Tacoma Public Utilities has asked us to share an invitation with you to their Integrated Resource Plan Workshops. These workshops give you the opportunity to have your voice heard regarding how TPU continues to serve our community’s power needs. What is the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)? Every two years, we develop an updated long-range plan…

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The FME Chamber encourages you to use your voice to stop State Bill 5096. The state Legislature is considering this bill that introduces a capital gains tax to Washington for the first time. This is the wrong time to introduce any new taxes in Washington. This tax, especially, essentially amounts to a state income tax,…

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A Rollback Grant has been established to assist local businesses impacted by recently modified restrictions to business. Businesses may receive up to $10,000 from a newly created program from Pierce County. What types of businesses are eligible for the Rollback grant? In-store retail  Arts and culture establishments such as theaters, museums, and entertainment venues  Fitness…

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Prior to Covid, the Port of Tacoma offered both bus and boat tours to educate the community about the port. They invited the public to hop on a bus or a boat to learn about port through these visits. Bus tours were monthly and the boat tour was once a year. I attended both the…

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The Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber wants to say thank you to all the heroes who have served our country. Here in Pierce County, there is not a business or an individual who hasn’t been touched by are armed services. Here’s to honoring veterans who gave everything and a thank you to all who serve or…

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Like many businesses, Sound Transit is battling the effects of Covid on their revenues and this impacts the Tacoma Dome Link Extension. As a community project, they want community input. As a result, they are requesting your feedback. Sound Transit is planning the Tacoma Dome Link Extension. This regional light rail expansion will connect both…

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With the $2.2 trillion stimulus package signed today, there is tremendous relief available for small businesses, who are struggling to keep their employees on payroll. Congress has approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It allocates $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact,…

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