Olympia Family Theater Offers After School Programs

Olympia Family Theater is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts. Our education program motto is: Learn, Laugh, Perform! Our education programs…

Washington Healthplanfinder Sign-Ups Jump Past 230,000, Shatter Last Year’s Record Pace

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 230,000 customers selected health plans through Washington Healthplanfinder by the Dec. 15 deadline for coverage that begins on Jan. 1. Customers who have not yet applied for coverage still have until Jan. 15 to sign up for health and dental plans that begin on Feb. 1. The 230,000 plan selections represent…

Surplus Vehicles Awarded to Area Agencies

Intercity Transit has selected seven organizations to receive retired vans through a competitive application and review process. The organizations will provide vital transportation services to their clients. Intercity Transit Authority Chair Debbie Sullivan said, “Our surplus Van Grant program extends our mission at Intercity Transit to help Thurston County residents with their transportation needs. Giving…

Olympia Behavioral Health LLC to Establish an 85-Bed Psychiatric Hospital in Lacey, WA

On Monday, Dec. 11, Olympia Behavioral Health LLC (OBH), US HealthVest (USHV) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) signed a three-party settlement agreement to address the need for inpatient psychiatric beds in Thurston County and the surrounding area. OBH is a joint venture between Providence St. Peter Hospital and Fairfax Behavioral Health, a…

Saint Martin’s College of Education and Counseling Psychology Awarded State Grant to Address Diversity, Equity and Access Within Education Programs

Saint Martin’s College of Education and Counseling Psychology (CECP) has been awarded a two-year grant, totaling $20,000, from the State of Washington Professional Educators Standards Board’s (PESB) Pilot to Policy Grant: Advancing Systemic Equity program. The grant is intended to be used by educator preparation programs to increase equity and recruit and retain diverse students,…

Christmas Forest Raises $672,000 to Help Further the Providence Mission

Providence St. Peter Foundation is pleased to announce that the 30th annual Christmas Forest raised $672,000 to benefit the Providence Mission of providing compassionate and excellent health care to all, with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable. This annual six-day event, sponsored by Titus-Will, is the foundation’s largest fundraiser and community event which…

SCJ Alliance Earns Honorable Mention at the Washington Secretary of State’s Corporations for Communities Awards

Thousands in corporate giving, firm-wide volunteering activities, a week’s vacation and $2,500 toward a trip for the employee who gives back the most each year – and that still that wasn’t enough to be in the top tier of corporate givers across the state! Lacey-based firm SCJ Alliance earned honorable mention at the Washington Secretary…

The Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) is launching ScaleUp 2018

Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) is launching ScaleUp 2018.  ScaleUp is transformative training series for business owners to gain greater success and profitability. The ScaleUp Training Series consists of three, 4-session courses: Business TuneUp, Build Your Market and Financial Mastery. The 2018 series kicks off January 18 with TuneUp, which…