Thurston EDC Congratulates the 2013 Business Recognition Award Winners

The Thurston Economic Development Council is pleased to announce the 2013 Business Recognition Award Winners. ·        Non-Profit Organization of the Year:  Homeless Backpacks ·        New Business of the Year: Forza Coffee Company ·        Small Business of the Year: Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs & Spa ·        Corporate Employer of the Year: Sunset Air Inc. Each year, the EDC spotlights businesses and organizations that have demonstrated a significant…

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DOING GOOD BY GOING GREEN

Innovative and Award-Winning Programs Benefit South Sound Communities Thurston County, WA – Earth Day is upon us but for some, every day is Earth Day. That’s the case for local governments in the South Puget Sound region, whose sustainable practices, earth-friendly programs, and conservation efforts, make a difference and get noticed. The cities of Lacey,…

BE FINANCIALLY FIT THIS APRIL: BBB & AGO Help Consumers during Financial Literacy Month

April 1, 2014 — DuPont, Wash. — Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington teams up with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office for Financial Literacy Month. In March 2004, the United States Senate officially recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, in an effort to highlight the importance of establishing and maintaining healthy…

Celebrate Earth Day by Driving Less: A Significant Way to be Planet Friendly is to Bus, Bike, Walk, and Share the Ride

 Every day, people in the Pacific Northwest and around the world face dozens of sustainability choices. Paper, plastic, or reusable bag? Trash or compost? Drive or take the bus? As Earth Day approaches (April 22), people consider ways to protect our planet. Turns out, one of the most effective ways to reduce energy use, pollution,…