Tacoma’s downtown is enjoying a remarkable rebirth! Major projects are transforming the city’s skyline. Light rail links the traditional financial and cultural center to the Tacoma Dome area. Several private developers completing projects that will add hundreds of new residences to the urban center. New retailers are opening, joining a cadre of fine, independent operators.

The 2010 New Tacoma Awards

Official Rules
1. Nominations may be submitted using this printed form or online by visiting 2. No self-nominations of individuals will be accepted. Businesses and organizations may not be nominated by employees of same. 3. All entries must be received in the Chamber offices by 4:30 pm on Monday, March 15th. Mailed entries must be received by this date and time. Incomplete entries are void. Not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, illegible entries or entries containing incorrect information. Not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone, computer or Internet systems or services. Entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 4. Award winners will be selected by a panel of judges from among all eligible entries received. Decision of the judges is final. Award winners will be announced at the City Center Luncheon on April 16. 5. Open to businesses and organizations physically located within the downtown Tacoma area, said area to conform to the boundaries established in by the City of Tacoma’s Employees of the Chamber, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible. Void where prohibited. 6. Participants agree to release and hold harmless the Chamber, its subsidiary and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives from any damage, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability that may arise from their acceptance of any award or their participation in this program; and participants agree that entry information may be shared with any other sponsor of this event. Acceptance of an award constitutes consent to use winner’s name and image for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. 7. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify this awards program in the event the program is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering or technical failures of any kind.

Nominate individuals, companies and organizations that are making downtown great.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is recognizing four achievers for their ongoing role in improving tomorrow’s downtown. Use this form to recommend an individual, business or organization that you believe is particularly worthy of merit, and submit your nomination no later than March 15th. Winners will be announced at a City Center Luncheon on April 16.

Inquiries should be directed to Chelsea Levy, Metropolitan Development Manager, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, (253) 627-2175 ext. 123, or chelseal@tacomachamber .org

The 2010 New Tacoma Awards
Please check the category (one per nomination):

Ghillarducci Award
Recognizing successful new development, renovation or beautification

Union Station Award
Recognizing leading organizations, companies or individuals that have built or sustained momentum for revitalization

Popham Award
Recognizing the individual that has done the most to build "community spirit"

Schoenfeld Award
Recognizing exemplary performance (and pizzazz!) as a retailer

Name of Business, Organization or Individual and Contact Information

Reason(s) for Nomination (attach additional materials to this form as needed)

Nomination Made By (please include your contact information)

Return this form and other materials (if any) to Chelsea Levy at Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber no later than 4:30 pm on March 15. Mail: Chelsea Levy, Metropolitan Development Manager, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, PO Box 1933, Tacoma, WA 98401 Fax: (253) 597-7305 Email: chelseal@tacomachamber .org