What: City Center Luncheon and New Tacoma Awards
When: April 1st, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 p.m. (program) to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Cascade Ballroom, 1515 Commerce St., Tacoma
Sponsored by Absher Construction Company
The City Center Luncheon program includes the following presentations:
The 2011 New Tacoma Awards
Each year the Chamber recognizes community leaders with New Tacoma Awards in five categories. Last year the Chamber recognized Pacific Plaza, Derek Young, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Stan Selden, Dragonfly and Doyle’s Public House for their commitments to downtown. It’s not too late to nominate a leader! Award nominations are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 2011. A complete description of the award categories, rules, and an on-line nomination form is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011NewTacomaAwardsNominationForm
Introducing Downtown’s Grocery Store
This summer downtown’s first grocery store in generations will open in Pacific Plaza on the corner of S.13th and Pacific Ave. The 16,000 square foot store will be a full service IGA branded grocery store that caters to office workers, residents and visitors. Join us to welcome store owners, The Meyers Group to the community and learn about their plans for this high profile new downtown business.
Downtown is Open for Business
There are many reasons to be optimistic about downtown Tacoma. For the City, the Chamber and others the many new businesses opening up and investing in downtown are at the forefront of that optimism. Bob Levin, the Director of the City’s Private Capital Division will introduce us to some of the new businesses that have recently joined our community.
What is Downtown Tacoma?
The boundaries of downtown can be elusive. Depending on who you talk to you may get a different answer about whether your business, residence or favorite shop is in the downtown. The City is working to clear up the confusion and better define the downtown boundaries. Join us to learn more.
Tacoma Art Museum Spring Preview: Norman Rockwell
This spring the Tacoma Art Museum welcomes a rare exhibition of Norman Rockwell’s iconic artworks. American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell celebrates the full range of Rockwell's artwork, including 44 paintings and 323 original Saturday Evening Post covers. Museum staff will provide a show preview.
Downtown On the Go – What’s Next?
Downtown On the Go is downtown Tacoma’s number one source for transportation-related services, resources, and programs specific to commuters, businesses, and residents. The organization is evolving with a new website (http://www.downtownonthego.org/), incentives to live close to work and a new leader at the helm. Join us to learn more about how you can take advantage of DOTG’s opportunities.
To reserve your seat at the City Center Luncheon register on line at http://www.tacomachamber.org/ or contact Cathy at the Chamber, Cathyt@tacomachamber.org, 253.627.2175
Price: $20 Ambassadors prepaid
$25 Chamber Members prepaid
$30 Members at the door
$35 Non-members prepaid or at the door
It’s not too late to nominate a leader! Award nominations are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 2011. A complete description of the award categories, rules, and an on-line nomination form is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011NewTacomaAwardsNominationForm.