Business Showcase: Merit Construction

Founded in 1957, Merit Construction has seen change and itself been a catalyst in the growth of the South Sound region. Merit’s local marquee projects include the construction of the Tacoma Dome in 1981 and the construction of the Boys & Girls Club and Lake City Community Church buildings here in Lakewood. Tammy Birklid is now Merit’s Principal after becoming …

Lakewood Business Owners – We want to hear from you!

The Lakewood Annual Business Survey is now open through January 15th. Take the survey here. Tell us what you think, and receive an entry to win a $50 VISA gift card! The purpose of this survey is to gather information from our local businesses about what’s working and what’s not, the challenges you are facing, and how the City might …

Business Showcase – November 2020

253Strong is building a better future for the community by focusing on positive changes, family values, and supporting healthy and fit lifestyles. For these reasons 253Strong is the City of Lakewood’s Business Showcase for 3rd quarter 2020. 253Strong “If you’re looking for better, we’re building better here” announces the opening of the city of Lakewood’s Build Your Better Here campaign …

Business Showcase – August 2020

For the August Business Showcase rather than feature one business in Lakewood, the city decided to feature several businesses that have manufactured or produced products that were used to help increase safety for individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As COVID-19 continues, we ask that if anyone knows of other Lakewood businesses that helped create safety products during the …

Business Showcase: Cham Garden

In 2015 Jay and Kay Lim moved to Washington from Chicago after Jay was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The couple quickly began exploring their new home. That included discovering the local food scene in Lakewood. “This was the first restaurant we visited when we moved here,” Kay said from a high-backed booth at Cham Garden, a Korean barbecue restaurant …

Exterior of DRK Development building in Lakewood WA

Business Showcase: DRK Development

From its staffing to its project costs, DRK Development runs a lean operation. It’s a business model the company has followed for nearly three decades, and one that gives it a leg up on its competition. “We run real lean and mean,” said Vice President Spencer Kelley. “It’s really cost effective. I can typically do these jobs for a lot …