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US Quidditch Coming to Lacey

2018-02-14T14:00:23+00:00

              QUIDDITCH CHAMPIONSHIP COMING TO LACEY, WASHINGTON IN FEBRUARY Rain City Raptors competes against the Lost Boys at Long Beach Invitational in November 2017 in Long Beach, California. Photos by Elizabeth Barcelos. LACEY, Wash.– US Quidditch (USQ) is excited to bring the 2018 Northwest Regional Championship to Lacey, [...]

US Quidditch Coming to Lacey 2018-02-14T14:00:23+00:00

DID YOU KNOW? Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

2018-02-13T13:16:10+00:00

DID YOU KNOW? Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters One of the most well-regarded specialty coffee companies in America Size: 100+ employees (60 of those in Thurston County); 500+ wholesale accounts Key players: Dave Wasson, President/COO, Board Director; Larry Challain, CEO, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board; Cherie Challain, Executive [...]

DID YOU KNOW? Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters 2018-02-13T13:16:10+00:00

Capital Budget 2018- Thurston County

2018-01-25T13:20:39+00:00

2018 Washington State Capital Budget: Thurston County CAPITAL BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR THURSTON COUNTY, WA   APPROPRIATIONS Thurston County Readiness Center (30000594) Military Department  $41,553,000.00 Drinking Water Assistance Program 2017-19 (92000025) Department of Health  $32,000,000.00 Modernize Lab and Training Facility * (30000017) Department of Labor and Industries  $12,700,000.00 Critical Power, Safety, and Security [...]

Capital Budget 2018- Thurston County 2018-01-25T13:20:39+00:00

Local Firm Creates World’s Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey

2018-01-12T13:26:52+00:00

Local Firm Creates World's Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey     “Once you’ve landed on the Moon, that is not the best place to discover your equipment needs more testing,” quips Melissa Roth, one of the co-owners and lead researchers of Off Planet Research (OPR). The surface of the Moon may not [...]

Local Firm Creates World’s Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey 2018-01-12T13:26:52+00:00

ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been

2018-01-10T10:33:50+00:00

ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been Caption: Belleza Ropa owner Jeannine Kempees (above) assists a customer with their purchase. For long-time business owner Jeannine Kempees, ScaleUp was an amazing fit. “I was experiencing growth in sales and it was taking a lot of management time to [...]

ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been 2018-01-10T10:33:50+00:00

Growing Cider Company Stay Local When Business Community Gets Craft-y

2018-01-10T10:11:20+00:00

Growing Cider Company Stay Local When Business Community Gets Craft-y Award-winning new business Tart Cider, LLC found themselves bursting at the seams by the end of 2017. A 1920s, one-car garage on Olympia’s westside housed their cider press, six juice tanks, five fermentation tanks, production supplies, and kegs for their final [...]

Growing Cider Company Stay Local When Business Community Gets Craft-y 2018-01-10T10:11:20+00:00

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