From Marketing, to Lead Generation, to Cupcake Challenges – Gather and Learn at Pierce County Small Business Summit

24 Apr

Pierce county small business summit

3873 S 66th St., Tacoma

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$25/Day or $40/both days (meals included)

A few years ago, Paul Long of Timberland Bank created the Pierce County Small Business Summit in order to help small businesses in Pierce County hear from local leaders about topics that affect small business with topics related to Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development, Financing and more.

Last year attracted over 100 attendees and garnered a lot of positive feedback. Get your tickets for the small business event that’s packed with information from Tacoma and Pierce County experts and entrepreneurs.

7:30am- 10:30am

Focus on Service-Based Businesses

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Candlelight Vigil held at the Spaceworks Gallery in Honor of the National Day of Remembrance.

17 Apr

Red Scarf Revolution presents

Candellight vigil

April 17th 2017, 6-9pm
Spaceworks Gallery
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th St.)
Tacoma, Washington 98401

Doors at 6pm. Performances at 7pm

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 Cambodian communities nationwide will participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the National Day of Remembrance. From California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, the vigil will serve to remember those lost during the Cambodian genocide from 1975-1979.

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuated the entire city as they forced people into labor camps and executed former government officials, doctors, artists, scholars among others. It became known as Year Zero as it was marked by the Khmer Rouge regime. Under that regime, it has been estimated that over 2 million lives were lost due to execution and starvation. Continue reading

Artist Trust Will Award $1,500 Each to 60 Recipients with Grants for Artist Projects

13 Apr

2017 Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects is open

Artist Trust’s annual  Grants for Artist Projects is now open!

Artist Trust begins another year of Grants for Artists Projects (GAP) program. This cycle, they will grant $1,500 grants to 60 artists of all disciplines from all backgrounds and regions of the state. The grant is open to individual generative artists and artist teams working in any creative discipline and residing in Washington State. They are reaching for a large and diverse pool of artists applying from around the state.

NOTE: Applications submitted by April 17, 2017 are eligible for preliminary review and feedback from AT staff

In addition to the 60 GAP recipients, one artist will receive a one-month residency at Centrum located in Port Townsend and a $500 stipend. Continue reading

Two Art Opportunities for Valhalla Hall

11 Apr

Deadline is coming up May 1st, 2017. Artists, submit your proposals to receive $8,000-12,000 and create lasting, artful impact on the new Valhalla Hall, on Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Tacoma Arts

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017, 11:59 PM

Opportunity 1 (Exterior Mural) Budget: $8,000, all-inclusive

Opportunity 2 (Decorative Gate) Budget: $12,000, all-inclusive

Eligibility: Must live within Tacoma city limits; 18 years or older. Panel will prioritize artists with ties to the Hilltop community


The Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority, in partnership with the City of Tacoma, invites Tacoma artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications for two opportunities at Valhalla Hall (1216 Martin Luther King Jr. Way):

  • An Exterior Mural – $8,000 Budget, All-Inclusive

This is an opportunity to create a mural on two walls of the exterior covered courtyard, which serves as the entryway into Valhalla Hall. The mural must be painted on an appropriate substrate material off-site for installation on the building walls in coordination with the construction contractor.

  • A Decorative Gate – $12,000 Budget, All-Inclusive

This is an opportunity to design and fabricate artwork to transform a utilitarian…

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UPS Selects Spaceworks for 2017 Distinguished Community Partner Award, Recognizes Gwen Kohl

10 Apr
Gwen Kohl & Heather Joy receive UPS 2017 Distinguished Community Partner Award presented by Lynnette Claire, Ph. D.

Gwen Kohl & Heather Joy receive UPS 2017 Distinguished Community Partner award on behalf of Spaceworks Tacoma presented by Lynnette Claire, Ph. D.

On April 7, 2017, University of Puget Sound recognized Spaceworks Tacoma with 2017 Distinguished Community Partner award. Thanks to Gwen Kohl’s exceptional leadership and inspiration Spaceworks has collaborated with UPS students in many ways, particularly in relation to entrepreneurship.

Gwen works as Spaceworks’ Creative Enterprise Program Coordinator and also as Program Manager of Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), another program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. Both programs have collaborated with the Entrepreneurship Club at Puget Sound and the entrepreneurship program at Annie Wright for International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in November 2016. Continue reading

Tacoma’s Young Entrepreneurs Pitch Innovative Ideas To Win Funding and Scholarship

6 Apr

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber cordially invites you to attend  The Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Presentation

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber cordially invites you to attend

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Presentation

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • 5:30 pm: Meet and Greet Reception
  • 6:00 pm: YEA! Business Plan Presentations

Pacific Grill Events Center logoPacific Grill Events Center

1530 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Join the Chamber for a welcome reception and presentations by the Young Entrepreneurs to a panel of local investors in order to obtain funding for their new businesses and social movements.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking national program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Continue reading

Tactical Urbanism in Tacoma – Mike Lydon on Improving Public Places, March 31st

28 Mar

Talk Tacoma 2017 is a series of events put on by Downtown On the Go!

Downtown On the Go! invites you to engage in the community at one of their public forums:

Friday, March 31st, noon – 1 p.m.

Court House Square in downtown Tacoma

Tacoma and our region are changing quickly. Downtown on the Go! is committed to keeping the people in our community at the center of that process. They are excited to explore innovative community engagement strategies in their March Friday Forum focused on Tactical Urbanism. “Tactical urbanism” is a term used to describe low-cost, temporary changes intended to improve  public places. Continue reading

Grow, Market Your Business at Women and Minority-Owned Business Networking Event

28 Mar

Sourced Write and the Tacoma Urban League present

Our Hub: WMBE Resource Event

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bates Technical College | 2320 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405

High caliber networking | Refreshments provided | Space is limited

Free Registration for Attendees

Booths available for businesses and organizations, see event link for registration

This event is part of Our Hub series which will be hosted in Tacoma March 30th, to discuss how to market your business to the government and where to find resources to further your business. At this free event, in addition to networking, you will hear from two keynote speakers and one guest speaker.

“This event brought my start-up business into a whole new realm of opportunity!”
– L. Gamble, Renaissance21

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Artists, Community Members, Students Invited to Submit to Art Windows Bremerton’s Call for Art

24 Mar

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2017

Artwork Installation: April 30, 2017 and ongoing

Duration: 1-3 months, depends on the venue

Artist Stipends: $100-$300 budget, depends on complexity and duration of installation

Next Call For Art rotation will be Aug, Sept, July.

Art Windows Bremerton sculptural installations by Carla Grahn and Marie Weichman

Sculptural installations by Carla Grahn and Marie Weichman. Art Windows Bremerton Issued Call For Art Due March 30, 2017

Residents of the City of Bremerton, the Kitsap Peninsula as well as artists around Puget Sound have a great opportunity to exhibit their artwork, exercise display design, and infuse Bremerton with creative installations. Continue reading

Your Business Can Make a Difference Through Social Enterprise Partnership With the City of Tacoma

21 Mar
City of Tacoma issued a request for interest to partner with small business in South Tacoma Way

The City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Community Services Department is seeking a private partner to train and employ youth between the ages of 16-24 years old.

RFI Deadline Extended to March 31 for Submitting Request for Interest

The City of Tacoma has extended its request for interest (RFI) proposal deadline to March 31, 2017 for businesses interested in making a difference while turning a profit in an approximately 1,500 square foot commercial space at 5401 S. Tacoma Way. Continue reading

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