About Tacoma Rising
We aim to stimulate the development of Tacoma by highlighting the fundamental values that drive progress in our community. Through our tours, we provide a unique platform for meaningful engagement and connection. We believe in the power of showcasing the diverse talents, innovations, and endeavors that contribute to Tacoma’s rising success. By bringing together local businesses, projects, and individuals, we create a synergy that propels Tacoma forward. We believe in the collective strength of our community, recognizing that together, we can achieve more.
Reenforcing positive growth.
Building a business community.
Providing trusted resources.
Q’s Recording Studio
Jeff Wolff Photography
J Squared Investments
National Commercial Sales Executive
Commercial Banking Relationship Manager
Washington Trust Bank
VSG Marketing a Spindustry Company
Tacoma Rising Founder
local Business owner and entrepreneur
I hail from the Crossroads of America, better known as Indiana, and am living proof that there’s more than corn in Indiana. Google it! After spending nearly 15 years on the east coast, I craved a change in both scenery and lifestyle. The Pacific Northwest (PNW) presented itself as the ideal opportunity for a fresh start. Despite the challenging timing of launching my own business just months before a pandemic hit, I embraced the situation.
The initial two years in Tacoma came with obstacles, a result of the COVID aftermath, but I remained optimistic about the city’s potential for growth. Reflecting on the past, Tacoma Rising was my endeavor to revive an in-person sense of “community” during the summer of 2021. I believed that gathering like-minded Tacoma enthusiasts could generate momentum, although I had no clear vision of where it might lead. Early meetings involved conversations about Tacoma and its current events, utilizing social media to highlight positive developments in the area. We employed basic engagement strategies to bring people together.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2023, and we introduced our monthly tours, focusing on three straightforward goals: Promote, Connect, & Support. It was at this point that things began to fall into place, and we started gaining traction.