Welcome to our Chamber the new members who joined in June 2023!
A & H Tax Services LLC
A & N Auto Repair
Amel's Care LLC
Annia's Interpreting Services
Apaez Shellfish LLC
Artur's Salon LLC
Auto Reparaciones de Dios
AZ Drywall and Painting LLC
B's Cleaners LLC
Big Dawg Barbershop
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
Brigitte O'Michaels LLC
Brown Girl Farmer
Cache Hair Salon LLC
Comparative Solutions LLC
Crown Beauty Supply LLC
Eleven Eleven Sauce
Father & Son Outreach
Fletcher & Sons Logistics LLC
G & G Roofing LLC
Genesis Cleaning Services
Go Mac Residential Painting Company LLC
Great Life Investing
Hudson Security LLC
Jared & Brothers Enterprises
JCarlos Landscaping LLC
Josme's Cleaning & More
Junkers Nest Vintage
Liz Dream Boutique Corp.
Man and A Van, Inc.
Munem'Ma Fashion Jewelry LLC
Panaderia Y Taqueria La Placita, Inc.
Petunia's Cleaning Services LLC
Quarter Nickel Dime Accounting & Tax Services
Servicios Contables Payroll & Bookkeeping LLC
Socials With Spice
Tacoma Design Co.
Tacoma Soda Works
Terrell King of Clean
The Barber Lounge
The Space Tacoma
U.S. Bank-KENT BRANCH
Uncle Al's TEXAS BBQ
Under The Pine Tree
Urban Business Support
Valentine Enterprise LLC
Vision Youth Academy
Vivid Creative Co.
Voice Tacoma Creative Media LLC
Last Thursday, August 24th, we joined the American Red Cross for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new office in University Place. The event was attended by local leaders including University Place Mayor Steve Worthington,
University Place Council Member Edward Wood, University Place Council Member Javier Figueroa, Senator Murray's District Representative Juan Beltran, Derek Kilmer's District Representative Courtney Acoff, and City of Tacoma Deputy Mayor Kristina Walker.
The South Puget Sound and Olympics Chapter of the American Red Cross serves the communities of Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, and Thurston counties.
Thank you to everyone who attended this exciting event and to the American Red Cross for inviting us to be part of this milestone!
View photos from the event below and read more in this article from South Sound Business.
Calling all amazing South Sound businesses! It is once again time to submit nominations for the 2023 Spotlight on Business Awards. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber annually recognizes and celebrates businesses in our community that have demonstrated excellence this past year. This is your chance to nominate your business— or another amazing business in our community— for a Spotlight Award!
Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. on September 22, 2023.
This year's five award categories are
What is "excellence"? For the purpose of these awards, excellence can mean many things. It can be your business having a record-breaking year in terms of profits, launching a new service or program, undergoing a rebrand, making headlines, and much more. It could also be overcoming a significant business challenge or discovering an innovative solution to a workplace issue. Excellence can also be demonstrated in the form of giving back to the community through philanthropic contributions or service days. Whatever it is your business has achieved this past year, we want to help you celebrate it.
The Spotlight on Business Awards will be announced at the Chamber's Annual Meeting taking place November 1st, 2023 from 5-7 P.M.
Businesses must be an active member of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber in order to be considered for a Spotlight Award.
Last Thursday, August 17th, we hosted our monthly Chamber After Hours at the Washington State Fair! This was a great event full of opportunities to network, connect, and see what's in store at the Fair this year. Thank you to all members of our business community who attended. We hope to see you at our next After Hours! Thank you to the Washington State Fair and The Vault Catering for being part of this event!
View photos from the evening below!
This past Monday, July 31st, our Chamber participated in a roundtable event focused on child care and early learning in Washington. Lack of affordable, accessible child care continues to be a top issue for employers and workers in our state. According to the Association for Washington Business, a shortage of affordable child care is "consistently ranked as one of the top ten issues facing Washington employers, and 13% report it’s the number one issue."
This event was part of a statewide bus tour launched by AWB to promote child care and early learning throughout Washington. The tour is part of the Legislator Education and Action Project (LEAP), a collaboration between the AWB Institute and the Children’s Campaign Fund Action.
The goal of the roundtable was to "educate elected officials, policymakers, business leaders and stakeholders about early learning and child care" as well as to "gather information about the state of child care in Washington to share in a report after the tour."
Thank you to AWB for leading this informative, important event and for choosing our Chamber to host a roundtable on this tour. Our Chamber looks forward to being part of the effort to find solutions to child care access in Washington.
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