The Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) is launching the ScaleUp Training Series

Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) is launching the ScaleUp Training Series.  ScaleUp is transformative training series for business owners to gain greater success and profitability. The ScaleUp Training Series consists of three, 4-session courses: Business TuneUp, Build Your Market and Financial Mastery.   The 2018 ScaleUp Training Series kicks off…

US HealthVest Commences Development of South Sound Behavioral Hospital

US HealthVest has begun development of South Sound Behavioral Hospital.  A settlement agreement has been reached between US HealthVest, Universal Health Services, Providence Health & Services-Washington, Olympia Behavioral Health and the Washington State Department of Health.  South Sound Behavioral Hospital will be a 108-bed psychiatric hospital that will provide a full continuum of behavioral and…

Olympia Family Theater Offers After School Programs

Olympia Family Theater is your community partner in raising imaginative, loving, joyful and confident children. Our educational programs provide opportunities for personal development for young people, teaching creativity and responsibility, encouraging teamwork and personal integrity, and fostering self-esteem and appreciation for the performing arts. Our education program motto is: Learn, Laugh, Perform! Our education programs…

Washington Healthplanfinder Sign-Ups Jump Past 230,000, Shatter Last Year’s Record Pace

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that more than 230,000 customers selected health plans through Washington Healthplanfinder by the Dec. 15 deadline for coverage that begins on Jan. 1. Customers who have not yet applied for coverage still have until Jan. 15 to sign up for health and dental plans that begin on Feb. 1. The 230,000 plan selections represent…

Surplus Vehicles Awarded to Area Agencies

Intercity Transit has selected seven organizations to receive retired vans through a competitive application and review process. The organizations will provide vital transportation services to their clients. Intercity Transit Authority Chair Debbie Sullivan said, “Our surplus Van Grant program extends our mission at Intercity Transit to help Thurston County residents with their transportation needs. Giving…

Olympia Behavioral Health LLC to Establish an 85-Bed Psychiatric Hospital in Lacey, WA

On Monday, Dec. 11, Olympia Behavioral Health LLC (OBH), US HealthVest (USHV) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) signed a three-party settlement agreement to address the need for inpatient psychiatric beds in Thurston County and the surrounding area. OBH is a joint venture between Providence St. Peter Hospital and Fairfax Behavioral Health, a…