Making It in the South Sound

by The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

The Chamber Podcast Series will introduce you to some of the most innovative and exciting South Sound businesses, large and small. We'll find out who they are, the challenges they face, and the success they achieved. You will hear from South Sound business leaders to get insights into their experiences working with some of the most dynamic local organizations. And we will bring you important, current information that may affect... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E19 - The Port of Tacoma: At the Forefront of Environmental Leadership

    S01 E19 - The Port of Tacoma: At the Forefront of Environmental Leadership

    We don't often think about the Port and environmental stewardship. The Port of Tacoma is trying to change that. In this episode you will learn about the many steps the Port of Tacoma is taking to reduce air emissions, improve wate...

    28:26
  • S01 E18 - Washington's New Pay Transparency Law

    S01 E18 - Washington's New Pay Transparency Law

    Washington's new Pay Transparency law goes into effect on January 1, 2023 and will affect many of the Chamber's member businesses. Monique Valenzuela, the Chamber Board's Chair Elect and the Tacoma Youth Marine Foundation's Exec. ...

    22:42
  • S01 E17 - Tacoma Trophy: Succeeding in Business and Supporting the Community

    S01 E17 - Tacoma Trophy: Succeeding in Business and Supporting the Community

    Chamber board member and Banner Bank VP, AJ Gordon, talks with Judi Brown, owner of Tacoma Trophy, to find out the secrets of their success. Find out the magic sauce that's kept Tacoma Trophy profitable for 16 years, and positione...

    17:23
  • S01 E16 - Safe and Accurate Elections: Voting with Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

    S01 E16 - Safe and Accurate Elections: Voting with Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor

    Tuesday, November 8 is the last day to get your ballots in. And, because it is not a presidential year, there are likely going to be fewer people voting. This means every vote carries even more weight. All the mailings, ads, and t...

    22:27
  • S01 E15 - Tools for Workforce Success: A Talk with Workforce Central COO, Deborah Howell

    S01 E15 - Tools for Workforce Success: A Talk with Workforce Central COO, Deborah Howell

    Workforce challenges are some of the top concerns for business owners in 2022. Staffing shortages, healthcare and benefits, and diversity and equity are just some of the many variables businesses must consider for their recruitmen...

    17:53