Chamber announces New Tacoma Award nominees

McMenamins Elks Temple is nominated for a Ghilarducci Award, recognizing new development, renovation, or beautification.
Credit: Matt Nagle

The Chamber Luncheon: New Tacoma Awards, presented by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, recognizes businesses, organizations, and individuals who make outstanding contributions to the revitalization of downtown Tacoma. The awards event will take place on Friday, July 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pacific Grill Events Center, 1530 Pacific Ave.

Recognition will be given to the following awards and nominees:

Ghilarducci Award, recognizing new development, renovation, or beautification: McMenamins Elks Temple; Tacoma Baking Company; Union Club.

Popham Award, honoring the individual that has done the most to build community spirit: David Fischer, Tacoma Arts Live; Sadie Marlowe, BD Local; Teresa Maxwell, Communities in School of Tacoma.

Public Places Award, recognizing the best activation of a public park, open space, or area in the public right-of-way: Fireman’s Park, City of Tacoma; Prairie Line Trail, BCRA; Tacoma Arts Live.

Schoenfeld Award, highlighting exemplary performance of pizzazz as a retailer or restaurateur: Buzzerds Barbershop, Johnny’s Dock; Tinkertopia.

Union Station Award, celebrating a leading organization, company, or individual that has built or sustained momentum for revitalization: Kōz Development; Travel Tacoma; VSG Marketing.

Visit the Chamber’s website at for more information.


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