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Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber announces annual New Tacoma Awards

Post by Kathleen Cooper / The News Tribune on July 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
July 16, 2012 10:19 am

The New Tacoma Awards were announced Friday at a luncheon held by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.

Five businesses, organizations or people were recognized for their contributions to downtown Tacoma. The awards this year were sponsored by Absher Construction Company.

The 2012 recipients are:

  • The Swiss received the Schoenfeld Award that recognizes exemplary performance and pizzazz as a retailer.
  • LeMay – America’s Car Museum received the Ghilarducci Award that recognizes successful new development, renovation or beautification.
  • First Night Tacoma-Pierce County received the Union Station Award that recognizes leading organizations, companies or individuals that have built or sustained momentum for revitalization.
  • Tim Waer, Tacoma South Sound Sports, received the Popham Award that recognizes the individual who has done the most to build community spirit.
  • Wright Park Sprayground & Playground received the second Public Places Award that recognizes the best activation of a public park, open space or area within the public right-of-way

For the second year, the awards are glass sculptures made by Hilltop Artists.


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