State of the Community Report 2021

This year, we asked our elected officials from Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm and Thurston County to report to the community the status of their ongoing work and to answer the following question for the State of the Community Report: “The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 one of the most challenging years in history for many businesses.…

2021 Shared Legislative Priorities

by Doug Mah, Doug Mah & Associates and Thurston Chamber Public Policy Director Each year, the Public Policy Division of the Thurston Chamber convenes the Shared Legislative Partnership. The Partnership works to advance regional priorities for the upcoming State Legislative session. These priorities, when approved, will provide multiple and broad benefits to the entire region…

Delmonico’s Meats

European-style artisan butcher shop serves up fresh, locally sourced, free range meats for mouth-watering holidays by Doria Maselli One of the only European-style full-service artisan butcher shops in the area, Delmonico’s sells in-house dry-aged beef, local pork, air-chilled chicken, lamb, sausages and game (like pheasant, quail, rabbit and venison.) Their meats are 100% fresh, raised…

Local Holiday Markets & Events

by Doria Maselli While holiday celebrations may be different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still opportunities to enjoy this time of the year, support local businesses and curate a unique holiday experience safely.  Thurston County has several options for enjoying the holiday season while shopping locally and experiencing the season in unique…

Send Off 2020 with Style!

by Kathryn Milhorn Despite everything this year has thrown our way, it’s time to add holidays into the mix. Even though many large gatherings are on hold, finding delightful gifts for friends and family are what make the season bright…figuratively speaking, since it’s pitch dark by 4:30 p.m. As you review our region’s finest artisans,…