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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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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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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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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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