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about us

Our Mission

TractionSpace cultivates a vibrant work community within easily-accessible locations, intentionally designed to help our members grow their business and enjoy their work experience. We provide a safe, well-managed environment that caters to the unique needs of our members and enables high productivity, creativity, business networking and the ability to learn and grow professionally. Our community will provide the unique point of traction that helps members move past barriers and into business and personal growth.

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who we are

We are a mentorship and digital content hub that fosters new and existing businesses. We rent offices, desks, and hot desks on flexible terms at affordable prices.

our history

Located in the heart of Tacoma’s Theater District, the TractionSpace building (748 Market Street) came to life as the Azure Swimming Pool building in 1927.

our mission

Provide a safe, well-managed environment that enables high productivity, creativity and the ability to learn and grow professionally.

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Our Philosophy

About Us

Our founders come from large companies with robust professional development programs and were disappointed by the isolation small companies face when trying to launch their own ventures. Propelled by a desire to invest in the next generation of innovators, we want to bring the personal development, continuous learning and networking-focused environments typical in large companies to smaller businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers that don’t have access to or can’t afford to create this competitive advantage on their own. We believe that our members should be able to consume rich content and events that help their businesses grow and gain market traction as part of their monthly membership plan. Learn more about our offerings.

Our proprietary content will cover four main topics: basic business concepts, business networking, personal wellness, and social impact. The format we deliver this content are: 

➤ Entrepreneur-in-residence program
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➤ Business education opportunities
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➤ Regular networking sessions
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➤ Hack-a-thons
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➤ Speaker series
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➤ Mentoring
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meet the team

our leadership team

Cumorah Tractionspace community manager
Cumorah Branham
Experience Manager

Cumorah Branham joined TractionSpace in December of 2019 as the Sales and Member Experience Lead. Prior to this, she spent a number of years in the hospitality industry where she is a classically trained French chef. She leveraged her training and kitchen management skills by running some of the largest kitchens in the Pacific Northwest including at Microsoft. Prior to that she was the head chef on luxury yachts in the Caribbean and was an expert at sourcing fresh and local meals from ship grown gardens, fresh seafood, and local ingredients.

Cumorah has live in the Pacific Northwest for the last 15 years and moved to Tacoma 3 years ago. It was here that she attended the University of Washington, Tacoma, and recently completed her BA degree in Business Administration and Marketing – please send an email, or stop by and say hello!  Our community is waiting for you to have fun.

Don Morrison Tractionspace founder & CEO
Don Morrison
Founder & CEO

Don is a transformational sales, marketing and business leader with extensive experience in high tech. He is known for his ability to help businesses adjust to changing markets and increased competition leading them to attain hard-to-reach goals and re-establishing competitive advantage. He has led successes at some of the high-tech industry’s biggest names including Microsoft, Sage Software and Tektronix. In his most recent role at Microsoft, he led a $1B business that grew nearly 8x during his tenure.

In 2016, Don began his work to give back to the global community through social entrepreneurship. He has developed high impact, scalable programs to improve the delivery of public health and increase digital literacy in underserved communities. Don holds a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance, and currently lives in the Seattle, Washington area.

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Rick Fichera
Founder

Rick has over 30 years of financial and operational experience with technology and aerospace projects. He is a seasoned finance executive with a track record of driving strategy, profitable growth, execution, and efficiency for individual projects and business portfolios. His leadership roles have spanned product development, production, support, and internal services. As senior financial leader for divisions with over $2B in annual revenue, Rick has been responsible for all financial functions as well as managing physical infrastructure and capital. Rick holds an MBA from Seattle University.

Steve Tractionspace founder
Steve Buhaly
Founder

Steve is an experienced financial leader having served as CFO for three public companies, most recently with Qorvo, a Fortune 500 company. Prior to his CFO experience he held a variety of tech industry positions in business leadership with profit and loss responsibility and in manufacturing where he acquired expertise in Lean and JIT disciplines. He’s currently an active angel investor and serves on the board of Rigado. Steve holds an MBA from the University of Washington.

 

OUR members

We are Trusted in tacoma

"Such a wonderful find!!! I was needing a workspace outside of my home office and my search here in Seattle wasn't turning up anything exciting. $$$ for a space that felt like a solitary confinement cel"
JP
"B. ⭐ Def take a tour & explore the variety of customized options they have available- anything from hosting weekly meetings to providing a permanent office space"
Suzy L
"What an innovative space! My SCORE mentor has helped me immeasurably as has collaboration with other members. Great vibe!"
Reed
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"Very professional place. Well designed, modern look in a classic Art Deco building. Solid amenities - a great place to meet customers and get work done!"
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