Archive of: Olympia

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Olympia brewery changes beer name after brand dispute

In a battle of brand names, Three Magnets Brewing Company in Olympia has relented: It will change the name of its flagship beer, Rainy Day IPA, to 3Mag Rain IPA.

May 2015

State approves large association health plan

State approval for an "association health plan" means more than 100,100 teachers and educational employees can be enrolled in a group insurance program offered by Washington Education Association.

May 2015

Heritage Bank sees success from merger in Q1

CEO Brian Vance reported today that the company had a net income of $9.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to net income of $2.5 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2014.

April 2015

Thurston Business Recognition awards

Three stellar companies and a non-profit organization received recognition today from Thurston County Economic Development Council.

April 2015

More $15 wage protests planned

Proponents announce plans to take $15 per hour minimum wage effort to the streets of Olympia, Federal Way and Seattle next week, seeking to overcome a roadblock in the State Senate.

April 2015

Retirement in Thurston youth leadership

The man who has led YMCA program and expansion efforts in Thurston County for 20 years announced his retirement today, effective the end of this year. Mike West said he wants to spend time with family and pursuing other interests.

April 2015

Tacoma is #3 retail market in state

Review of 2013 retail sales reported to tax authorities shows Tacoma the third-largest consumer marketplace in Washington, behind only Seattle and Bellevue. Puyallup is the only other South Sound market in the Top 10.

April 2015

Port of Olympia sets meeting to discuss new fuel dock

A public meeting for the proposal is set for 5:30 p.m., April 8 at the Olympia Center, Rm. A, 222 Columbia St NW. Attendees will be able to hear about the fuel dock survey and an overview of financial feasibility.

April 2015

Paid sick leave, minimum wage bills die in legislature

Bills that would have created a mandatory sick leave, increased the state's minimum wage to $12 per hour and equalized gender pay will all fail to move out of committee before the Wednesday cutoff for policy-only bills.

April 2015

KMB design groups :: a Top Place to Work

KMB design groups, an architectural studio of 22 professionals and support staff, is crowded into two separate buildings, 30 yards apart. The space challenge is an indicator of robust business activity and the only comment offered by employees in what could make their an even better "Top Place to Work."

March 2015
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