The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
City’s low-interest business loans available through Sept. 1

The City of Tacoma is working with the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority to offer low-interest financing for small businesses looking to establish and grow in Tacoma. The financing comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce and is made available to Tacoma’s small business owners through a small business revolving loan fund program.

“Tacoma takes pride in its small business community and we enjoy helping small businesses create and retain jobs,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “Their success is our success. We are particularly interested… Read More

Bag lunches will be distributed at eight sites in Tacoma, Fife

Metro Parks Tacoma has announced the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children as part of the Summer Playground Program that will take place June 19 through Aug. 25. Meals will be made available at no charge to any attending children 18 years of age and younger.  All lunches meet or exceed USDA standards for nutrition and are provided first-come first serve starting at noon. Each day, meals will be provided until 1 p.m. or until supplies run out. In addition to the six program sites, Metro Parks offers meals-only at two additional sites.

The Summer Playground… Read More

TPU launches women’s resource group

Nearly half of the women who work for Tacoma Public Utilities gathered recently to participate in a new resource group designed to support women in the workplace. Just over a quarter of Tacoma Public Utilities’ employees are female.

The group, called Women's LINC (lead, inspire, connect), aims to help women who work for the utility build their skills, find opportunities for career growth and network with other professionals. Ideally, the group will also help attract more women to the organization and the industry.

"A small group of women started meeting informally, and we… Read More

Stroll along Tacoma’s waterfront June 21

Extend your celebration of the Festival of Sail through Walk Tacoma Day with a summer stroll along the scenic downtown waterfront.  Downtown On the Go’s Waterfront Walk is on Wednesday, June 21 from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.  The event, sponsored by Veteran & Business Service, will start at the Tacoma Dome Station at 505 E 25th and end with live music, light refreshments, and free exploration of the museum exhibits at Foss Waterway Seaport at 6:30 p.m.  Following the social, participants have the option to take a boat ride along the waterway back to the Museum of Glass, where they… Read More

Tacoma nurse named finalist in sexiest vegan contest

PETA is preparing to crown this year's Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and nurse Daniel Dyviniak beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the nation to advance to the final round of 10 male and 10 female contestants. Visitors to can now help PETA select the two lucky winners—one man and one woman—who will each receive a free vacation for two to Maui, Hawaii, courtesy of Humane Travel.

Dyviniak went vegan three years ago after an HIV-positive diagnosis prompted him to care deeply about the welfare of others, including animals. Now, he says, his cholesterol levels are low,… Read More

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