The U.S. Small Business Administration will join the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) at its National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) March 17-20, 2014 to sign a strategic alliance memorandum (SAM) to widen reach to Native American entrepreneurs and boost entrepreneurship opportunities.
Go “Wild” this spring with Pierce County Library’s seventh annual one book program: Pierce County READS. Now through April 25, thousands of people will come together as a community and read the New York Times best-seller and award-winning “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” by Northwest author Cheryl Strayed.
With only a couple weeks to go during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period, now is the time for self-employed business owners to sign up for a plan.
With new Health Insurance Marketplaces (also referred to as Exchanges) open, self-employed business owners and other consumers can purchase private insurance coverage from a range of options and depending on income and residency, potentially qualify for additional subsidies like Medicaid or tax credits.
A solar company that increased staff by nearly 50 percent, a medical equipment firm that opened a retail division, a trucking company revolutionizing the way truckers are paid in a struggling industry, and a storage company that opened a new location – these are a few examples of the successful, sustainable growth achieved by Seattle-area graduates of the Emerging Leaders initiative.
The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill two (2) vacancies on the Redevelopment Advisory Board.
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A Department of Social and Health Services proposal regarding “Adult Group Homes” was noticed by residents in the Oakbrook community of Lakewood. The Oakbrook Community Facebook Page constructed an abstract of the proposal noting, “The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is about to move on a proposed rule which will make it easier to relocate Western State Hospital patients into many of the Adult Family Homes located throughout the City of Lakewood.”
Senate Bill 5969, sponsored by west Pierce County Sen. Steve O’Ban, was approved by the House of Representatives today and will soon be signed into law by the governor. The measure awards academic credit for military training so veterans may earn college degrees faster and more affordably.
Behrooz Madjdi, reference associate for Pierce County Library System, received outstanding mention for the Library Journal’s 2014 Paralibrarian of the Year Award. Madjdi is one of two recipients of the recognition. These two individuals and the final winner of the national award are all Washington residents.
After three years of work by the City, the Lakewood City Council this week adopted the community’s first “Legacy Plan,” a 20-year, strategic plan that will help the City develop and sustain a healthy parks and recreation system.
Friday, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee appointed Deputy Prosecutor Phil Sorensen to be a Pierce County Superior Court judge. He will take the bench on April 1 and be publicly sworn in on April 3. Sorensen fills a vacancy left by Judge Linda Lee, who was appointed to the Court of Appeals in January.