Business Assistance_Networking


Running a business can be lonely at times, especially if you’re a solo-preneur. Networking is a great way to connect with other business owners and get the support that you need. Here’s a list of some local business organizations that you might consider joining.

Downtown Merchants Group (DMG)
The Downtown Merchants Group (DMG) is a nonprofit organization that promotes community and economic opportunities for businesses in downtown Tacoma.
Contact: Judi Hyman, Interim President
Membership Information:

Go Local Tacoma
Go Local Tacoma  is an independent business alliance that strengthens the local economy by connecting and supporting the 7,200 locally owned businesses that call Tacoma home. Go Local focuses on four key areas: Local Food, Entrepreneurial Training, Community Banking/Financing, and Independent Media. Please visit to find out how to get involved.
Derrick Rhayn,
Petra Perkins,

Tacoma Neighborhood Business District Associations
Many Tacoma neighborhoods have active business associations. Attend a monthly meeting to get involved and find out what’s happening in the community.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is to create an environment of economic opportunity in the community. The Chamber brings small and large businesses together to advocate for economic development and a more livable community. The Chamber also provides monthly business classes open to non-members.
Contact: Lynnette Buffington at 253.627.2175 ext.126