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U.S. News taps Phillips Burgess in 2018 rankings

2017-11-07T16:54:04+00:00

Phillips Burgess and founding partner recognized among the best by U.S. News & World Report The Olympia-Tacoma law firm of Phillips Burgess has been ranked among the nation’s Best Law Firms and its managing partner, Heather Burgess, has been named to the roster of Best Lawyers by the oldest peer-review publication in the legal [...]

U.S. News taps Phillips Burgess in 2018 rankings 2017-11-07T16:54:04+00:00

Kaufman Construction & Development, Inc. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-11-06T10:28:53+00:00

Congratulations to Kaufman Constructions & Development, Inc. for receiving the EDC’s Spark Lifetime Achievement Award. Kaufman has been integral to economic development in Thurston County for more than 50 years, bringing new businesses to our market and helping others grow. The company was founded in Thurston County in 1965, originally as Kaufman Brothers Construction, Inc., [...]

Kaufman Construction & Development, Inc. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award 2017-11-06T10:28:53+00:00

Attend the Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

2017-11-06T10:29:18+00:00

Highlighting the future of innovation in the Pacific Mountain five-county region Attend this exciting one-day event focused on setting the 2018 economic stage for our five-county region. The Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, in its ninth year, draws upwards of 350 decision makers and community leaders from all sectors of business and industry in our region. [...]

Attend the Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo 2017-11-06T10:29:18+00:00

Mixed-Use Project Brings Brewing Back to Tumwater Site with Focus on Community

2017-11-06T10:25:10+00:00

For decades, the Olympia Brewery’s 8 a.m. steam-whistle signaled the beginning of work for many, and the start of first period for those at Olympia High School (OHS), just a mile down the road. One of those students was 1981 graduate Michael Parsons, who today is involved in a partnership to bring brewing back [...]

Mixed-Use Project Brings Brewing Back to Tumwater Site with Focus on Community 2017-11-06T10:25:10+00:00

Local Food …the uniting factor in economic growth, social improvements and environmental stewardship

2017-09-11T11:00:42+00:00

 Food is the common denominator for many of life’s best  activities. Celebrations, marking of holidays, community events,  and gathering of friends and family. And food is uniting us in  the South Sound. It is the currency being used for expanding  our local economy, improving community health, and caring for  our environment. There is a local [...]

Local Food …the uniting factor in economic growth, social improvements and environmental stewardship 2017-09-11T11:00:42+00:00

Founders of Local Success Story Address International Summit

2017-09-11T10:59:49+00:00

A Thurston County company, founded on the bedrock belief that private enterprise alleviates poverty, is being held up internationally as a model for social enterprises. Alaffia co-founders Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde delivered a number of high-profile addresses to U.S. and African officials at a 38-nation trade summit in Togo, West Africa the [...]

Founders of Local Success Story Address International Summit 2017-09-11T10:59:49+00:00

New Tool for You to Invest in Promising Local Businesses

2017-09-11T10:58:19+00:00

Ever thought of adding a local component to your investment portfolio? Do you like the idea of investing in a local business that needs capital you can get to know personally? If yes, then it’s time for you to find out more about the Thurston Investment Network (ThINk). ThINk is a membership-based network (no fees or cost) [...]

New Tool for You to Invest in Promising Local Businesses 2017-09-11T10:58:19+00:00

Why Are Companies Choosing to Develop in Thurston County?

2017-09-11T08:45:09+00:00

You don’t grow from one store to forty-four in less than 20 years without knowing how to find and select good locations. The Pacific Northwest’s largest independent pet retailer, Mud Bay, knows a lot about real estate and the significant role it plays in success. Marisa Wulff, co-CEO of locally headquartered Mud Bay, will [...]

Why Are Companies Choosing to Develop in Thurston County? 2017-09-11T08:45:09+00:00

New Faces in Key Community Positions

2017-07-06T08:23:36+00:00

New Faces in Key Community Positions A special welcome to two executive directors who were hired by key organizations in our community earlier this year. Todd Cutts is leading the Olympia Downtown Association, an organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and enhancing the downtown Olympia community. Marc Daily is at the helm of the Thurston Regional Planning [...]

New Faces in Key Community Positions 2017-07-06T08:23:36+00:00

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2017-07-06T08:21:05+00:00

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Celebrates 20th Anniversary Nisqually Red Wind Casino is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  A facility that started out as a bingo hall, Red Wind has grown to 95,000 sq. ft. of casino space with 1,500 slot machines, four restaurants, a sports pub, a bar, a gift shop and a 1,000-space parking garage. [...]

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Celebrates 20th Anniversary 2017-07-06T08:21:05+00:00