Alaffia Founder Appointed to U.S. Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa

Olowo-n’djo Tchala, founder and CEO of Alaffia, has been appointed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to serve a four-year term as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA). The committee provides general policy advice and guidance to the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy and development matters that have a significant…

How Hopeful is Thurston County?

Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim, one of Hope Thurston’s founders. Photo by Dinea dePhoto.   Research tells us that hope is the single best predictor of a person’s ability to thrive and flourish. People who have hope are more productive at work, they are higher achievers, attain higher academic success and they are healthier, with…

Harlequin Productions Presents The Magical Mystery Midsummer Musical 30-Year Retrospective of the Music of Bruce Whitney

Harlequin Productions presents Magical Mystery Midsummer Musical, which runs from June 21 – July 21, 2018, at the State Theater in Downtown Olympia. Tickets to this family-friendly musical adventure are on sale now at harlequinproductions.org or 360-786-0151.   After years as a rock musician and songwriter, Harlequin Musical Director Bruce Whitney began composing music for…

Congratulations SPSCC Class of 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate more than 1,500 graduates at the 2018 commencement ceremony next Friday at Tumwater High School’s Tumwater Stadium.  The College’s 53rd commencement ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on June 15, 2018. This year, the College will award 1,847 associate degrees and certificates to the 2018 graduating…

SCJ Works with “Homes For Our Troops” to Provide Specially Adapted Custom Homes for Severely Injured Veterans

A young father in Yelm looks forward to hosting get-togethers and cooking for his family and friends – something he can’t do now because his kitchen isn’t wide enough for his wheelchair. A young man in Tenino looks forward to gaining his independence back with kitchen cabinets he can reach, hardwood floors his wheelchair can…

Casey Kilborn Named Oly Fed Employee of the Quarter

Olympia Federal Savings is proud to announce Casey Kilborn, AVP / Yelm Highway branch manager, as Employee of the Quarter. Kilborn was selected for this honor because of his commitment to servant leadership and exceptional customer service, which is consistently on display in client meetings, employee trainings, and his community involvement. Whether helping a customer jump-start their…