United Way of Thurston County Accepting Human Service Award Nominations

United Way of Thurston County is seeking nominations for the distinguished Gladys Burns Human Service Award, a lifetime service award, celebrating the philanthropic and volunteer spirit within our community. The award honors the service of the late Gladys Burns, human services advocate and tireless volunteer, and United Way’s first professional staff person. This award recognizes…

Saint Martin’s University faculty member receives NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship

Paul Slaboch, Ph.D., P.E., director of the Saint Martin’s University Master of Mechanical Engineering Program, is working at NASA’s John Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, this summer after being selected for a NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowships awarded this year. The 10-week-long fellowship, which ends in August, enables qualified faculty members in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) areas…

SafePlace Grand Opening!

SafePlace Community Services Center: Grand Opening Celebration! Please join SafePlace on Friday, July 24, 2015 for an evening of celebration and community at their new downtown address. Musical entertainment by: The Righteous Mothers Samba Olywa! Bevy DBST Live outdoor music from 5:00 p.m. – midnight! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Light snacks and Tours of…

Work-From-Home Scams Target Local Consumers

Fraudsters Pose As Legitimate Businesses The ability to work from home is an attractive proposition, especially when a company promises high income for little effort. However, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington has received reports of a fraudulent company posing as a legitimate business, offering “jobs” to consumers that never pay. The…

Health Care Champions 2015 Videos

On Tuesday, June 16, the community honored and celebrated leaders who have made a significant impact within the health care industry at the 9th annual Thurston-Mason Health Care Champions event, held at the Olympia Country & Golf Club. The Thurston County Chamber in partnership with the Thurston-Mason Medical Society honored the following Honorees (click on…