The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Center for Minority Business Development Now Open

The City of Tacoma received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce this year to support the operation of a Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center. The MBDA helps minority-owned businesses by facilitating access to capital, contracts and export opportunities. The MBDA business center at the City of Tacoma is part of a national network of funded centers located in major cities throughout the United States, and is now fully operational and ready to serve the minority-owned business community.

“MBDA business centers have a proven track record… Read More

City committee to talk about North 21st Street project

The Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability committee is holding a special meeting to discuss the future design of North 21st Street. This meeting is on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., Room 248).

During this meeting the Public Works Department is presenting road design options to the committee to seek  input. A decision must be made regarding Tacoma Public Utilities pending pole replacement project as it will drive the city’s road design project. Public Works will be seeking funding for this portion of the road design project.Read More

Tacoma Water tapped as Top 10 in the nation

Year after year of planning, strategy and management helped Tacoma Water win a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. AMWA, which includes the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the country, recognized Tacoma and nine other utilities with a platinum award this year.

“Tacoma Water has made a pronounced shift toward using data and analysis in its decision making,” said Tacoma Public Utilities Director Bill Gaines. “The change positions the utility well to adapt to future conditions and opportunities, ably serving customers… Read More

Tacoma PD to release officer-shooting, complaint information at public event

The Tacoma Police Department has released its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. These data sets – on officer-involvedi shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – will be presented during a public event on Oct. 27, from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (4851 S. Tacoma Way in Tacoma). The event follows a successful series of Project PEACE conversations designed to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers.

"The City of Tacoma has… Read More

State Farm seeks 200 new employees in Tacoma

State Farm plans to add approximately 200 additional new employees in Tacoma this fall. The company will once again host a career fair on Oct. 24, at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma.

New employee benefits include:

  • Entry level pay of $16 an hour
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedules and paid time off
  • 401(k) AND a fully funded retirement plan

“We’re seeking applicants for full and part-time positions in claims,” said Brad Hilliard State Farm Spokesman. “We are a fortune 50 company looking for career minded… Read More

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