United Way of Thurston County Accepting Human Service Award Nominations

United Way of Thurston County is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Gladys Burns Human Service Award, a lifetime service award, celebrating the philanthropic and volunteer spirit within our community. The award honors the service of the late Gladys Burns, human services advocate and tireless volunteer, and United Way’s first professional staff person. This award recognizes…

Learn Skills to Design and Lead Productive Meetings

Facilitating Effective Meetings – Training When: July 17 – 18, 2017 Are you tired of leading or attending unproductive or dysfunctional meetings? Presented by the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County, this two-day course is for anyone who runs or attends meetings in government agencies, businesses, schools, non-profits, civic groups, faith communities or other organizations. …

ACADEMY MORTGAGE WELCOMES LACEY BRANCH TO ITS NORTHWEST TEAM

A large group of top-producing mortgage professionals—nearly all with decades of mortgage industry experience—recently joined Academy Mortgage’s Northwest team to service the mortgage lending needs of individuals and families wanting to purchase or refinance a home in Washington. The team at Academy’s new Lacey location includes: producing area manager Brian Brock and loan officers Vickie…

Intercity Transit Schedules Open Houses Soliciting Big Ideas to Discuss Our Community’s Transportation Needs

Intercity Transit launched the “Road Trip” to engage our growing communities in a conversation about the future of transportation in and around Thurston County. Our population is growing and our region and communities are changing. We are looking forward together, and want to consider how these changes will transform our community, including Intercity Transit services.…

Thurston First and Commencement Bank Welcome Commercial Loan Officer Daniel Howard

Commencement Bank (OTCQX:CBWA) is pleased to announce that long-time, Olympia resident Daniel Howard is joining the Thurston First Olympia branch as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer.  His expected start date is June 15, 2017. Howard brings over 20 years’ experience in banking, with his most recent position at South Sound Bank, specializing in lending…