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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West Pierce Fire & Rescue Responds to Fire in Lakewood


LAKEWOOD – At 8:34 pm Monday night West Pierce firefighters were called to a fire at the Ram Headquarters building at 10013 59th Ave SW.  Firefighters arrived just four minutes later to find heavy fire coming the front side of the structure on the exterior of the building.  The fire had already begun to enter the interior of both the first and second floors of the structure.  Firefighters quickly went to work putting out the fire and it was completely extinguished at 9:23 pm. [Read more...]

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber supports Washington Military Alliance

TACOMA, Wash. – Tom Pierson, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber President & CEO, joined Governor Jay Inslee and more than 20 military and economic development leaders for the launch of the Washington Military Alliance (WMA), a diverse group of military and defense stakeholders representing industry, infrastructure, veteran, workforce and economic development interests across the state. [Read more...]