Thurston EDC’s Economic Courage Nominations Now Open
2022 New Business Economic Courage Award went to Gary & Kristin Rurup
The Thurston EDC is bringing the Hootenanny is back for its third year!! What wacky things will the EDC get our Thurston County private sector and elected leaders to do this year? Will it be another dunk tank? Or hippity-hop races? Or do they have something new and outrageous up their sleeves? One thing for sure, there will be BBQ, live music and more! Come celebrate the Economic Courage that our Thurston County businesses have shown this year with their creativity, tenacity and mettle!
This exciting occasion also celebrates Economic Courage, where the EDC honor organizations that have displayed fortitude, perseverance, and success in an ever-changing business climate.
Do you know a business that embodies Economic Courage? The EDC invites you to nominate your favorite organization for an Economic Courage Award. This is an opportunity to celebrate and honor businesses that have shown remarkable fortitude, resilience, and success in the face of economic uncertainty and rapid change.
Economic Courage goes beyond conventional business practices. It’s about those exceptional leaders, businesses, and nonprofits that took extraordinary steps to provide valuable services, products, or support during challenging times. They dared to take risks and adapt, making a positive impact on their community and employees.
Let’s come together to celebrate these trailblazers who have embraced change, defied the odds, and continued to make a difference. Submit your nomination today and be a part of recognizing the Economic Courage that drives our community forward.
In 2022, the Thurston EDC Honored the following organizations with Economic Courage Medals!
Olympia Farmers Market (Agricultural Business)
Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House (New Business)
Northwest Cooperative Development Center (Non-Profit Business )
Van Tuinen Art (Small Business)
Crown Beverage Packaging North America (Large Business)