On the odd corner of Edgewater and Steilacoom Blvd sits a wedge shaped building. The newest tenants in the corner spot is Li’l Firehouse Coffee.
By Julie Popper
TACOMA – The 1,100 workers who went on strike Tuesday seeking “better care and better jobs” are returning to work Wednesday. Spokespersons for the workers say they are stronger and more united, and intent on continuing their fight for CHI Franciscan to invest in care and caregivers. The workers maintain that CHI Franciscan, which they say made $165 million in profit last year, is cutting its commitment to frontline care, leaving patients and the community behind.
TACOMA – CHI Franciscan should care for Pierce County patients, not Denver executives, according to 800 nursing assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, unit secretaries, dietary workers, housekeepers, sterile processors, and other service workers at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, and 330 service and technical workers at St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood who went on strike this morning, standing up for better jobs and better care. They insist that CHI Franciscan, which made $165 million in profit last year, is cutting its commitment to frontline care, leaving patients and the community behind. [Read more…]
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber will host a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Information Session (Wednesday, November 19, 6-7 pm) for students currently in grades 6-12, their families, and local business leaders to learn about the exciting afterschool program where middle and high school students launch their very own real businesses! YEA! will be hosted at the University of Washington Tacoma on Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm. [Read more…]
DuPont, Wash. – Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has officially launched the 2015 Students of Integrity Scholarship. High school seniors in the Northwest will have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. [Read more…]
Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N Joy” drive, November 16 through December 13. [Read more…]
Soundpath Health is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to add Virginia Mason to Soundpath Health’s network of physicians and hospitals effective January 1, 2015.
The agreement provides Virginia Mason patients additional plan choices for their Medicare benefits as well as expands access for Soundpath Health members to high-quality care providers. [Read more…]
As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates small businesses each and every day. When our small businesses do well, our communities do well. That’s why, as part of our annual tradition, we are asking you to join millions of Americans and “shop small” on Small Business Saturday™, November 29th.
TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8, presented the 36th annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen Award to Colonel H. Charles “Chuck” Hodges Jr.
Colonel Hodges has more than twenty-nine years of service in the U.S. Army. He has served as Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s commander since August 2012. He and his wife, Cathy, have two children, Shelby and Sam. As JBLM Commander he leads the nearly 3,500 soldiers, airmen and civilians who comprise the Joint Base staff. [Read more…]