FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2019
TACOMA, Wash. – Businesses, organizations and individuals who make outstanding contributions to downtown Tacoma were nominated as part of the annual New Tacoma Awards.
This year, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, in coordination with Venue Sponsor Pacific Grill Events & Catering, and Awards Sponsor NW Etch, honored nominees and recipients at the Chamber Luncheon on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at the Pacific Grill Events Center.
The 2019 New Tacoma Awards recipients are:
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Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
This September, local business and civic leaders are joining the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to learn from each other and from Pittsburgh, the Steel City.
The Chamber is hosting an intercity conference to develop regional leadership partners, with opportunities to learn and share best practices, innovation, and ideas. Pittsburgh was selected because of its can-do spirit. As it has built on its industrial reputation, Pittsburgh has shifted knowledge and skills to grow technology, arts, entertainment, health care and innovation while maintaining its traditions and identity.
Growing innovation in the technology and cultural sectors have stemmed outward migration and people are returning to Pittsburgh for the lifestyle and job opportunities. Pittsburgh and Tacoma-Pierce County share similarities with strong community leadership, a focus on innovation, outstanding education institutions, technological hubs, and burgeoning arts and entertainment opportunities.
“This experience would be a valuable opportunity to allow other parts of the country to witness the impressive work that’s been completed in our region in the last number of years. At the same time, our delegation can meet with Pittsburgh’s leaders to learn about the innovative approaches that make Pittsburgh a city of influence. In addition, spending quality time with a focused group of leaders from Tacoma-Pierce County will further improve our local connections,” said Tom Pierson, Chamber President & CEO.
While in Pittsburgh, the group will dive into Pittsburgh’s transition from an industrial hub to a city landing on Amazon’s Top 20 list. Pittsburgh has an industrial waterfront that has been recaptured and reinvested in, a growing technology and robotics sector, a cultural district anchored by museums and athletics, and niches that are attracting talent from life sciences to culinary arts.
Please join leaders from throughout Pierce County as we get a behind the scenes look at how Pittsburgh has transitioned into a City primed for the future. For more details and to register, go to https://aspiresouthsound.com or contact David Schroedel at email@example.com
The Chamber Luncheon: New Tacoma Awards, presented by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, recognizes businesses, organizations, and individuals who make outstanding contributions to the revitalization of downtown Tacoma for the following awards and nominees:
Ghilarducci Award: Recognizing new development, renovation, or beautification
Popham Award: Honoring the individual that has done the most to build community spirit
Public Places Award: Recognizing the best activation of a public park, open space, or area in the public right-of-way
Schoenfeld Award: Highlighting exemplary performance of pizzazz as a retailer or restaurateur
Union Station Award: Celebrating a leading organization, company, or individual that has built or sustained momentum for revitalization
Friday, July 12, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Pacific Grill Events Center
1530 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Visit the Chamber’s website for more information.
For more information about Chamber Luncheon and/or the New Tacoma Awards, contact Alison Bryan, Events Planner, firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 683-4881
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Awards Cpt. Hans Zeiger, Howard O. Scott Citizen-Servicemember of the Year