The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
City’s arts organizations tally $137 million in economic impact

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has announced in its most recent Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant industry in Tacoma — one that generates $137.2 million in total economic activity. This spending — $74.6 million by nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an additional $62.6 million in event-related spending by their audiences — supports 3,656 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $86 million in household income to local residents, and delivers… Read More

Adults can enjoy a night out at Fort Nisqually

Fort Nisqually Foundation’s eighth annual fundraiser and friend-raiser, Friday at the Fort, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21 at the Fort.

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, nestled in beautiful Point Defiance Park, is a unique Puget Sound setting. Bring your friends and enjoy the best summer party around.
Kick off your weekend with the return of our favorite Celtic rock band: Ockham’s Razor. You can watch the sunset with Point Defiance Park as your background while the fun inside the walls of Fort Nisqually lets you forget the world outside.

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TPU gains national awards

Outstanding community service and innovation led to Tacoma Public Utilities receiving two awards today from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The awards were accepted at the APPA National Conference by TPU Community Connection Program Manager Erika Tucci, Tacoma Power Conservation Program Coordinator Jordan Whiteley, and TPU Utility Board Vice Chair Monique Trudnowski.

Community service
TPU’s Community Connection program was awarded the Community Service Award for its ability to address the community’s most pressing needs: improving housing, alleviating… Read More

Cybersecurity firm plans to hire up to 100 more people

Infoblox Inc., the Silicon Valley-based network control and security company, has designated its Tacoma office as a “Center of Excellence for Technology Innovation” and a “Hiring Hub.” The company has nearly doubled its employee count from its initial hiring phase and is planning to expand its headcount to as much as 150 people by the end of 2018.

When Infoblox leaders were seeking to establish a new Center of Excellence, they considered 12 different communities across the nation. The site selection criteria focused on areas with higher education institutions that produce… Read More

Tacoma issues call for Park Plaza Garage ideas

The City of Tacoma has issued a Request for Interest relating to the purchase of air rights to the 492-stall Park Plaza North Garage and ground-level city-owned retail bays located at 923 Commerce St. The city seeks projects that will rejuvenate Park Plaza North by adding two levels of parking (approximately 200 stalls with potential for the city to purchase a portion) and two levels of Class A office space (about 100,000 square feet for private use).

“The goal is to create a high-quality development that will contribute to the vitality of the downtown core and the Theater District,”… Read More

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