OK, we all know that our current situation isn't ideal for any of us. At best we're working from home, missing the comradery of our colleagues. At worst... well, I don't even want to go there. But there is good news. The good news is that, intertwined with all this awfulness, many of our members are doing really great things to make sure our community stays safe, intact, and strong. We sent out a request to find out what you're doing and we shouldn't have been surprised when the stories started streaming in. So we're going to use this blog as a shout out to all of you who are helping in any way you can during this crazy moment in time.
Our first shout out is going to St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma, Pierce County. True, they always are doing things to help the neediest among us. However, even though their retail operations are temporarily shut-down, they are still providing mission outreach services through the SVdP Help Line (253-426-1710) and online at email@example.com. They are limited in what they can provide in rental assistance, but are providing gift cards for gas and food and also motel vouchers for individuals or families facing homelessness or in need of a safe place to stay. As Tracy Peacock, their Executive Director says, "We will do whatever we can to help our neighbors in need, with what we have, for as long as we can."
Thank you for your commitment to our community.
If you or your business are doing something that you'd like to let people know about, send an email to either Len Ganduglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristi Brady at email@example.com.
2019 New Tacoma Awards Announced
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber announced this year’s New Tacoma Awards, honoring businesses, organizations, and individuals who significantly contribute to the revitalization of downtown Tacoma.
The awards were presented at a luncheon on Fri., July 12, at the Pacific Grill Events Center. The event was presented by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber with support from venue sponsor Pacific Grill Events & Catering and awards sponsor NW Etch.
The 2019 recipients are as follows:
Ghilarducci Award: McMenamins Elks Temple
“Recognizing new development, renovation, or beautification”
Popham Award: David Fischer,Tacoma Arts Live
“Honoring the individual that has done the most to build community spirit”
Public Places Award: Prairie Line Trail, BRCA
“Recognizing the best activation of a public park, open space, or area in the public right-of-way”
Schoenfeld Award: Johnny’s Dock
“Highlighting exemplary performance of pizzazz as a retailer or restaurateur”
Union Station Award: Kōz Development
“Celebrating a leading organization, company, or individual that has built or sustained momentum for revitalization”
South Sound Business
July 16, 2019
Original article: https://southsoundbiz.com/2019-new-tacoma-awards-announced/