Camo2Commerce Awarded $2.7 mil in Second Increment Funding

Over the last 15 months, Camo2Commerce (C2C) has provided employment preparation and placement services for over 620 service members.  Nearly 89% exiting the program, are employed in important regional sectors such as Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, IT, Transportation/Logistics, and many others.  Through the end of 2015, Camo2Commerce expects to enroll at least another 300 servicemembers,…

The Washington Center Hosts Benefit House Party for Sidewalk

The Washington Center is partnering with the Olympia Downtown Association to host a house party on Wednesday March 25th, with proceeds benefiting Sidewalk. SideWalk is a local organization on a mission to end homelessness in Thurston County, WA. They combine volunteerism and intensive community engagement with data-driven, evidence based methods to accomplish their mission. SideWalk prides itself on community…

Best of South Sound 2014

For the past decade the Olympian has recognized Thurston County businesses with the coveted Best of South Sound award. Readers vote on-line for their favorite business in over 80 categories, including favorites such as Best Bank, Best Real Estate Agent, Best Dentist and of course, Best Buffet. The Thurston County Chamber and The Olympian co-hosted the…

Community Wealth Building

Community Wealth Building: What is it & why is it so important? A Community Forum on new ideas for the economic vitality of our community. Featuring Ted Howard, executive director of The Democracy Collaborative and one of “25 visionaries who are changing your world,” Utne Reader magazine. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm South…

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs YOU to bowl in our FUN fundraising event that raises dollars for kids in our community who face adversity every day, and need an extra support system in their life. All it takes is YOU to get 3-5 friends, family, or even co-workers together to form a team! We ask…

BBB and porch.com join forces to provide homeowners with trusted resources

BBB Ratings and Accreditation Coming to the Porch Home Network  Seattle, Wash. — Feb. 11, 2015 — An established and trusted business review organization is joining forces with a new and innovative home network to offer consumers the most comprehensive information available on home improvement and maintenance professionals. Better Business Bureau and Porch.com announced today…