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Member Spotlight: Vibrant Schools Tacoma

Vibrant Schools Tacoma (VST) is a community-based coalition to “Eliminate the educational disparities for students of color and those impacted by poverty who are served by Tacoma Public Schools”. Founded in 2011, VST recognized the need to provide an avenue for marginalized and disenfranchised communities’ voices to be heard. VST is committed to ensuring that …

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Member Spotlight: Childers Davidson Homes

What do you do and why do you do it?              We help change lives through the power of real estate because we understand the value of financial freedom. We also know what it’s like to be priced out of one’s community and understand that when a city develops, prices rise. Owning a home, rather …

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Member Spotlight: White Marketing

What do you do and why do you do it?  We exist because every business owner deserves to have a trusted partner who can help their marketing. We do SEO, Social Media, Digital Advertising in house and partner with TV, Radio, Print partners so that we can provide all services to our customers and be the …

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Member Spotlight: The Law Office of Michael Ewetuga

“One of the toughest things for me is writing about myself, it makes one appear to be egocentric, a matter of blowing your own trumpet, which I have been taught all my life is not ideal. I therefore have to find a way to do it without sounding off; hopefully I succeed in that endeavor. …

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What is a Community Manager?

The Community Manager is a big part of what sets coworking spaces apart from traditional office space, but it’s not always clear to people what Community Managers do. Short answer: they do it all.  Hi, I’m Alice, the Community Manager at our Surge South Tacoma location, and here is a little insight into why our …

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Member Spotlight: Gary Burkhart, Craft Beer Source

Tell us about your business! We are Craft Beer Source. We represent local breweries in a sales capacity. We have a passion for beer and educating people on our industry and what we have to offer. It was the frustration of others controlling our destiny and not allowing us the creativity and freedom to bring beer out …

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Surge Coworking Speaker Series

Surge Coworking Speaker Series is an educational speaker series + networking opportunity for the Tacoma small business community. Every month we will have a free event featuring talks by local people in business on meaningful topics for folks who are starting or growing their business. Each event will have 15 minutes of pre-presentation networking, then …

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South Tacoma Points of Interest

We have started putting together a map of all the local restaurants and shops in South Tacoma, Lakewood and the surrounding area to inspire our Surge South 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 2/5/2020. Please …

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Member Spotlight: Tim Jaasko-Fisher, TJF Consulting LLC

TJF Consulting, LLC provides expert facilitation, training, and mentoring to help people and organizations thrive in complexity. My work ranges from doing short presentations and individual executive coaching to designing large scale strategic planning and change initiatives on the national level. Currently, I am working on a wide range of issues, such as preventing and improving …

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Member Spotlight: Donna Thompson

Tell us about yourself! I help small businesses and nonprofit organizations share their stories with the world. My projects are tailored to specific needs and include creative services like marketing campaigns, brochures and catalogs, print and electronic newsletters, WordPress websites, writing and editing, communications training, social media and graphics of all kinds. Throughout my career …

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