Sports Award Keynote Speaker Announced and Nominations Open Until April 6

Thurston County’s Sports Commission, a division of Experience Olympia & Beyond, presents the third annual Thurston County Sports Awards. Awards recognize local athletes and game-changers in our community: –       Men’s and Women’s Sport Star of the Year (College). –       Boy’s and Girl’s Sport Star of the Year (High School). –       Contributor of the Year. –       Senior Athlete of the…

Up-to-date Thurston County coronavirus resources for you and your colleagues

The Thurston County Chamber remains committed to the health and well-being of our members and community. We are receiving questions about the best resources for accurate and up-to-date information surrounding the novel coronavirus officially named COVID-19. State, federal, and international government agencies have developed resources and guidance for this evolving situation and we encourage members…

The Thurston Chamber’s “Math for Life” is Expected to Engage over 1,000 Thurston County Students

To celebrate Math Awareness Month in April, the Thurston County Chamber invites students in the Olympia, Tumwater, Griffin, Yelm and North Thurston school districts to participate in the 10th annual “Math Scavenger Hunt” for a chance to win prizes. Participating students visit local Chamber member businesses and learn how they use math in their workplace. …

Nominations Now Open for Thurston County Tourism Awards

Experience Olympia & Beyond, the region’s Visitor & Convention Bureau is now accepting nominations for Thurston County Tourism Awards. The three awards recognize community members who champion tourism to Thurston County. The awards highlight individuals who unite the community, work tirelessly towards achieving a long-term vision and show exceptional hospitality to better the experience for…

Rep. Andrew Barkis’ statement on the House Democrats’ proposed supplemental transportation budget

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the Democrats’ proposed supplemental transportation budget: “Unlike the proposed supplemental operating budget, our budget cabinet was tasked with creating a supplemental budget currently operating at a deficit. This posed some challenges that thankfully we were able to overcome. “Through a bipartisan…