Port Commissioner Race & City of Olympia Mayoral Race Featured at Chamber’s October Forum

Join the Thurston County Chamber Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the annual candidate forum and reception to meet candidates running for public office. Don’t miss this celebration of politics, policy and people! This event will feature a moderated discussion with the Port of Olympia Commissioner race candidates—incumbent Joe Downing and challenger Helen Wheatley and the City…

Harbor Wholesale Foods Acquires a Portion of Food Services of America

Harbor Wholesale Foods (Harbor) headquartered in Lacey, WA announced Harbor’s acquisition of a significant portion of the Food Services of America (FSA) Seattle business, including FSA’s 250,000 sq. ft. distribution facility in Kent, WA.  Harbor will assume a portion of the customer base currently served by the Kent facility, including roughly 1,700 independent restaurant operators…

Washington Monthly Names Evergreen Best in Nation in Master’s University Category

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked The Evergreen State College as first out of 606 schools granting master’s degrees. The bimonthly nonprofit magazine, based in Washington D.C, ranks colleges and universities based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement. Its annual list serves as an alternative to a list published by U.S. News. According…

Intercity Transit recruiting volunteers to help shape public transit

The Intercity Transit Authority (ITA) is seeking civically-minded individuals to serve on the ITA Board or on the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The ITA, a nine-member Board of Directors that sets policy and direction for the transit agency, is made up of elected officials who represent the Thurston County Board of Commissioners and the Cities of Lacey, Tumwater,…