Monday, September 30, 2013

Two Businesses Spotlighted for Achievements

Spotlight! On Business award recipients were announced at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s awards luncheon held at Hotel Murano Friday.

2013 Spotlight! On Business Award Recipients:

Veteran-Owned Business:  Summit Strength & Conditioning
(l to r) Monique Trudnowski, Adriatic Grill, emcee; John Harman; Carlyn Roy, TAPCO, award sponsor.

Recognized for growing their client base of 25 to over 200 clients through the commitment of fitness trainer/owner John Jarman’s and his trainers have to serving their clients. John Jarman served in the United States Marine Corps, and has 21 years of experience in the fitness industry.  The vision and strength of Jarman’s business plan all contributed to the success and growth of his training facility.

Harborstone Credit Union Presents the Business Supporter of the Military: GEICO Insurance
Rick Stevens, Owner, GEICO agency

Recognized for GEICO Insurance agency owner Rick Stevens’ long term support of the military and business community. Since 1985, Stevens has been a lifetime member of the Association of the United States Army serving as President three times. He is also currently participating on the Pierce Military Business Alliance Board of Directors and Chairs the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee.

Other Award recipients are:

Small Business (1 – 25 employees):  South Sound Magazine
Medium-sized Business (26 – 50 employees):  Eisenhower & Carlson, PLLC
Large Business (51+ employees):  Hotel Murano
Non-Profit Organization:  Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity

The Spotlight! On Business Awards recognizes the accomplishments and civic contributions that Chamber member businesses make to the community.  The selection committee, made up of volunteers, based their choices by following five criteria:  staying power, growth in employees, evidence of contributions to community-oriented projects, innovation of product or service and response to adversity.

The Chamber extends its gratitude to Spotlight! On Business Awards Presenting Sponsor Business Health Trust, Awards Sponsor TAPCO Credit Union, Media Sponsor Clear Channel Outdoor, Entertainment Sponsor Hardcastle Entertainment, Inc., Business Supporter of the Military Award Sponsor Harborstone Credit Union and Gift Sponsor Harry & David, for their support in making the event possible.

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