Archive of: Thurston County

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Thurston incubator hatches another graduate

Yet another client of The Thurston County Chamber's Small Business Incubator has successfully made the transition from a start-up business to having their own location and infrastructure.

March 2009

Blog Watch: money matters

The Secretary of State's office is attempting to be hip by creating a blog to comment about all things stat related. The latest offering chats about the drop in tax revenue.

March 2009

State disciplines health care providers

The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against health care providers in the South Sound.

March 2009

Military impact continues to grow

Any business person in the South Sound with even a working knowledge of operations at Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base is familiar with big numbers. Those numbers are getting larger as the military bases continue their march of expansion, and renovation projects as they step closer to merging into Joint Base Lewis-McChord next year.

"We believe that transformation will be transparent to the civilian population," said Fort Lewis Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. Jeff Mathis.

March 2009

Low settlements top insurance complaints

The top three reasons consumers filed formal complaints against their insurance companies in 2008 were unsatisfactory settlement offers, claim denials, and delays, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. And auto insurance was the most frequent topic of dissatisfaction.

March 2009

Oil spills just got more expensive

The state Department of Ecology has adopted a new rule updating the state's formulas for calculating the dollar value of oil spill-related damages to state natural resources.

March 2009

McClatchy continues its staff cuts

McClatchy Co., the parent company of The News Tribune, The Olympian, The Herald and the Gateway, has announced another round of layoffs is in the works as it struggles with falling circulation and diving advertising revenues.

The company expects to lay off some 1,600 workers during this round. That represents about 15 percent of the company's workforce. No details were released on the staff reductions at the local papers, which have already seen cuts and consolidations.

March 2009

Grant lets farmers markets go wireless

Beginning this spring, 21 farmers markets throughout Washington will be fully equipped to accept credit, debit and Electronic Benefits Transfers to purchase market goods, including fresh, local farm products. South Sound markets were recipients of these point-of-sale machines to make purchasing fresh produce even easier for customers in all income brackets and widen the customer base for the small business owners who make their livings off small sales at these agricultural markets.

March 2009

Coffee break: recession responses

The Business Examiner asked readers what advice they had or were following during these tough economic times. These were among the responses:

March 2009

PSE completes $3.5 million Olympia substation

Puget Sound Energy has completed and brought online a new $3.5 million substation in Olympia. PSE built the new substation, at the intersection of Friendly Grove Road and 26th Avenue, as part of a two-year multi-million dollar project to improve customer reliability in Olympia and surrounding areas of Thurston County.

March 2009
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