Camo2Commerce Awarded $2.7 mil in Second Increment Funding

Over the last 15 months, Camo2Commerce (C2C) has provided employment preparation and placement services for over 620 service members.  Nearly 89% exiting the program, are employed in important regional sectors such as Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, IT, Transportation/Logistics, and many others.  Through the end of 2015, Camo2Commerce expects to enroll at least another 300 servicemembers,…

Best of South Sound 2014

For the past decade the Olympian has recognized Thurston County businesses with the coveted Best of South Sound award. Readers vote on-line for their favorite business in over 80 categories, including favorites such as Best Bank, Best Real Estate Agent, Best Dentist and of course, Best Buffet. The Thurston County Chamber and The Olympian co-hosted the…

JBLM, Tumwater Brewery, Mazama Pocket gopher, downtown Olympia and transportation issues expected to dominate conversation at Chamber’s State of the Community Address & Elected Officials Reception

On Wednesday, January 14, Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum, Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder, Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet, Yelm Mayor Ron Harding, and Thurston County Commissioner Cathy Wolfe will collectively present a State of the Community address at the Thurston County Chamber Forum. During the luncheon, representatives will respectively share the state of their jurisdiction, and then…

Foofaraw 2014 Photo Album

Wonderful weather made it an unforgettable Foofaraw on Friday, September 5! Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Harborstone Credit Union, for their tremendous support of this event! Forty-two boats carrying members of the military, spouses and sponsors motored to the Olympia Yacht Club’s Home Island off Pickering Passage for a day of fun and relaxation. We’ve posted over…

2014 Health Care Champions Honorees

On Tuesday, June 17, the community honored and celebrated leaders who have made a significant impact within the health care industry at the 8th annual Thurston-Mason Health Care Champions event. Every day heroic acts, steadfast dedication, extraordinary service and professionalism are seen frequently in our community’s medical offices, clinics, hospitals, emergency services and related organizations.…