“South Sound Business Briefs for Tuesday, February 29, 2000″

“Tacoma Exhibitors at Home ShowThe Seattle Home Show 2000, which ran February 19 through 27 in the Stadium Exhibition Center featured a number of Tacoma-area exhibitors. The 56th anniversary of the oldest and largest consumer-oriented home show in the country was expected to draw over 150,000 visitors during its nine-day run.The show featured 325,000 square feet housing more than 600 exhibits, including several model homes.Tacoma exhibitors included:Allstate ElevatorCoast Home Improvement, Inc.Freighthouse Art GalleryGarages, etc.Goldenmaster, Inc.Home Pro Inspection ServiceJerry’s & Co.Jerry’s Iron WorksLifetime Exteriors, Inc.Metropolitan InteriorsMilgard Manufacturing, Inc.Monier LifetilePampered PetsSavage Wholesale BuildingSlick Harvest Vinyl GreenhousesSouth Sound CulliganTile Technology Roofing Co.View-PakWashington Marble WorksWashington Window Co.West Coast Vinyl, Inc.First Community DividendFirst Community Financial Group, Inc. has announced that on January 19, 2000, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $.10 per share payable February 11, 2000 to all shareholders of record as of January 31, 2000.First Community Financial Group’s primary operating subsidiary, First Community Bank, operates 15 offices in four western Washington counties.Tuff Customer On WebThe Attorney General’s office has launched an Internet-based educational initiative to help Washington teens become smarter consumers.The program is called Tuff Customer and operates as a scavenger hunt on the Web relating to consumer issues. It covers topics such as mail order music clubs, Internet shopping, credit cards and buying used cars.The contest runs until March 31. Four winners will be selected statewide. The Grand Prize winner receives lunch with the Attorney General and a $200 cash prize to be shared with his or her school.For more information visit www.wa.gov/ago.”