Archive of: Thurston County

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BE announces this year's 40 Under Forty roster

The Business Examiner's 40 Under Forty program recognizes outstanding South Sound business and community leaders under the age of 40. They are selected by an  alumni panel that reviews candidate profiles and then provides the BE direction in the selection of the 40.

June 2009

People on the move

Gordon Financial Group, Inc. has announced Lauren Rodriguez as its new Business Development officer. She is located in the firm's Federal Way office and responsible for sales and marketing for the south King and Pierce County markets. "Lauren is a high caliber individual that possesses the skills necessary to produce exceptional results for our clients," said AJ Gordon, managing partner.

Tom Lally has joined the Altman Insurance Agency in Olympia as a personal lines agent. Lally specializes in auto, home, renters, life, motorcycle and boat insurance. Altman Insurance has served South Sound communities since 1991 and focuses on providing service and value to clients and to the community. Lally will continue the tradition of providing that kind of service for all personal lines policies. He was previously the Director of Business Development for the Washington State Restaurant Association.

June 2009

People on the move

Julie Anderson has announced that she is seeking election as Pierce County Auditor. Anderson is serving her second term as an at-large member of the Tacoma City Council and is the current as deputy mayor.

June 2009

Thurston surplus items set for sale

Thurston County will be holding an auction, selling surplus items online. Items will be available for purchase starting June 9 and bidding will close June 16.

June 2009

Thurston set to hold hearing on zone changes

The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight on the current compliance with the state Growth Management Act. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 280, of Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, in Olympia.

June 2009

People on the move

Patty Binion, a two-year employee in Mason General Hospital's materials department, was selected by her peers to be "Employee of the Month" for May. Her nominator described her as "The best. She is knowledgeable, warm, friendly, considerate and compassionate. Patty is a great supporter of the Hospital."

June 2009

Insurance rates lower for some

Businesses and residents within East Olympia Fire District 6 should be eligible to receive a reduction in their fire insurance costs based on the fire departments new substantially lower Fire Protection Classification Rating, which takes effect today.

Washington Survey and Rating Bureau concluded an in-depth evaluation of the district, with the outcome being the current rating of 8 will be lowered to a 5 for areas with hydrants and a 6 for the remaining areas.

June 2009

Chase comes to town

Chase - Washington's new bank - today unveiled its bright blue octagon logo and name on 187 bank branches and 255 ATMs in Washington, reaching consumers and businesses formerly served by WaMu.

By the end of 2009, all former WaMu branches across the country will be operating on the Chase computer system, allowing customers to conduct their business at more than 5,000 Chase branches in 23 states.

June 2009

Realty firm goes 'social'

As a part of its ongoing technology partnership with Microsoft, John L. Scott Real Estate has entered into the social networking space through the launch of JLSconnect.

JLSconnect augments the previous "Property Tracker" service found on www.JohnLScott.com, which provides the ability for individuals to log in and save "favorite" properties. It adds new social networking capabilities to the Web experience that makes it possible for people to easily share and exchange comments on interested properties with others.

June 2009

PSE still targets conservation, alternatives

Expanded energy conservation and renewable-power development, augmented by more natural gas-fired power generation, continue to anchor Puget Sound Energy's strategy for meeting customers' growing energy needs, according to the company's newly updated long-range resource plan.

"As our plan notes, energy efficiency is still the best strategy for avoiding the costs and the risks of a volatile energy market," said Kimberly Harris, executive vice president and chief resource officer for PSE. "For us, conservation is still our first choice for providing the new energy resources this region needs."

June 2009
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