Experience Olympia & Beyond Announces the Thurston Tourism Ambassador Program in Partnership with the National Tourism Ambassador Institute®

Starting this fall, Thurston County will have a new program that trains anyone  —  from frontline hotel staff, museum workers, and restaurant servers — to answer visitors’ questions about things to do and see in our region. Once trained, these individuals will be Certified Tourism Ambassadors. Experience Olympia and Beyond has formed a partnership with…

Washington PTAC to Participate in National PTAC Day September 16, 2020

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will participate in National PTAC Day on September 16, 2020, to celebrate their small business clients’ success. Washington PTAC will participate in a national webinar, an interactive Quiz Show featuring government contracting trivia to be held at 11:00 am PST Time.   Washington PTAC has more than 1,500 active clients and…

Olympia Symphony and Emerald City Music Break Ground on Community Partnership

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra and Emerald City Music embark on a joint partnership from September to December 2020, bringing classical music from their stages at the Washington Center and Minnaert Center into the Greater Olympia community. With concert halls remaining inaccessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, each organization will disperse musicians out into different areas of…

Physicians of Southwest Washington Promotes Dr. Shannon to Physician Executive

With great pleasure, Physicians of Southwest Washington (PSW) appoints Dr. Michael Shannon as its Physician Executive. Shannon previously held one of the three Medical Director positions, supporting PSW’s Medicare Advantage (MA) and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contracts, in Olympia, Washington. With his new position, Shannon will manage Specialty Care and Utilization Management for PSW and…

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach Brings Broad Experience and a Passion for Student-Athlete Development

In his new position as head men’s basketball coach, Jonathan Willis brings a blend of coaching and student-athlete development experience to SPSCC. Willis has extensive coaching experience at the two- and four-year levels, and is excited to be in the new dual-role as head coach and educational & career planner. Willis has filled similar roles…

Learn from Industry Experts the ‘State of Real Estate’ at the 12th Annual Real Estate Forum

The 12th Annual Thurston EconomicDevelopment Council (EDC) Real Estate Forum will showcase Thurston County commercial, retail and industrial properties while providing a forum for networking and education — all in an innovative digital platform that allows for one-on-one networking, a virtual tradeshow and a unique and engaging virtual environment. Industry experts will address the current status of…