The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber saw its largest turnout for its annual Public Officials Holiday Reception, which was held on December 3 at the Washington State History Museum. Over 150 attendees joined the Chamber in thanking public officials for their service on behalf of the community.
The event was sponsored by TrueBlue, Brown & Brown, the Boeing Company and the Port of Tacoma with MultiCare and Rushforth Construction as the Presenting Sponsors of the night.
Chamber President/CEO David Graybill acted as the master of ceremonies and began with a moment of silence to honor the four Lakewood police officers, Puyallup Council Member George Dill and University Place Council Member Jean Brooks.
He asked the main sponsors to say a few words. Rushforth President Kim Nakamura and MultiCare's CEO and President Diane Cecchettini both spoke about the importance of civic involvement by the business community. Their remarks were followed by recognition for the public officials in the room and a brief speech by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy.
Due to the popularity of this event, the Chamber has already announced it is planning for next year's reception. The tentative itinerary for the 2010 Public Officials Reception is Thursday, December 9, 2010 at the Pacific Grill Events Center from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. If you or your company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Mike Weinman at (253) 627-2175 soon since sponsorships are beginning to fill up already.