MARCH 19, 2019

CREATING A SHARED-VISION FOR THE TACOMA TIDEFLATS
A multiyear subarea planning process for the Tideflats and Port of Tacoma has officially begun, and engagement is key to establishing a long-term vision that supports our manufacturing, industrial, and maritime businesses, and is critical to a healthy South Sound economy.

CONNECTING PIERCE COUNTY BUSINESSES AND LEADERS
Gain invaluable insight into the local socioeconomic climate as Pierce County leaders gather to discuss key areas including: public safety, workforce development, and economic progress.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH POLICY AND CHANGEMAKERS
Last Thursday, the Chamber Advocacy team and members sat down with local legislative representatives and senators, advocating for Pierce County businesses - transportation, Class-A office space, and investment in our military.


COLLABORATE WITH OTHER LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Small Business Roundtable offers entrepreneurs and employees of small businesses the opportunity to discuss and find solutions to their pressing business issues. Three times per month!

The next Small Business Roundtable is Wed., March 20
7:30am-9:00am at the Chamber Offices.

A GOVERNMENTAL 'SLASH' ON SPENDING FOR MILITARY COMMISSARIES
If lawmakers agree, appropriated dollars on which grocery stores depend would fall to $995 million next year. This is a 30 percent cut to a benefit prized as a key element of military compensation — grocery discounts.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS
The local business community needs a place to learn from other business owner’s success and failures, marketing techniques and other ways to grow and expand your business. Hear from thought-leaders at the South Sound Small Business Summit.

INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY, BUILD BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS, AND GROW YOUR BOTTOM LINE
With 50 vendors and more than 300 attendees, there's no better place to increase your company's visibility, build business relationships, and grow your bottom line than at this year's Happy Hour Business Expo!

CHAMBER MEMBER URBAN FLOAT ON ABC'S SHARK TANK
Executives from Seattle-based Urban Float prepared to hook some sharks when they pitched their flotation therapy spa on ABC’s Shark Tank on March 17.

LEADING THE WAY TO A GREENER FUTURE
Find out who will be recognized as the 2019 Tahoma Business Environmental Award recipient for their demonstrated dedication to environmental stewardship, such as through waste reduction, recycling programs, or energy conservation.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 NOMINEES!
• Che'mel Salon
• Classy Chassis
• La Berge Farmers Insurance
• Ocean 5
• St. Vincent de Paul of Tacoma-Pierce County
• TRA Medical Imaging


GET IN-FRONT OF THE CONSTRUCTION COMMUNITY
Connect with suppliers, sub-contractors and industry-related businesses that can help grow your business. Over 300 local businesses are invited, with 30+ exhibitors, you won’t want to miss the chance to network with local industry professionals and learn about new products/services available.


LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR BUSINESS FINANCES
Spaceworks invites Incubator alumni and entrepreneurs with an existing creative/innovative business to apply to participate in their Financial Management Cohort. This 8-week program teaches business owners the fundamentals of managing their business finances.

Cohort starts Thursday, April 18

EVENTS & RESOURCES
TACOMA-PIERCE COUNTY CHAMBER
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