Tom Pierson

Washington state should privatize liquor sales

As the 2010 State Legislative Special Session ensues, the fear of higher taxes is weighing heavy on the minds of many Washingtonians.Business owners, families and… Continue reading

 

Business incubators are proven job creators | Tom Pierson

As President Obama and Congress work to turn around the struggling U.S. economy, Americans must not overlook business incubators, the foremost creator of jobs in… Continue reading

 

Challenge for Federal Way folks: Buy local

Recently, the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce completed its annual membership survey.

 

Federal Way 2010: First 20 and the next 20 | Tom Pierson

Federal Way has seen a tremendous amount of growth in the past 20 years, and we are on target to make the next 20 years… Continue reading

Get to know your Federal Way Chamber | Tom Pierson

People will often ask me: What does the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce do? As a member of the community, why should I care if… Continue reading

Technology and economic survival for future leaders | Tom Pierson

Imagine a day at work without technology. How would you contact clients or co-workers at another location? Can you assess, build, revise or repair without… Continue reading

Chamber board: Vote no on changing city government | Tom Pierson

On Feb. 19, 2008, the ballot measure to change the form of government in the City of Federal Way from council-manager to mayor-council failed by… Continue reading

What would you do with $22 million? | Tom Pierson

The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new "shop local" program, Federal Way First, aimed at strengthening our local economy.We kicked it off… Continue reading

Whether you voted for now-President-elect Barack Obama or not, the reality is that we, as America, have voted for change.

Fair trade requires merit instead of politics

By Tom Pierson, Federal Way Chamber CEO

Private sector is key to Washington’s success | Guest column

Many people are calling this an “off election year” and not thinking about politics or who is running for office. But don’t forget, all politics are local and 2011 is a year where hundreds of city and county council, school board, fire district and water/sewer district seats are on the ballot.

Change: In Federal Way, it’s up to us

Whether you voted for now-President-elect Barack Obama or not, the reality is that we, as America, have voted for change.