Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Breaks Ground in Tenino

On June 2, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., The Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park broke ground in Tenino, Washington. The Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park will establish a value-added food manufacturing, processing, storage, and packaging facility within the City of Tenino on a 13-acre, city-owned parcel. It will also house a business center to provide regional…

Washington Retail Association President & CEO Renée Sunde Releases Statement on Protests

Washington Retail Association President & CEO Renée Sunde issues the following statement: Washington Retail, with its diverse membership serving communities across the state, is shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless actions that led to the death of George Floyd just one week ago. Just as important, we share the frustration of many protestors that…

Introducing the Promising Notes Concert Series

 The City of Olympia, Octapas Café and the Olympia Downtown Alliance have partnered to produce the Promising Notes Concert Series, a series of videos featuring Thurston County-based musicians playing their own work or their favorite piece. “We’ve been feeling the loss of live music with the close of venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians and live music are…

OlyFed Announces Staff Leadership Promotions

Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed) is pleased to announce the promotions of three team members. Jennifer Arnold, is now Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Banking Officer (CBO). Arnold joined OlyFed in 2007 as a Customer Service Representative and has been promoted several times serving as an Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President (AVP)/Residential…

Sports Award Winners Announced

The Annual Thurston County Sports Awards celebrate local high school athletes, college athletes, sports contributors and sports moments. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission has replaced the in-person awards ceremony with virtual recognition to honor local athletes and game-changers in our community. Today, the Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission…