A People's Scorecard of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
by The Jinxmedic on 9/11/2012 @ 12:28pm
|Spaceworks is an example of something that actually works. Hmmm... now there's an idea...|
by cisserosmiley on 9/11/2012 @ 12:41pm
|People should NOT mistake the chamber for anything but a private membership club. It is NOT responsible to Tacoma citizens on any level. It is responsible to its members who pay a fee based on how big their biz is. Citizens of Tacoma might form a Tacoma Business Improvement Club and let the chamber of commerce atrophy into nothing...|
by NineInchNachos on 9/11/2012 @ 1:20pm
|Tacoma Business Improvement Auxiliary Club!
by chairkicker on 9/11/2012 @ 4:38pm
|With membership fees starting at only $4.30/yr!|
by NineInchNachos on 9/24/2012 @ 8:47pm
|Received an inquiry from a representative of the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce about purchasing the original, signed cartoon art. ONLY $66.60 ! Heck of a deal!!! |
Have your people call my people and let's make it happen!
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2012 @ 7:48pm
by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2012 @ 9:09am
|go chamber! |
by fredo on 10/9/2012 @ 9:33am
|No need to criticize the Chamber of Commerce|
Just start your own Chamber.
Call it "The Chamber of I'm a loser so I want other people to give me stuff"
by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2012 @ 9:36am
|like how non-profit hospitals want to use roads and things but don't want to pay taxes?
by fredo on 10/9/2012 @ 9:39am
like how the Tacoma Free Library behind your house uses the alleyway but doesn't pay any taxes?
by cisserosmiley on 10/9/2012 @ 9:43am
|I'm starting a new Tacoma booster organization called Uptown Tacoma. It will help the area from Prospect to Pearl & Center to n. 26th be a stronger neighborhood to work, live, eat & play in.|
by NineInchNachos on 10/12/2012 @ 7:27pm
|Go chamber of commerce! membership drive!!!!!|
let's all join!
by cisserosmiley on 10/13/2012 @ 8:56am
|This is hilarious because it's kinda how I got here...in 1980 my mom was hired as the VP of membership & marketing at the Tacoma chamber so we moved here. She added wild numbers, but when it was time for a new director the old boys hired a man from Iowa. My parents left Tacoma by the 90's but I stayed as a 16yr old runaway living on the streets. The funniest part is my mom had an extremely successful career with AWB, Retail Assoc. & now CEO of another pro business group I won't mention, but the Tacoma chamber is still in the spinning mess it always was...|
by NineInchNachos on 10/13/2012 @ 9:15am
|"were trying to get new members, but we're not reducing membership cost in any way whatsoever" |
by Chris.Tacoma on 10/14/2012 @ 1:58pm
|I could be tempted on joining if the Chamber didn't suck and vote against things that are in the interest of small business and the city overall. With this kind of a track record, I don't think the Chamber should be wasting its energy on such a drive. They should instead be focusing on doing something constructive.|
by fredo on 10/14/2012 @ 2:15pm
Trying to maintain affordable tax rates is something constructive.
by Jesse on 10/14/2012 @ 2:50pm
|Name one new business the Chamber of Commerce is DIRECTLY responsible for recruiting to Tacoma. I'd be curious to know... Serious question.|
I've been to many chamber functions and the chamber always struck me as a bunch of back slapping "good ol' boy" businessmen with non-profit executives sucking up to them.
by NineInchNachos on 10/14/2012 @ 4:05pm
|in my opinion the chamber should forget about everything they're currently doing and focus entirely on Spaceworks creative endeavor program.
by Chris.Tacoma on 10/14/2012 @ 10:29pm
|How about doing some ECONOMIC ANALYSIS of some kind - any kind? What markets are left unfulfilled in Tacoma that are ripe for the taking? What needs development in each of the business districts?|
Why not organize a crowd-funded investment consortium to save of Old City Hall? (THIS IS A GOOD IDEA WHETHER OR NOT THE CHAMBER DOES IT.)
Why not identify what the largest household expenses are in Tacoma to see what policies might grow discretionary income to be spent in shops and restaurants?
I could think of a good many things that the Chamber could be doing otherwise.
by cisserosmiley on 10/26/2012 @ 6:55am
|It only took Tacoma chamber director Tom Pierson 18 months to send Tacoma's largest employer to Federal Way...where Tom Pierson was the head of the Federal Way chamber for the previous 8 years...fishy.|
by KevinFreitas on 10/26/2012 @ 7:02am
|Here's a link re: DaVita moving 1/3 of its operations to F[U]-Way: www.thenewstribune.com/2012/10/25/234509... Can they take their stinkin' parking lot(s) with them?|
by NineInchNachos on 10/26/2012 @ 7:05am
|it's because of the parking meters!!! garble garble garble!
by NineInchNachos on 11/27/2012 @ 8:21am
|wherever corporate welfare is threatened... The Chamber will be there|
by NineInchNachos on 1/12/2013 @ 10:23am
|HELP WANTED, URGENT! |