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Member Spotlight: Lovetta Porchia, Miss Thick and Thin Mobile Boutique

Tell us about your business! Miss Thick and Thin Mobile Boutique is a mobile fashion truck that turned into a pop up shop. I love fashion and I love having a place for people to come find today’s trends for a great price. What was your inspiration to get started, and who would benefit from …

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Directions & Parking Info for Surge South Visitors

If you meet clients or visitors at Surge South, it’s not always obvious to people A) what this building is and B) where to go once they arrive. Streamline the process by sending them directions ahead of time so they know exactly where to park and how to get inside. You can download a PDF …

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Member Spotlight: Emerald City Taxes

What do you do and why do you do it? I am a credentialed tax professional who specializes in individual and small businesses returns. I want to be a resource for any and all taxpayers in the greater Seattle / Tacoma area and for them to have full trust that their taxes are filed correctly and …

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Surge Stories March 2021

Welcome to Surge Stories! What is Surge Stories, you may ask? Surge Stories is a series that talk about past members who were at any of the 3 Surge facilities. We share their stories as to why they choose Surge, share their thoughts about the region, and about their success. These businesses and individuals graduated …

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Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Your First Ad Campaign with Humming

What is Humming? Want to increase your advertising (beyond Google and Facebook ads) without hiring an expensive marketing firm? Our partnership with Tacoma-based startup Humming gives you the tools to easily launch digital advertising campaigns right from the Surge website. The Surge/Humming platform helps you create, target and place ads, and stay updated on how …

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Member Spotlight: Gabriel McCrary, Leap Lingo

HARNESS THE POWER OF ONLINE LEARNING The Leap Lingo platform uses the latest technology tools, including artificial intelligence (AI) to help English language learners improve their communication ability. Learning a new language is no different than learning how to ride a bike or playing the piano. It is important for English language learners to have access to the tools needed …

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SURGE Tacoma Nearby Food and Drink

We have started putting together a map of all the local restaurants and shops in Downtown Tacoma, Hilltop, Lincoln District and the surrounding area to inspire our Surge Tacoma members to try new places! Check out the map here and if you have any suggestions for places to add, let us know! Post updated 10/20/2020. …

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Member Spotlight: Elke Schwartz, JOB Community Services

Tell us about your business!  JOB Community Services began as an inspiration to help individuals overcome many of the barriers faced when seeking employment. Those barriers are different for everyone and range from disabilities to involvement in the justice system. We are here to help you identify and move past your specific barriers and help …

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Member Spotlight: Life Path Counseling, PLLC

Tell us about yourself and your business! Life Path Counseling, PLLC is a mental health private practice in Tacoma that provides counseling services to individuals, couples and families in an effort to help alleviate problems related to mental, emotional, and behavioral concerns. The practice works with various employee assistance programs, where clients can seek therapy free of …

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Tacoma Developer Tackles Affordable Housing by Converting Hotel to Micro-Apartments

Tacoma WA – The City of Destiny has a new affordable housing apartment complex. Eli Moreno, CEOof Surge Tacoma states “Housing affordability has become a critical issue that we can no longer ignore,and we should all do our part to try to solve it”, so Moreno bought a disheveled hotel needingrehabilitation. He and his team …

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