Efforts to remodel (repurpose) downtown buildings for renewed lives are covered in next week’s Business Examiner edition, along with stories about new bank branches opening in the South Sound.

Digital BE subscribers can access those stories right now through their normal log-in procedures. Print subscribers should be receiving their copy in the mail this weekend or early next week.

Other stories in the next issue cover a 32-year-old Tacoma light manufacturer that is expanding to keep up with demand from customers like Nordstrom, Starbucks, SafeBoats and Nordland. And the importance of tellers in the increasingly digitized financial institutions’ world.

There are eight business-related bankruptcy filings reports in For the Record, plus Jeffrey Gitomer’s take on “What CEOs don’t want to talk about.”

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