Rep. Hunt receives award for support of small businesses

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Washington has given Rep. Graham Huntis Guardian of Small Business Award for his support of small businesses during the 2014 legislative session. Hunt, R-Orting, was one of 31 state representatives who had perfect, 100 percent, pro-small business voting records, according to NFIB’s Washington State Director Patrick Connor. “Representative…

Elyse’s Catering Hires New Team Member

Elyse’s Catering is excited to welcome Lynette Gallyer to our marketing and sales team! Lynette is active as our community liaison at Chamber and VCB meetings as well as hosting a weekly Wednesday Capital Leads breakfast at Elyse’s. With over 13 years of experience in the hospitality business, Lynette brings a wealth of knowledge and experience…

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…