business potential. In fiscal year 2014, these efforts helped small businesses receive more than $4.7 billion in capital infusion, start over 13,500 new companies and create and retain more than 70,000 jobs.

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Public officials holiday reception

Tacoma, WA – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting the annual Public Officials Holiday Reception this Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Hotel Murano (Venice Ballrooms 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA). With 500+ public officials and business community members in attendance, this is a prime chance for the community to come together and enjoy a festive evening. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attendees are welcome to attend this cocktail reception anytime between 5:00 and 8:00 PM.

For more information and to register click here. We look forward to seeing you!

Fun holiday facts about Amazon in DuPont

The Amazon fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. is ready to delight and surprise Amazon.com customers this holiday season. Holiday items and gifts will be picked, packed and shipped from the fulfillment center to doorsteps around the world thanks to the dedication of Amazon employees. Below are some fun holiday facts from Amazon’s DuPont fulfillment center:

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Catch the Christmas Spirit and Keep It All Year Long


If you’ve celebrated fifty or more Christmases, chances are that you may be finding it hard to connect with the true Christmas spirit this year. Face it, we’re not exactly the demographic the toy and computer manufacturers are going for.  I mean, do you really want a Princess Elsa doll or a USB backup for you Mac Air? I thought not.

What we need, you and I, is something to help us put the constant and dizzying changes in the holiday celebration into perspective.  Luckily, the whole problem is put into perspective in a timely manner by one of our most gifted local  writers.  Who would that be? Well, as Mark Twain said, “I allude in these vague general terms to … myself,” Dorothy Wilhelm.

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