ACU Donates $3,000 to the Lancer Soldier and Family Fund for their memorial on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

America’s Credit Union (ACU) was awarded the 2014 Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) matching grant as part of AFFN’s Military Community Support Program. The combined contribution was donated to the Lancer Soldier and Family Fund for the Memorial on JBLM. Since ACU’s beginning in 1954 they have been an active part of the credit union…

Physicians of Southwest Washington Hires Finance Director, Promotes Three from Management Team

Recent developments in new and burgeoning health care initiatives and technologies has led Physicians of Southwest Washington (PSW), an independent physician association supporting medical practices in Thurston and Lewis counties, to make progressive changes in its management team. “PSW’s expanded executive leadership team is well positioned to support its network of more than 350 physicians,…

Community to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Landmark Brown Decision

In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Topeka Board of Education decision, South Puget Sound Community College’s Artist and Lecture Series presents“Celebrating Brown” on May 23, 2014. Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown, much of American public education operated under a system of legalized apartheid, separating white from black.…

Public and private partners explore craft brewing and distilling center at former Tumwater brewery site

Submitted by the City of Tumwater on May 15, 2014 A commitment to explore redevelopment of the historic Tumwater Brewery site and facilities north of Custer Way, through creation of a Craft Brewing and Distilling Center was formalized this week.  The parties to this commitment have agreed to consider opportunities for public/private partnerships to redevelop…

Put a little “spring” in your step at the 7th annual Designing Divas Garden Tour and Festival

Olympia – Put a little “spring” in your step at the 7th annual Designing Divas Garden Tour and Festival and Concern for Animals fundraiser on May 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cathy Johnson of Dandelion Gardens (Olympia) and Evonne Peryea of Plantasia Botanical Gardens (Tumwater) invite you to walk through theirtwo beautiful gardens.  After…

Custom Security Systems Announces the Promotion of BJ Swidecki to the position of Vice President and General Manager

BJ Swidecki has been with Custom Security Systems for 37 years, beginning as an alarm installer, field supervisor, purchasing agent and now responsible for the Custom Security Family of Companies which Include: Alarm Center Inc., ACE Fire & Security Systems, and Custom Security Systems. BJ’s  experience helps bring long term continuity to a growing industry…

Saint Martin’s University, JBLM and Microsoft to honor second cohort of military students at the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy

LACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Microsoft will mark the achievement of the second cohort of service members to successfully complete the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy during an Achievement Ceremony Monday, May 5, at 4:30 p.m. The private event will be held at the Stone Education Center, which houses the…

Transit Agency Receives International Recognition for Environmental Leadership Intercity Transit Gets Prestigious ISO 14001 Certification

May 1, 2014 Olympia, WA – Intercity Transit, the public transportation agency for Thurston County, recently received International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001 certification for its significant environmental and sustainability efforts. It is one of only a few U.S. transit systems to earn this prestigious certification, achieving a high international standard of environmental management and resource…