Thurston County Auditor’s Office earns national achievement award for Cybersecurity Initiative

The National Association of Counties recognized the Thurston County Auditor’s Office for their work the last two years to improve the county’s cybersecurity posture. The Achievement Award honors innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.   “Fair and free elections are a hallmark of American democracy,” said Auditor Mary Hall. “Voters’ confidence…

North Thurston Education Foundation Awards $136,000 in Scholarships to 41 Students

The North Thurston Education Foundation has awarded scholarships with a total value of $136,000 to 41 graduating seniors from North Thurston Public Schools. “It was a challenging year for the graduating class of 2020 in many respects. Application procedures were changed based on school closures and students were required to submit their applications by mail,”…

Re-opening Thurston County Businesses with Help from the Thurston County Chamber

Thurston County is moving through the Safe Start guidelines of slowly and safely reopening businesses and activities. But keeping track of the Governor’s four Phases and knowing what’s allowed in each can be confusing. Thankfully the Thurston County Chamber makes it easy by Tying our Community Back Together with festive ribbon tying ceremonies and signage to celebrate grand reopenings county-wide. Krystal…

Congratulations to SPSCC Class of 2020

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2020 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in a virtual ceremony. For its 55th commencement ceremony, the college will award 1,498 associate degrees and certificates to the 2020 graduating class. Additionally, the college will award 308 GED® awards,…

Congratulations to SPSCC Class of 2020

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2020 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in a virtual ceremony. For its 55th commencement ceremony, the college will award 1,498 associate degrees and certificates to the 2020 graduating class. Additionally, the college will award 308 GED® awards,…

Weather the Storm with Financial Mastery Training Program at Thurston EDC

Beginning June 26, the Thurston Economic Development Council’s (EDC) Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) will offer Financial Mastery as part of our ScaleUp Training Series. Scholarships for Businesses Located in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater make the classes free or very low cost Do you know if your business is really making money?  Are you always short of cash…

Talking Cedar is Hiring 80 People for High-End Restaurant Serving Handcrafted Food, Beer & Spirits in Rochester, Washington

Talking Cedar plans to hire close to 80 people to fill positions at their new facility that is expected to open in July 2020. Talking Cedar is projected to be a rapidly growing destination for handcrafted food, beer and spirits. Talking Cedar will provide a high-quality restaurant experience for guests by executing a carefully prepared…