A new “Meal Marketplace” website in Washington state offers local food vendors a place to list their local family food options. FamilyGrab.com encourages local food providers like restaurants, food trucks and caterers to create family style meals starting at $20 to list on the FamilyGrab.com website. “We all know local food providers were struggling through the pandemic”, says Denise Cook, […]
The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the growth of the economy and to support the job providers in our community. We believe it’s never too soon to teach kids about the excitement (and challenges) of being an entrepreneur. That’s why we’re excited to roll out Lemonade Day Lakewood, engaging local school kids with […]
New signage adorns the facade of the soon-to-be former Alebertsons on Steilacoom Blvd in Lakewood. For most of the past few decades, the grocery store at 8611 Steilacoom Blvd in Lakewood has gone by the name of Albertsons. No longer. Albertsons and Safeway are just of 21 brands owned and operated by Albertsons Companies.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Spotlight on Business Awards recognize local businesses that have set the standard for exemplary business practices within 8 categories. The categories are Small Business, Medium Business, Large Business, Non-Profit Organization, Minority Owned Business, Veteran Owned Business, Business Supporter of the Military, and new for this very difficult year, Resilience in Business. […]
The Northwest Seaport Alliance handled a total of 301,074 twenty-foot equivalent units(TEUs) in April, growing 21.6% compared to April 2020. Full imports increased 23.9%, while full exports decreased 12%. Year-to-date volumes improved 14.1% to 1,182,868 TEUs, with full imports growing 26.5% and full exports declining 12.6%. The first vessel of Wan Hai Lines’ new AA5 […]
The City of Lakewood will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Joint Chiropractic on May 20 (5-6 pm) at their office (3836 Bridgeport Way W).
A Project Permit Application has been filed with the City of Lakewood Community and Economic Development Department. Following is a description of the application and the process for review. The application and listed studies may be reviewed upon request. APPLICATION NUMBER AND NAME: LU-21-00064 – AHBL NEW COMM BLDG – SEPA PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project […]
The coolers and signage are gone from Lakewood’s Baskin-Robbins. The store, on 100th near Gravelly Lake Dr, was in that location for decades.
On April 30, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) announced that restaurants in Northwest Washington will be able to apply for direct relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) beginning Monday, May 3, at 12:00 p.m. ET. Applicants can register on the U.S. Small Business Administration application portal beginning Friday, April 30 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The $28.6 […]
On Friday, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led the entire bipartisan Washington congressional delegation in a letter to U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman requesting revisions to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) participation criteria for the American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). As currently written, the criteria effectively disqualifies Washington state’s distillery and craft […]
A tax credit for businesses working with students in employment training programs was extended yesterday after Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1033 into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-University Place), extends the Washington Customized Employment Training Program Business and Occupation tax credit to July 1, 2026. The program is used by businesses to increase […]
Starting in May, MSC’s Santana service will feature a new rotation to the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Tacoma Harbor. The MSC Nerissa will be suspending its call to Los Angeles and instead call Tacoma’s Husky Terminal. The service will have a Yantian – Shanghai – Tacoma – Yantian rotation. “The Tacoma Harbor has welcomed many extra-loader MSC vessels […]