Webinar: Protect your business from Spring Weather Threats


This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts.  Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms. [Read more…]

Fourteen businesses, HOAs recognized for stormwater management

Fourteen local businesses and homeowner associations have been recognized for taking steps to reduce the amount of pollution entering Pierce County’s waterways in 2014.These businesses and associations received Pierce County’s “5-Star Excellence in Stormwater Management” award for exceeding operational and maintenance standards for their stormwater systems: [Read more…]

Pierce County 2015 WorkWell Awards designees announced


TACOMA, Wash. – WorkWell Award designees were recognized Friday, February 13, at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Chamber Luncheon Featuring: WorkWell Awards – A Celebration of the Healthy Workplace event held at the Pacific Grill Events Center, 1530 Pacific Ave.,Tacoma, Wash., 98402. [Read more…]

BBB and Porch.com join forces to inform consumers

An established and trusted business review organization is joining forces with a new and innovative home network to offer consumers the most comprehensive information available on home improvement and maintenance professionals. Better Business Bureau and Porch.com announced today that homeowners can now find BBB information, including ratings and accreditation status, for millions of professionals right in their Porch search results. [Read more…]

KeyBank offers free tax return prep in Tacoma, Feb. 7

On February 7, KeyBank will partner with Goodwill, the IRS, & Pierce County Asset Building Coalition in Tacoma to host its fifth annual Super Refund Saturday – a one-day event during which KeyBank employees provide free federal income tax preparation to low- and moderate-income wage earners. During individual tax preparation sessions, KeyBank volunteers help local residents identify their eligibility and apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit. [Read more…]

Be prepared for that Super Bowl spill

By Gayle Selden

There is so much excitement for the Superbowl this weekend. Everyone is planning parties and rallying around the Seahawks. There may be some nerves and jitters around the game but it’s time to release some of your anxiety about one issue that could crop up on game day. That is the worry that one of your guests is going to mess up your carpeting. You know Jermaine Kearse is going to catch a clutch TD making your guests jump up in joy, high fiving like crazy all while the nachos are flying, the skittles cascading and the wine is sloshing. [Read more…]