Local artist designs mermaid labels for Narrows Brewing Co.

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By Jen Smith

Local Gig Harbor charcoal artist Lita Dawn never imagined she would be designing beer labels, but this summer that changed. She was approached by Narrows Brewing Co. in Tacoma to help them create a series of mermaid-inspired labels for a seasonal beer rotation in stores. “They provided me with some elements that were important for the first siren of the series; a moonbeam, pearls, red hair–then I had to work around the space limitations of the label itself based on the brewery name and logo. It turned out to be a lot more challenging to achieve the effect we were after than I thought it would be,” said Lita Dawn.

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Amazon.com creating seasonal jobs in western Washington

Amazon.com announced it is creating 80,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand. Hundreds in the Western Washington facilities which include DuPont. Last year, Amazon converted thousands of seasonal employees into regular, full-time roles after the holidays, and expects to do the same this year. [Read more...]

Meet teens launching their own business

Teens Fiona and Semira share their experience winning Startup Weekend at University of Washington and working with a team of professionals to launch their business, Generation Code. Come to the University Place Pierce County Library (3609 Market Place W., Suite 100) on Monday, October 20 (4-5 pm). Free event sponsored by Friends of the University Place Library.

Kensington Gardens announces expansion

By Jackie Flaten

GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON – Oct. 14, 2014 – Kensington Gardens Estate Senior Living, one of the region’s most luxurious and individually oriented yet affordable skilled assisted care homes, announced today it has expanded its facility and is accepting applications for residency and its wait list. The newly renovated Manor Garden Suite, on the main floor of the opulent privately owned and operated Georgian mansion, offers six beautifully equipped rooms supported by a 24-hour fully licensed dedicated care staff.

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‘Winter Weather Preparedness’ presentation, Oct. 21

As winter arrives, so do the many threats that can result in business interruption. It could be flooding caused by frozen pipes that explode. Or it may come on the heels of an ice storm that causes power outages due to downed electric lines. On top of all that, an influenza outbreak at your business could cripple your operations if your key people get sick and have to stay home for days. [Read more...]

KeyBank one of 14 area businesses in Goodwill Corporate Alliance

(l-r) Key Private Bank Relationship Manager Jason Hall, KeyBank President Brian Marlow, KeyBank Community Relations Manager David Parent and Goodwill CEO Terry Hayes.

TACOMA – Goodwill recently unveiled nearly a dozen Goodwill delivery trucks that have been custom painted to acknowledge 14 area businesses who have formed the new Goodwill Corporate Alliance. The Alliance is donating $800,000 in job training resources that will benefit 9,500 unemployed individuals over the next year.
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