The Daily Mash-Up

Thursday, June 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
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

‘Dot Complicated’ author to keynote Chamber event this fall

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Emmy nominee and Founder/CEO of Zuckerberg Media, Randi Zuckerberg will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural South Sound Summit.

Zuckerberg, author of New York Times best seller Dot Complicated, will speak on Trends Impacting Your Business Now.

The South Sound Summit will draw 1,000 attendees from across the south Puget Sound region with inspiring speakers, practical business solutions and expert advice for businesses of all sizes.  The Oct. 30 half-day event in Tacoma will take place at the Greater… Read More

‘Spoofing’ calls claim to be fire department

West Pierce Fire & Rescue was notified by a citizen they had received a phone call from a phone number that said “West Pierce Fire” on the caller ID. The caller claimed to be from a credit card company and said they had questions for the person who answered the phone.

After research through the fire department’s phone service provider, it was discovered that a West Pierce caller ID was “spoofed” by someone and used with a different telephone number, allegedly a credit card company. Fortunately, the recipient of the call became suspicious and hung up on the caller.

If… Read More

Sister City delegations from Japan, China visit for Festival of Sail

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland will serve as master of ceremonies for the Global Engagement and State of Trade luncheon on June 16 at the Hotel Murano. The event will be hosted in partnership with the World Trade Center and the Sister Cities Council, and feature a panel of dignitaries from Tacoma’s sister cities Fuzhou, China and Kitakyushu, Japan. The visiting delegations will be in Tacoma for the Festival of Sail.

“Tacoma is an international waterfront city that benefits from our strong sister city relationships,” said Strickland. “The Festival of Sail is a unique opportunity… Read More

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