About Tours

Our tours serve as a dynamic showcase for the vibrant tapestry of local businesses, projects, and individuals that embody the essence of Tacoma Rising. Far beyond being just another conventional “networking group,” we take pride in curating experiences that go beyond the superficial, focusing on the heart of Tacoma’s growth.

More than just a series of business visits, our tours foster an environment for the cross-pollination of ideas and collaborations within the South Sound industries. Our tours are a celebration of Tacoma’s growth, a testament to the resilience and creativity of its people. By shining a spotlight on the local gems that make Tacoma unique, we aim to Promote, Connect, and Support the continued flourishing of our city. Join us on this journey, as we collectively shape the narrative of Tacoma Rising and build a stronger, more interconnected community for the future.


Grand Cinema & Merlino Arts Center

Date: June 27, 2024

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Join us for a captivating morning at The Grand Cinema, the heart of South Sound’s vibrant film scene and a beacon for independent and local cinema. As a nonprofit organization, The Grand Cinema is dedicated to showcasing diverse cinematic experiences while supporting our local community. During this tour, we will learn about the history of the building and explore the unique cinematic experience with a viewing of this years winner of the 253 Film Competition!