SPSCC’s Nielsen named 2014 Star Performer

  Washington Small Business Development Centers named Ron Nielson, the Director of Small Business Development at South Puget Sound Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the organization’s 2014 Star Performer. The announcement came at the group’s recent spring meetings. “Being part of the SBDC is a way of giving back,” Nielsen said in a…

Olympia Fire Department Is One of Four Departments Statewide With a Class 2 Rating

The Olympia Fire Department was just notified by the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that it’s insurance rating has been upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2. WSRB evaluates all Washington communities for their fire protection/suppression capability using a schedule approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WSRB assigns…

HVAC Impostors Target Washingtonians

Local Residents, Businesses Victimized by Fraudulent Duct Cleaners Under the guise of legitimate subcontractors, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has uncovered a group of individuals claiming to be affiliated with local HVAC businesses. The schemers allegedly set up appointments with unsuspecting consumers, then pressure them into paying much more than quoted—oftentimes…

Physicians of Southwest Washington Announces Hiring of New Chief Medical Officer

Kevin Haughton, MD, has been named Physicians of Southwest Washington’s chief medical officer and medical director. In his new role Dr. Haughton will provide medical oversight, expertise and leadership for the clinical aspects of PSW’s network operations in Thurston and Lewis counties. He also will serve as a valued communication link and identify collaborations that…

Community Investment Partnership Announces $614,000 in Community Funding Awards

United Way of Thurston County (UWTC), the Cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, and Thurston County; partners in the Community Investment Partnership (CIP), are pleased to announce their second year of coordinated funding awards for 2015-16. 23 health and human service non-profit organizations were awarded funding in support of 35 impact programs that promote healthier…

Local Marketing Firm Welcomes Addition of New Associates as Company Seeks to Expand Range, Depth of Services

New hires join team of premier creative professionals, as Schramm Marketing broadens capabilities to provide responsive, comprehensive suite of marketing resources. Schramm Marketing has announced that Shirley Legg and Harrison Baker have joined its growing team of marketing professionals.  Both Shirley and Harrison will further develop Schramm Marketing’s growing portfolio of local and regional accounts.…