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Capital Medical Center will hold an open house celebrating the newly remodeled Cardiac Cath Lab and state-of-the-art cardiac imaging equipment from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, at Capital Medical Center, 3900 Capital Mall Dr. SW in Olympia.

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will hold its General Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, at Great American Casino - 10117 South Tacoma Way. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non members. RSVP at (253) 582-9400.

June 2009

Sound Community buys 1st Security branch

Sound Community Bank, a subsidiary of Sound Financial Inc., has announced that it is acquiring the Tacoma office of 1st Security Bank of Washington. In the transaction, Sound will purchase the deposits, deposit-related loans and assume the lease at the branch located at 2941 South 38th St.

The acquisition of the office is expected to close in the third quarter of 2009. Sound plans to move the operations of its Lakewood Towne Center branch to this  office during the fourth quarter of 2009.

June 2009

ACS to hire 200 people in Tumwater, Auburn

Affiliated Computer Services is hiring 200 people in Washington, 100 at its Tumwater customer care center and another 100 at its Auburn center.

These positions are part of a plan to hire some 560 people at four locations nationwide to handle the company's rise in business volume.

June 2009
Olympia celebrates its Kiplinger rating

Olympia celebrates its Kiplinger rating

In a year that has caused more financial trouble for almost every business sector than many can remember, people in the greater Olympia area are enjoying the fact that they have something to celebrate.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has listed Olympia as the sixth best city in the nation in terms of job markets, growth potential, access to heath care and quality of life issues. This year, the magazine selected boomtowns that offer employment opportunities and the worker talent to create new and well-paying positions in future years.

June 2009

Lakewood set for new restaurant chain

Anyone who has driven by the corner of Main Street and Gravelly Lake Drive couldn't help but notice the slab of high-profile, undeveloped land at the corner of the Lakewood Towne Center development.

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

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

City shuts discussion of door tax

Fife City Council members formally abandoned a proposal to raise money for street improvements by imposing an annual $100-per door tax on warehouse and distribution businesses that have delivery doors. The council voted down the plan last night at a regular council meeting.

May 2009

Olympia makes 'Best Cities' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has listed Olympia as the sixth best city in the nation in terms of job markets, growth potential, access to heath care and quality of life issues. This year, the magazine selected boomtowns that offer employment opportunities and the worker talent to create new and well-paying positions in future years.

May 2009

Falling home prices slow

National housing prices fell 11.5 percent in March compared to a year ago, down slightly from an 11.7 annual percent decline in February, according to newly released data from real estate data source First American CoreLogic and its Home Price Index.

May 2009
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