Archive of: Non-Profits

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United Way of Lewis County shy of meeting campaign goal

The United Way of Lewis County has raised 92 percent of its $600,000 goal to date.

November 2009

Forza Coffee pays tribute to fallen officers

Forza Coffee Co. was impacted at both a corporate and local level when a man entered its store near McChord AFB in Parkland yesterday morning and killed four Lakewood police officers.

"As a retired police officer, this senseless shooting hits extremely close to home to me," said Brad Carpenter, CEO of Forza Coffee. "These officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and this crime cuts deep into the heart of the entire Forza family."

November 2009

PSE, employees support food banks

Budget-strapped families may find the holidays a little brighter this year thanks to local food banks and the contributions they are receiving, as in past years, from Puget Sound Energy and its employees.

November 2009

South Sound partnership benefits charities

O Bee Credit Union and Fast Transact Inc. have partnered to bring credit card processing of charity donations to a financial institution's Web site.

Specifically, food banks and other nonprofits that might not otherwise have the online technology to accept gifts in this manner will be served seemlessly, with donations going directly to the charities' bank accounts.

November 2009

Preparing for 'Black Friday'

The City of Olympia will open a 2-hour free parking lot for downtown shoppers during the holiday season. This option will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 27, through the shopping season.

The lot is located on State Avenue, between Adams and Franklin Streets (former DOT site), and signs will be posted.  Patrons are reminded that the 2-hour limit will be enforced by Parking Services Monday - Friday.

For more information, check the city's Web site.

November 2009

Charity gifts getting smaller

The state of the economy has resulted in Americans scaling back their charitable donations this year, according to the Coinstar National Currency Poll on microdonation trends.

It found that 92 percent of those polled donated money to charity in the last 12 months, however, a quarter (25 percent) say their donations were smaller than in the year before.

November 2009

People on the move

Julie Anderson was sworn in today as Pierce County Auditor. She won the post earlier this month in a special election and will finish the one year left in the term started by then-Auditor Pat McCarthy, who was elected County Executive last fall. Anderson succeeds Jan Shabro, who was appointed to the post in January.

David Schaffert, president and CEO of Thurston County Chamber, is the new chairman of the board for the Washington State Chamber of Commerce Executives. He has served on that body for eight years and is in his 12th year at the helm of Olympia's largest chamber of commerce.

November 2009

Boeing charity benefits WWEE

A program that is supposed to inspire and guide low-income women to discover paths to economic self-sufficiency recently received a $60,000 grant from The Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Washington Women's Employment & Education (WWEE), with offices in Tacoma and Kent, received the money Oct. 30 for its flagship effort, called REACH Plus.

November 2009
Government contracting has success, pitfalls

Government contracting has success, pitfalls

Thurston County Chamber hosted a workshop today presented by the Thurston Economic Development Council's Procurement Technical Assistance Council to answer questions from small businesses ranging from their competitiveness in the government marketplace to the processes of seeking government contracts and clients.

November 2009

Lacey Chamber debuts new Web site

The Lacey Chamber of Commerce is showcasing its new and improved Web site.

It is billed as a one stop destination to fill you in on all that Lacey has to offer from either a business perspective or a residential view.

November 2009
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