Archive of: Thurston County

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PTAC receives outstanding center award

The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center has received the Association of PTAC 2010 Outstanding Center Award.  

The success of the Washington State PTAC is largely attributed to quality subcenters like the center in Thurston County, which is in Lacey at the Thurston Economic Development Council and serves Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania and Thurston counties.

April 2010

Washington Business Bank net income doubles

Olympia-based Washington Business Bank posted a net income of $118,743 for the first quarter of 2010 compared to net income of $55,113 during the fourth quarter of 2009. 

Total assets at the end of March were up 5.25 percent compared to year-end 2009 ending at more than $80 million.

April 2010

Around the Sound

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. April 20 at Burs Restaurant. The program will include military partner updates from Jonathan Harris about this summer's McChord air show and Ken Swarner about single soldiers returning home.

The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce and the Seattle District SBA are hosting "Startup, Growth & Succession of Your Business" from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 20 at 809 Legion Way SE, Olympia, as part of their free bi-monthly "Entrepreneur Corner" small business roundtable topics. Call (360) 357-3362  to register.

April 2010

Around the Sound

The Puyallup South Hill Rotary Club is sponsoring an evening of food, wine and unique auction items from 5 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the Pavilion in Pioneer Park. This year's theme is rodeo. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight, and can be purchased from a member of the club or by calling (253) 224-5615. All proceeds will benefit the Helping Hand House. Click here for more information.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's next Military Affairs Forum is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 19 at La Quinta Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma. The cost is $15 through today and $20 at the door. Register online or call Monique Shields at (253) 627-2175.

April 2010
Thurston 'green' businesses honored

Thurston 'green' businesses honored

Forty-four businesses have received a "Green Business" designation as part of the Thurston County Chamber's Thurston Green Business program, a partnership among the chamber, City of Olympia, City of Lacey and Thurston County.

Participating businesses were recognized for their efforts to be sustainable in the areas of green building, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency and pollution prevention.

April 2010

Around the Sound

Saint Martin's University and The Evergreen State College are hosting the 2010 Career and Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 in the Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Admission is free and open to the public. The fair will feature more than 90 employers from private industries, state and local government, and nonprofit organizations. For more information, call (360) 486-8842 or e-mail aadams@stmartin.edu.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's next Business Roundtable is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 14 at Financial Network, 5000 Bridgeport Way W., University Place. The event is free and for chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP, contact Susie Wagner at (253) 627-2175.

April 2010

Around the Sound

Saint Martin's University and The Evergreen State College are hosting the 2010 Career and Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 in the Marcus Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Admission is free and open to the public. The fair will feature more than 90 employers from private industries, state and local government, and nonprofit organizations. For more information, call (360) 486-8842 or e-mail aadams@stmartin.edu.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's next Business Roundtable is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 14 at Financial Network, 5000 Bridgeport Way W., University Place. The event is free and for chamber members only. For more information or to RSVP, contact Susie Wagner at (253) 627-2175.

April 2010

Olympia-area Health Champions recognized

The Washington State Public Health Association has announced its first "Health Champions" award recipients.

Health Champions are recognized from the individual, community, business, school, national, elected official and exemplary public service categories.

April 2010

MLS brokers report 51% jump in pending sales

Home sales in Washington surged last month, with brokers reporting activity at levels "like we haven't seen in a while." Northwest Multiple Listing Service members reported 8,605 pending sales during March, a 51 percent increase compared to the same month a year ago.

While entry-level home sales have been driving the market, brokers also reported strong activity at the upper end of the price spectrum. Last month, 91 residences (76 in King County) sold for $1 million or more; 12 months ago only 40 homes and condos fetched $1 million or more.

April 2010

Around the Sound

The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce's Morning MIXXer is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. April 6 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. The cost is $5 for members and $10 general admission. Click here for more information.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is hosting Small Business Start-Up: 101 from 1 to 4 p.m. April 7 at its Simpson Community Room, 950 Pacific Ave., Suite 300. The free workshop is being facilitated by Linda Jadwin of South Sound Washington Business Center and is geared towards those seeking to start a business. RSVP to Judy Singley or call (253) 627-2175.

April 2010
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