Print NW Adapts to a Changing Market

Print NW Adapts to a Changing Market By Natasha Ashenhurst. This story was originally published in theApril 2017 VOICE Magazine Political races provide good business for printers. Last fall—leading up to the November election—Print NW, located in Lakewood with a Biz Hub in Lacey, printed, addressed and mailed over 7 million postcards, letters and brochures.…

Concrete Recyclers is Closing the Loop

Concrete Recyclers is Closing the Loop By Natasha Ashenhurst, this story was originally printed in the April 2017 VOICE Magazine, published by the Thurston County Chamber.  In 2001, the Nisqually earthquake damaged Olympia’s Fourth Avenue Bridge beyond repair. The City demolished the bridge and replaced it, but what happened to the 12,000 tons of concrete…

A&R Aviation Services

Established in 2008, A&R Aviation Services has experienced continuous growth. What started out in Ronnie Hix’s garage now employs 30 people. A&R’s commitment to reliability has built a reputation that brought on board clients like Alaska Airlines and Delta and customers as far away as Asia, Europe and South America. When he left the Navy,…

Solar Powered

By Rebekah Finn This story was originally featured in the February 2017 VOICE Magazine, published by the Thurston County Chamber. Many would say that a hot cup of coffee is essential for getting through a dark Pacific Northwest winter day. What if we could harness the natural energy around us and translate that into a…

Innovation in Education

By Natasha Ashenhurst. Note: This story was originally published in the February 2017 VOICE Magazine, published by the Thurston County Chamber. In Lacey, students are making ukuleles—from scratch. If the class stopped there, students may learn how to use woodworking tools and experience the satisfaction that comes from creating something beautiful, but crafting the instrument…