SPSCC Announces Chief Diversity Officer

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) last week announced a new role on the College’s executive leadership team: Chief Diversity Officer. Parfait Bassalé will serve in this position and plans to further support the College’s core theme of “Equity” and commitment to cultivating an environment that reduces barriers and removes equity gaps.  Bassalé has worked…

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PPE Near Me: Local Sources for Your Protective Equipment

by Doria Maselli Searching for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for yourself or your business? Whether it’s hand sanitizer, face masks or other products, many Thurston County businesses have found innovative ways to pivot and implement their resources to produce protective equipment and products for use during COVID-19. Keep yourself safe while also supporting Thurston County…

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The New Normal

In early June, the Thurston Chamber surveyed its members to gather data about reopening our community. One of the questions we asked was whether the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order would permanently change their company’s policy around telecommuting? What we learned is not statistically significant, but anecdotally, we learned that quite a few Thurston County-based…

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