Sealy Factory Set to Open in April in Hawks Prairie

Mattress manufacturer Sealy, which announced last week that it was relocating its Portland factory to Lacey, is set to open here in April.

Home Energy Audit for Thurston County Residents

Thurston Energy, a program of the Thurston County Economic Development Council (EDC) has a service to help homeowners identify their home’s energy performance and then offer cost-effective and often do-it-yourself solutions to reduce heating costs and make the home more comfortable to live it.

PacMtn Releases Local Area Industry Cluster Study

The Cluster Study was completed for the five counties of, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston, all located within the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Area.

For Love And Money: Many Paths To Success For Small Business Owners In Olympia

ThurstonTalk recently caught up with four small business owners: Amy Evans of Bon Lemon, Amanda Beers of Sweet Charley B’s Cupcakery, Dan Jones of ThurstonTalk and Tom and Celia Husmann of Olympia Local Foods, to talk about what it is like doing business in Thurston County, the entrepreneurial experience, and the secret of their success. What they learned is that small businesses are thriving here, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, and that there are many paths to success. Take a look…

Thurston Chamber Showcase, Luncheon Forum Spark Big Business Connections

In conjunction with the business-building activities of the  Thurston Chamber Showcase, the forum focused on regional government contracting opportunities.

Hometown: Good Stewardship Is Good Business

“Hometown is more than just a name. It embodies the way we do business,” said Andrew Barkis, owner of Hometown Property Management.

This core business philosophy is as strong as ever following rigorous yearly business evaluations and retreats held by Barkis and the Hometown Property Management Team.

Valley Freightliner Moving on Down the Road

“Coming Soon. Valley Freightliner” says the sign just off the newly redesigned Maytown exit. As we welcome in the New Year, we will also be welcoming a new truck dealership to Thurston County.

Valley Freightliner, Inc. (VFI) is a full-service Freightliner brand dealer. Freightliner Trucks, headquartered in Portland Oregon, is the largest manufacturer of medium and heavy duty trucks in North America.