Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Service Member for Life Transition Summit


Save the Date for the JBLM Service Member for Life Transition Summit in October:

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Noteworthies with a Local Link

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today that Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael E. Smith will be assigned as president, Board of Inspection and Survey, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Smith is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Washington.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thank You for Your Comments on the Army SPEA

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE ARMY SPEA.


50th Anniversary Commemorative of Vietnam War

A 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War event will occur on October 9, 2014, from 1 – 5 pm.  Joint Base Lewis-McChord Salutes Vietnam-era Veterans on this singular occasion with  special activities (see following poster):

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Army SPEA Comments Deadline 2:00 PM Today


THE DEADLINE IS 2:00 p.m. PT, MONDAY.

Today is the FINAL day public comments will be accepted about our concerns of the possible reduction of 16,000 military and civilian jobs at JBLM.  See Washington State's impact here.

The easiest way for you to comment is online by filling out a comments form available here.

If you've not seen much about the issue, you can view some news articles on the Chamber's blog page here.

Ways to comment:
1.    Online
2.    Email comments
       Use Subject:  SPEA for Army2020 Force Structure Realignment


Linked is a SPEA comment letter template you may use.  There is also a "talking points" paper to assist you.  You may review on this link to learn more about SPEA.

Please forward this notice to others to encourage everyone in writing public comments.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How Many Private Sector Companies Total 16,000 Jobs? Part II

How many private sector companies does it take to total 16,000 jobs?  Looking at the Tacoma-Pierce Co. Economic Development Board's Major Employers List, which includes firms down to 100 employees, lots!

It takes 120 major employers!

Here's the list from the smallest (100 employees firm) up in increasing numbers of employees until 16,000 employees are totaled:

TACOMA ROOFING & WATERPROOFING
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, INC
CHIP'S CASINO LAKEWOOD
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, INC.
TACOMA ROOFING & WATERPROOFING
IKEA (Distribution Warehouse in Frederickson)
LUCKS FOOD DECORATING COMPANY
BELINA INTERIORS, INC
TACOMA CABINET & FIXTURE CO
JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS
AMERICAN FAST FREIGHT
FIRST GROUP
FRANKE TOBEY JONES RETIREMENT
TACOMA SCREW PRODUCTS
LAKEWOOD FORD
PROPEL INSURANCE
SUPERIOR LINEN SERVICES
PRO-BUILD
TOOL GAUGE & PLASTIC MOLDED PRODUCTS
NORTHWEST PROTECTIVE
TOYOTA OF PUYALLUP
CARL T. MADSEN INC
CASCADE PARK COMMUNITIES
FASTENAL COMPANY
GEORGIA PACIFIC GYPSUM LLC
INVESTCO FINANCIAL CORPORATION
TACTICAL TAILOR
METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
CARDIAC STUDY CENTER
SCHNITZER STEEL INDUSTRIES INC.
HERITAGE BANK
GENERAL MECHANICAL INC.
WEATHERLY INN, THE
ARTBEADS.COM
FEDEX FREIGHT
KEMPER SPORTS
LINDEN GROVE CARE CENTER
TACOMA HOUSING AUTHORITY
BELLARMINE PREPARATORY SCHOOL
BURKHART DENTAL SUPPLY
PRINT NW
PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP
ALLIANCE ONE
BEST BUY
BUFFELEN WOODWORKING COMPANY
PABCO ROOFING PRODUCTS Pioneer Roofing
PATRIOT FIRE PROTECTION
RAINIER REHAB
THE TRUSS COMPANY
GLOBE MACHINE MANUFACTURING
NARROWS GLEN
SMITH FIRE SYSTEMS
BJ'S BINGO
REGENCY PACIFIC
CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
CHARLES WRIGHT ACADEMY
JESSE ENGINEERING
AMERICA'S CREDIT UNION
ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION
MILES RESOURCES
PEXCO
CINTAS
CARLILE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD
COMMENCEMENT BAY CORRUGATED
GRANT & WEBER  (in Puyallup) New for 2014
HEARTWOOD EXTENDED HEALTHCARE
UMPQUA BANK
A A ASPHALTING
TOYSMITH.
TUCCI & SONS
VALDO'S CATERING
GOLDEN STATE FOODS
VALLEY FREIGHTLINER
HOLLANDER INVESTMENTS, INC.
ORCHARD PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER
KORUM MOTORS
COMPREHENSIVE LIFE RESOURCES
SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO.
ANNIE WRIGHT SCHOOL
BNY  MELLON
COORDINATED CARE CORP
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
ADOLFSON & PETERSON
SHINING OCEAN
NORTHWEST MEDICAL SPECIALTIES
SOUND CREDIT UNION
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO
METAGENICS
SIMPSON INVESTMENT COMPANY
WESTMARK PRODUCTS
BARGREEN ELLINGSON
CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
MCFARLAND CASCADE
SOUND FAMILY MEDICINE
NORTHWEST DOOR
CADENCE AEROSPACE - PMW OPERATIONS
COCA-COLA BOTTLING GROUP of WA
LIFE CENTER aka FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
GENERAL PLASTICS MANUFACTURING CO.
DAMERON PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY CORP
U.S. OIL & REFINING
HARBORSTONE CREDIT UNION
HOTEL MURANO
SUPERVALU
WILCOX FAMILY FARM
SOUNDCARE, INC.
WESTERN INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD  (WIRB)
QUALITY FOOD CENTERS, INC. (QFC)
KOREAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION
U.S. BANK
BROWN & HALEY
SOUTHERN WINE AND SPIRITS
AUTO WAREHOUSING


