The Washington Center for Women in Business created the fifth annual INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference for forward-looking women business owners and business leaders in our community. Attendees seek to increase their knowledge to overcome the challenges they face in business, learn new skills, effectively communicate value to their customers and bring innovation into their organization. [...]
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We recently had the chance to learn more about Thurston EDC Investor, Great Wolf Lodge when we spoke with Tiffany Pesce, Director of Sales and Catering. Here’s some of our conversation. Enjoy! Thurston EDC: Where did Great Wolf Lodge begin and when? Great Wolf Lodge: In 1997, [...]
Lacey and Olympia offer ScaleUp Full-Ride Scholarships to City-Based Businesses Beginning February 7, 2020, the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Center for Business & Innovation will once again offer the ScaleUp Training Series. The Thurston EDC designed ScaleUp for very busy people who wonder how they can possibly fit a training course into their [...]
SCJ Alliance transitions to 100% employee-owned company SCJ employees now earn stock annually, providing them an additional long-term retirement benefit LACEY, WASH., December 12, 2019 – October was a month filled with excitement for SCJ Alliance employees and President/CEO Jean Carr. “I was privileged to announce to our employees that SCJ is now a [...]
Alliance Northwest – the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific NW – is scheduled for March 5, 2020 at Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup Lacey,Natasha Ashenhurst2019-11-06T13:43:18-08:00
Jim Niles with the US Navy meets with small businesses at the Alliance Northwest government contracting conference. Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features keynote speakers, high-quality workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors. Who Should Attend? • Businesses interested in selling [...]
The WA Center for Women in Business (WCWB) is excited to announce its partnership with the Junior League of Olympia and its 4th Annual EmpowerU Conference at the South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus on November 16, 2019. "This year's EmpowerU focuses on arming women with skills to be their own advocate. It’s [...]
Investor Spotlight: MJR Development We recently had the chance to learn more about Thurston EDC Investor, MJR Development when we spoke with partner, Mike McClure. Here's some of our conversation. Enjoy! Thurston EDC: How long have you been in business? Mike: MJR has been in business since 1991. Thurston EDC: What is your product and who [...]
Department of Commerce Re-Designates Thurston Craft Brewing, Distilling and Cider Innovation Partnership ZoneNatasha Ashenhurst2019-10-22T15:16:09-07:00
Department of Commerce Re-Designates Thurston Craft Brewing, Distilling and Cider Innovation Partnership Zone In October 2015, the Washington State Department of Commerce granted Thurston County Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) status for the Thurston Craft Brewing and Distilling Innovation Partnership Zone and on October 1, 2019, the Thurston EDC received notice from the Department of Commerce [...]
The Center for Business and Innovation (CB&I) invites the community to an open house on November 15, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn all that the CB&I can do for you! We have a number of programs at the CB&I that are geared specifically toward helping emerging companies manage their growth. [...]
Thurston Asset Building Coalition Presents: Opioid Use Reduction & Recovery Employer Forum Lacey, WA – As we face the opioid crisis in our communities, the impact on employers and the lives and livelihoods of workers, including lost productivity, days away from work, and increased healthcare costs, is staggering. We invite the community to join our [...]