Nancie Payne was a longstanding Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) board member, business owner, and advocate for workers of all abilities. On December 2, 2021, at the Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, PacMtn will award the 6th Annual Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award. Nominations are now open for the award. Click here [...]
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Supporting Growth of Natural Product Businesses: Holy Lamb Organics In recent years, people have become attracted to more sustainable products that are free of unnecessary chemicals and harmful fillers. Turns out, our community is full of these amazing businesses that provide an array of products using natural ingredients and materials. The Thurston Economic [...]
Congratulations, Program Graduates! Quick Startup is a new training and e-commerce platform design program with TheWMarketplace. Learn business startup basics, design your brand, and set up an online shop in TheWMarketplace! Quick Startup: HER-Commerce edition is available to all Women-Identified Owned businesses that have a product or service that can be sold online. [...]
Lacey MakerSpace Awarded $1M Federal Grant Lacey MakerSpace (LMS) will receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, thanks, in part, to support from U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. In partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business [...]
We recently sat down with Ryan Betz, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations Manager and Carrie Whisler, SVP (Senior Vice President & CCO (Chief Credit Officer) of Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed). Enjoy our conversation below! Thurston EDC: How long have you been in business? Carrie and Ryan: OlyFed has been in business since 1906, [...]
Thurston EDC Staff Tour Island Enterprises In early September, Thurston EDC staff had the opportunity to tour several Island Enterprises Inc. (I.E.I.) enterprises, the economic development arm of the Squaxin Island Tribe. The tour helped the EDC get to know Island Enterprises Inc.’s business lines and staff, to develop a stronger relationship/partnership, look [...]
Thurston EDC Seeking Proposals for Weekly Distribution of Food Assistance Boxes – Sourcing and Aggregating Product from Local Farms and Delivering to Food Assistance OrganizationsNatasha Ashenhurst2021-09-21T13:58:08-07:00
Thurston EDC Seeking Proposals for Weekly Distribution of Food Assistance Boxes – Sourcing and Aggregating Product from Local Farms and Delivering to Food Assistance Organizations September 3, 2021 The Thurston EDC is actively seeking the professional services of a business entity to provide food aid relief to those who have been negatively [...]
Investor Spotlight with Ken and Julie Brogan of Commercial Property Services Inc. Photos courtesy of Commercial Property Services Inc. The top and middle rows feature the Toscana project. The bottom row on left is an artist rendering of Stella Luxury Apartment Homes near Black Hills High School. The bottom middle and right [...]
PacMtn Workforce Development Council CEO Announces Retirement Cheryl B. Fambles has announced her retirement as CEO of the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council after nearly 10 years in the agency’s top job. “Cheryl has truly been a transformational leader for PacMtn. She has expanded the reach and deepened partnerships with the business [...]
Electric Boat Designed by Olympia's Devlin Designing Boat Builders Completes 1,400 Mile Voyage to Alaska under 100% Solar Power “Is this a trip of brave Adventurers or just the first of an inevitable trend into a bright future for boating?” Two men and a dream of almost two decades have resulted in an [...]