Risk Barometer for business owners

Bradley A. Berger, Managing Partner and Owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies was the facilitator/presenter for the University Place/Fircrest Division meeting of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, January 28.

Randy Walden, owner of Heartwarming Care is the new division president and has set the tone and course for what will be a six-part series based on mistakes than can be “Business Killers”.

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Dazzling Chamber Wake UP!


Jeff Evans, magician, performs to a delighted early a.m. audience

By Jaynie Jones

Jeff Evans (above) of Amazement Productions performed at the University Place / Fircrest Division of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber Wake UP! on Friday morning, putting on a show that dazzled, amazed, and amused the delighted audience.  It was stunning that anyone could be so funny and engaging at 7:30 a.m. while simultaneously putting on a free-wheeling “strolling” magic show.  What a performer!  He does 275 shows a year and boasts a “100% on-time reliability record.”


Crystle Rivera, community employment specialist of CenterForce checks out the Bridgeport Place booth

The December meeting was a combination holiday season celebration and a business showcase.  Member businesses were given an opportunity to host a table or tradeshow booth display promoting their businesses during the event.

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Steilacoom barber battles cancer; join his fight

Pat Moon’s quaint barber shop in the heart of the Steilacoom’s Historic District has been a fixture there for many, many years.  Customers could always count on a lively discussion of politics and other hot topics while getting a haircut.  Now the town’s renowned barber needs your support in a different way. According to the Steilacoom Chamber’s newsletter, Moon has been diagnosed with cancer.  Chamber members, friends, community residents, and customers are rallying to support him by holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser 5:30 – 7:30 on Friday evening, April 30. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go to Pat Moon to help with his cancer battle. Gather a group of friends and family together for the Pat Moon benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom.  Phone 253.581.1076 for more information. http://steilacoom.org/event.htm