JBLM, Tumwater Brewery, Mazama Pocket gopher, downtown Olympia and transportation issues expected to dominate conversation at Chamber’s State of the Community Address & Elected Officials Reception

On Wednesday, January 14, Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum, Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder, Tumwater Mayor Pete Kmet, Yelm Mayor Ron Harding, and Thurston County Commissioner Cathy Wolfe will collectively present a State of the Community address at the Thurston County Chamber Forum. During the luncheon, representatives will respectively share the state of their jurisdiction, and then…

Prepaid Gifts Can Present Problems

Submitted by the Better Business Bureau December 17, 2014 Gift cards make great last-minute gifts for holiday shoppers. They are practical, inexpensive and convenient. According to a new report by advisory company CEB TowerGroup, sales of gift cards have risen to $124 billion this year—a 55 percent increase over six years. While gift card giving…

Hands On is First Children’s Museum in Western U.S. to Earn Gold Building Certification for Sustainability

Olympia, Wash. (Dec. 15, 2014) — The Hands On Children’s Museum is now the first children’s museum in the Western United States awarded a GOLD rating by the U.S. Green Building Council  for its sustainable building located on Olympia’s East Bay waterfront. The museum joins four other children’s museums worldwide with the GOLD rating. Hands…