How Many Private Sector Companies Total 16,000 Jobs?

How does 16,000 jobs compare with the largest companies employment in Pierce County?

Mulitcare Health System (every hospital)
Freanciscan Health System (every hospital)
Fred Meyer Stores (every store)
State Farm Insurance (half the employees of this newest employer)

Fight for 16,000 Jobs. ACT NOW!


Monday, August 25 is the FINAL day public comments will be accepted about our concerns of the possible reduction of 16,000 military and civilian jobs at JBLM.  See Washington State's impact here.

THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY, AUGUST 25.

The easiest way for you to comment is online by filling out a comments form available here.

If you've not seen much about the issue, you can view some news articles on the Chamber's blog page here.

Ways to comment:
1.    Online
2.    Email comments
       Use Subject:  SPEA for Army2020 Force Structure Realignment
3.    Postal mail: 
         U.S. Army Environmental Command
         ATTN: SPEA Public Comments
         2450 Connell Road (Building 2264)
        Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7664     

        Re: SPEA for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment

Linked is a SPEA comment letter template you may use.  There is also a "talking points" paper to assist you.  You may review on this link to learn more about SPEA.

Please forward this notice to others to encourage everyone in writing public comments.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Workshop for Aspiring Vetrepreneurs

Boots to Business: Reboot is a two-day intensive starting a business workshop for long-time separated and retired veterans and their spouses modeled after the current nationwide Boots to Business curriculum for newly transitioning veterans. 

It will be held on August 20 & 21 at Highline Community College from 8:30 – 4 on both days.

There will be a Resource Panel on August 21 from 9:30 – 10:50, moderated by the Small Business Administration’s own Veterans Affairs Officer, Rick Rauschenbach. 

At the Reboot to Business workshop event 21 Aug are a few key considerations:
  • Link to the Agenda here.
  • The presentation (Module 8-Local Resources) will be held in Building 8 of the Mt. Constance/Mt. Olympus room and the Resource Fair will be adjacent to the room
  • The Resource Fair will be open from 10:50-4:00, with 2 breaks at 12:30-1:45 and 2:00-3:00
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Friday, August 15, 2014

DuPont Hosts Hudson Bay Day & Salmon BBQ


The DuPont Museum & Historical Society's Hudson Bay Day and Salmon BBQ is set for Sunday, August 17 (12-4 pm). See poster below for more info.

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