New members of the Greater Maple Valley – Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce
Just about the time the Congressional “Super Committee” declared failure, our national debt clock rolled past $15 trillion. Even as the discussions, co-chaired by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ground to a halt and Congress left the Capitol for Thanksgiving, the debt clock kept ticking.
The dictionary defines “deadbeat” as someone who deliberately avoids paying their bills. It’s an unflattering label, but for Illinois, it’s now their unofficial new nickname: the Deadbeat State.
The World Trade Center Tacoma has officially quadrupled its membership since 2009. On Oct. 5th, Brown & Haley President & CEO Pierson Clair hand-delivered their membership check to WTC Tacoma President Anthony Hemstad to symbolically mark the quadrupling.
Once upon a time the vision for the stand alone business at Sawyer Village on Kent-Kangley Road and Southeast 216th Street was for a bank with a drive through.
On Oct. 10, though, Ristrettos will open as a coffee shop and wine bar in the plaza.
Looking at the opinion polls, it’s easy to be depressed these days. Three out of four likely voters say America’s on the wrong track, consumer confidence has tanked, investors are sitting on the sidelines and job growth has stalled.
President Obama and the newly appointed Congressional federal debt reduction committee will need to look under every rock to find ways to save money and do things differently. Now, they’re getting some help from the private sector.
At the same time President Obama and Congress were locked in combat over raising the nation’s debt ceiling, leaders of state manufacturing associations from across America were meeting right here in Washington.
Americans live in an idealistic world where, no matter what happens, we’ll still be able to go home at night and switch on the lights or pull into a filling station and gas up the family SUV.