Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Breaks Ground in Tenino Artist rendering of Park’s first building courtesy of SCJ Alliance. On June 2, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., The Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park will break ground in Tenino, Washington. Due to social distancing and event restrictions, the groundbreaking ceremony [...]
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The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) is the recipient of a U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) COVID 19 Grant. The grant was made available to all Women’s Business Centers in the United States through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CARES Act. Women’s centers were required to submit a creative and proactive proposal that demonstrated a [...]
During the depths of the Great Depression, the small Thurston County town of Tenino drew national attention when it printed thousands of dollars of wooden money to keep the local economy afloat. Now, facing what could be the worst economic downturn since that time, the Tenino City Council drew on history last week when it [...]
PTAC is pleased to announce the hiring of Trena Payton as their newest Counselor. She will serve Thurston and Pierce County Businesses and Government Agencies. She is an experienced small business owner and consultant with a strong background evaluating business goals and objectives, she worked closely over the span of her career with procurement professionals [...]
"We originally became involved with the Thurston EDC through many of the women in business resources they offer through the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB), as many of our managers and those in leadership positions at New Leaf Hyberbarics are women," says Chad Redinbo, owner of New Leaf Hyperbarics. In 2015, when New [...]
Not only is Lacey MakerSpace a community hub for innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning, it is now a robust volunteer and supply-chain-management operation making and distributing protective face masks. Together with partners The Arbutus Folk School and South Salish Mighty Masks, a Facebook group of nearly 500 strong and over 100 active volunteers, they've gathered hundreds of volunteers who are making supplies in their [...]
ScaleUp Now Available in Rural Areas Throughout Washington State for Free Thanks to a New Commerce GrantNatasha Ashenhurst2020-04-23T14:32:20-07:00
ScaleUp Now Available in Rural Areas Throughout Washington State for Free Thanks to a New Commerce Grant The Department of Commerce has partnered with the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) to make the ScaleUp program available throughout rural Washington State. This webinar series will begin on May 6 and runs for 10 weeks through [...]
Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants Open on April 7 at 1 p.m. to Small Businesses in Thurston County Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis Lacey, WA - The Thurston EDC will prioritize applications based on the severity of the impact the business is facing due to COVID-19, including from being forced to close by the [...]
Thurston Conservation District is pleased to announce a new buying resource guide for local residents who would like to support local farms through direct purchase or retail opportunities. This resource was created, in collaboration with WSU Extension, Thurston EDC, and the Community Farm Land Trust, in response to our community seeking a way to [...]
Before joining the WCWB as a Business Coach, and now Program Manager, Sean Moore spent seven years teaching a wide variety of management and marketing courses at the collegiate level. Additionally, Moore has nine years of retail management experience and has spent a total of eighteen years working in the retail sector with specialized experience [...]