Public Works Board Approves Over $118 million in Pre-construction and Construction Loans

The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) approved over $118 million in funding for local community infrastructure projects at its Friday, Nov. 4 meeting. Loans from the PWB’s traditional pre-construction and construction programs will fund vital public infrastructure across six different systems: streets and roads, bridges, domestic water, stormwater, sanitary sewers, and solid waste and recycling. Pre-Construction…

Navigating Volatile Times with Olympia Computer

by Kathryn Millhorn • Photos courtesy of Olympia Computer and Dreamstime.com Keeping up with the flow of business—especially over the last few years—is tricky enough. Now imagine juggling a small business as well as cutting-edge advances in computers, technology, data security, information backup and recovery, and website management. For Erik Johnson and the staff at…

KGY Celebrates 100 Years!

Photo by Skybear Media | Michael Delorme for the Thurston County Chamber. KGY was founded at Saint Martins in 1922 when radio stations were coming into existence. Father Sebastian Ruth, OSB, was the gentleman who officially licensed the station. KGY started with evening programming for listeners – a small operation in Saint Martins and they…

Expanding, Growing, and Reclining

by Kathryn Millhorn • Photos by Heather Harris, Elements Photography The Olympia Furniture Company has been an anchor of the West Side for nearly a decade. During that time, they’ve adapted to changing tastes, décor styles, up-and-down markets, and pandemic-induced shipping nightmares. But through it all, they kept a welcoming attitude, can-do spirit, and delightfully goofy online…