RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Jun. 8, 2009 at 9:54pm

F. Russell (investments)

printable banner for moral uplift

Not matter what happens after Russell makes its decision there is a good chance that you--the average Joe Shmuck on the street--will be impacted (read: screwed) by this out of state owned international corporation. So why not let them know how you feel RIGHT NOW! print this sign and paste it up in your window, office, car and sea plane. FREE OF CHARGE!

Frank Russell

comments [20]  |  posted under bizz buzz, corporate wellfare, government handouts, politics, russell, tacoma, tax evasion, tea baggers

Comments

by Erik on 6/8/2009 @ 10:20pm
Wrongo there RR.

The average Joe is going to gets lots of benefits should Russell stay in Tacoma including:

1) An "upgraded" Tollefson Plaza



2) Clean up of the blighted Sauro site:



3) "Public Art" improvements



Those are all things Joe can enjoy every day!

Check out the whole list here:

media.thenewstribune.com/images/blogmedi...

Plus, some of the Frost Park chalkies work at Russell!

by NineInchNachos on 6/8/2009 @ 10:50pm
those are all things that should be fixed anyhow. Why does it have to be in the name of keeping FR?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 6/9/2009 @ 12:02am
F Russell!!

by NineInchNachos on 6/9/2009 @ 1:06am
not to be a negative nancy or anything... I suppose i'm just on Russell burnout. Will they stay? Will they go? at this point I am secretly wishing they will move to Seattle, and after it's revealed they're atop another Ponzi pyramid and the CEO's are arrested trying to flee the country on a 747... the company declares bankruptcy.

by L.S.Erhardt on 6/9/2009 @ 10:32pm
I hear you, RR.

Save the drama for Russell's mama.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 6/9/2009 @ 11:38pm
Ruck Fussell T-shirts and other items will soon be available on my Cafe Press.

by Twisty on 6/10/2009 @ 1:29am
"The average Joe is going to gets lots of benefits should Russell stay in Tacoma..."

Those are all things that we should get anyway. None of it should hinge on The Frank Russell Co. staying or going.

We should never negotiate with terrorists. Even if they are wearing wingtips.

by jenyum on 6/10/2009 @ 9:20am
I am afraid I am also a big skeptic on this one. Doesn't really make sense right now to hang hopes on the financial services industry, and really Russell knows that, too. Tacoma ought to know better.

by scout on 6/10/2009 @ 11:16am
I have found most Russell people that I have encountered arrogant and miserly. For example trying to beat me down on the price of an original piece of artwork (not mine) that was $35!

Then there was the time when I asked if their visiting corporate executives might consider staying in one of my condos - Russell reply: "no, it is in a bad neighborhood" - (yeah, along with their corporate headquarters!)

I know that they have also tried to beat local businesses like Meconi's and Vin Grotto down on prices for large private parties, parties that usually involve closing the restaurant to the public during the event.

On the other hand I know for a fact that if Russell left Tacoma it would have a big impact in my neighborhood. The five new restaurants that have come in within the past six years would be significantly impacted financially - some of them make more money on their lunch income than the dinner crowd. Guess who primarily makes up the lunch crowd around here - Russell employees.

I think it is too late to turn back on the Tacoma/Russell relationship dynamic. Once the original City ass-kissing fest began, for now it can't be reversed. The best we can do as Tacoma citizens, I think is just sit back and watch.

All of this blather is just my opinion.

However, if the City elects to help one business, they should help others, especially the small struggling ones that have had the guts to invest downtown. When the City tears up the streets or has special week-end events (for which they only have to pay a $20 fee to restrict/eliminate surrounding parking spaces or access to your own apartment in my case), or shoots car commercials that virtually halt business activity in the area that is closed off, businesses should be compensated - Especially when the City expects those same businesses to pony up for the LIDs, which I do think are beneficial for everyone - businesses and the city.

by JesseHillFan on 6/10/2009 @ 12:19pm
Cool Banner.Now I am going to have to get some more printer ink for my computer printer.

by NineInchNachos on 6/10/2009 @ 12:31pm
save money! Print it out at work :)

by Kevindot1 on 6/14/2009 @ 5:35pm
I work right next door to Russell at TrueBlue and I feel as though we do our part also in the local downtown bars and restaurants. Sometimes it feels like Meconi's is a TrueBlue bar.

Plus, a LOT of Russell employees come to TrueBlue's Mountain View Cafe for lunch and they are always very nice and polite when in our building.

I hope Russell stays in downtown Tacoma.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 6/14/2009 @ 6:39pm
You really have to love Russell and TrueBlue (LaborReady) man have they done a lot to make downtown the booming place it is.

by thriceallamerican on 6/15/2009 @ 8:59am
Wait...there's a cafe inside of TrueBlue? Dude, I worked a block away for 5 years and had no idea.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 9/9/2009 @ 10:40pm
Just bumping this up a bit because it might come in handy.

by NineInchNachos on 9/9/2009 @ 10:57pm
ha! thanks Crenshaw

by JesseHillFan on 9/10/2009 @ 1:18am
Yes bumping this up is quite apt.Thanks Crenshaw.

Quote from NineInch Nachos "not to be a negative nancy or anything... I suppose i'm just on Russell burnout. Will they stay? Will they go? at this point I am secretly wishing they will move to Seattle, and after it's revealed they're atop another Ponzi pyramid and the CEO's are arrested trying to flee the country on a 747... the company declares bankruptcy."

You have got your first wish let's see how the rest of your prediction will go.

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2010 @ 11:33am
F. Russell for sale?

www.investmentnews.com/article/20100829/...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/30/2010 @ 12:34pm
How the mighty have fallen. Ruck Fussell.

by Jesse on 8/30/2010 @ 7:33pm
Sell off Russell and keep it in Tacoma. Let NW Mutual part out the old WAMU tower and cash in on that investment.

Everyone gets what they want.

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