At 22nd Annual Meeting, the Olympia Downtown Alliance Honored Downtown Champions, including ‘Person of the Year,’ Matthew DeBord

The Olympia Downtown Alliance held its 22nd Annual Meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020, at The Washington Center for Performing Arts. The packed house heard from Alliance Board Chair Josh Gobel of Thomas Architecture Studios, Alliance Executive Director, Todd Cutts and Jessica Bateman, Olympia Mayor Pro-Tem. The evening included a panel discussion around the topic…

SPSCC to Host the Annual SkillsUSA Post-Secondary Winter Leadership Conference

On Feb. 7, 2020, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will be hosting the annual SkillsUSA Post-Secondary Winter Leadership Conference. Starting on Monday, Feb. 3, schools around the area will kick-off SkillsUSA Week. Institutions have been invited to participate by holding open houses, inviting local media to tour their programs, conduct community service projects, network…

Dr. Donna Peebles, D.M. to Keynote Alliance Northwest – the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific NW, on March 5, 2020

Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest featuring inspiring speakers, high-quality workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors. Event organizers are pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker — Dr. Donna Pebbles, Associate Administrator, Office of Business Development, US Small Business Administration. Pebbles talk will cover SBA’s Business…

North Thurston Education Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Learning Improvement Grant Showcase

The North Thurston Education Foundation (NTEF) has a robust Learning Improvement Grant (LIG) program that provides funds to teachers and staff in North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) for classroom use. The LIG Committee selects recipients through a competitive application process. Funds help teachers increase student learning tied to district and state learning goals.   On…

Washington STEM CEO, Angela Jones, to Keynote Thurston Chamber’s Education Summit

On February 12, attendees of the Thurston Chamber’s Annual Education Summit and EXPO will learn how our community can help prepare students to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to access family-sustaining wages. Angela Jones, J.D., is Chief Executive Officer at Washington STEM and will keynote the Summit. Washington STEM is a statewide, independent…

A Night on the Town is going to Shanghai!

On Friday, March 27, attendees of the Chamber Foundation’s signature fundraising event, A Night on the Town, will ‘transport’ guests to Shanghai. The evening kicks off with live, to-be-announced-entertainment, includes one-of-a-kind live auction and finishes with the much-anticipated after-party with exceptional musical performances. This is the event that connects the world of learning and the…