Washington Healthplanfinder Renews In-Person Assistance Site in Olympia for 2018 Open Enrollment

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced that a full-service enrollment center operated by GHB Insurance will offer free in-person assistance to Thurston County residents and those in neighboring counties signing up for health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder during the upcoming open enrollment period, Nov. 1-Dec. 15. The enrollment center is located at 556 Lilly…

Associate Dean Earns Research Grant to Study Heritage Arts-Based Economic Development

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that the work of Associate Dean of Transition Studies Dawn J. Murphy has received a two-year, $200,000 federal research grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Murphy, a Ph.D. student at Fielding Graduate University, along with community and university researchers, will develop and implement a…

Recognizing Excellence in Local Business Practices

Nominations of businesses now accepted for the Nancie Payne Workforce Excellence Award Tumwater, Wash.:  Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) is accepting nominations of businesses in Thurston, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Mason and Lewis counties for the 3rd Annual Workplace Excellence Award, honoring the life and work of Nancie Payne. The award recognizes workplace excellence and…

Washington’s Overtime Employment Rules are Changing and We Want to Hear from You!

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is changing employment rules that determine which salaried employees in Washington are required by law to receive overtime pay, minimum wage and paid sick leave. These changes will affect Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) workers across all industries in Washington State. Changes to these rules will mean some employers will…

History Talks at Schmidt House presents: “Nothing Worthwhile is Easy: An Early History of Saint Martin’s University”

On Thursday, November 8 at noon, History Talks at the Schmidt House presents: “Nothing Worthwhile is Easy: An Early History of Saint Martin’s University.” A handful of Roman Catholic monks from Minnesota established Saint Martin’s in 1895. Father Peter Tynan, Chaplain of Saint Martin’s University, will share the early struggles of the school and how it…