At 21st Annual Meeting, the Olympia Downtown Alliance Honored Downtown Champions, including ‘Person of the Year,’ Walker John

The Olympia Downtown Alliance held its 21st Annual Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019, at The Washington Center for the 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’s guest speaker was Kate Joncas, former Deputy…

Maximize EBT Dollars during Government Shutdown by Using the Olympia Farmers Market Fresh Bucks Program

The USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) directed state agencies to issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as Basic Food in Washington, February benefits by Jan. 20, 2019. This is earlier than usual, to minimize the potential impact of any lapse in funding because of the Federal Government partial shutdown. “Healthy food is foundational to…

SPSCC Expands Health Studies with Dr. Angela Bowen Center for Health Education

South Puget Sound Community College and the SPSCC Foundation announced its acquisition of the Louis Walker Middleton building from the Estate of Olympia philanthropist Dr. Angela Bowen. The announcement event held on Jan. 16, 2019, celebrated Dr. Bowen’s $1.19 million in-kind contribution to the SPSCC Foundation, the largest gift in school history. SPSCC has designated…

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Today, more than ever, our elected officials need to hear from the business community and Chamber members.   The State Legislature is in session and must address a multitude of statewide issues including tax policy and resources for mental health, education, transportation and the environment.  City Councils, the County and Port Commissions are meeting regularly…