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Taylor Shellfish Nominated for Economic Courage Award

2021-07-20T16:57:38-07:00

Taylor Shellfish Nominated for Economic Courage Award  At the Thurston EDC, we define ‘Economic Courage’ as a leader, a business, nonprofit or organization that, while facing economic uncertainty and a radical retraction of “business as usual,” took extraordinary steps to provide a service, a product, and [...]

Taylor Shellfish Nominated for Economic Courage Award2021-07-20T16:57:38-07:00

Sofie’s Scoops Gelato Nominated for Economic Courage Award

2021-07-27T16:39:10-07:00

Sofie's Scoops Gelato Nominated for Economic Courage Award July 23, 2021 update: The Thurston EDC awarded Economic Courage Awards at the Hootenanny on Thursday, July 22. Learn more here: https://thurstonedc.com/hootenanny/. At the Thurston EDC, we define ‘Economic Courage’ as a leader, a business, nonprofit or organization [...]

Sofie’s Scoops Gelato Nominated for Economic Courage Award2021-07-27T16:39:10-07:00

Harbor Food Group Nominated for Economic Courage Award

2021-07-27T16:40:02-07:00

Harbor Food Group Nominated for Economic Courage Award  July 23, 2021 update: The Thurston EDC awarded Economic Courage Awards at the Hootenanny on Thursday, July 22. Learn more here: https://thurstonedc.com/hootenanny/. At the Thurston EDC, we define ‘Economic Courage’ as a leader, a business, nonprofit or organization that, [...]

Harbor Food Group Nominated for Economic Courage Award2021-07-27T16:40:02-07:00

Harbor Wholesale Thrives Despite Pandemic & Seeks Workforce to Sustain Growth

2021-06-29T17:31:25-07:00

Harbor Wholesale Thrives Despite Pandemic & Seeks Workforce to Sustain Growth We recently sat down with Justin Erickson, CEO of the Harbor Food Group - and a Thurston EDC Investor, to learn more about his business. Enjoy our conversation below! How long have you been in business? Harbor is a 4th generation [...]

Harbor Wholesale Thrives Despite Pandemic & Seeks Workforce to Sustain Growth2021-06-29T17:31:25-07:00

Olympia Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Economic Courage Award

2021-07-27T16:42:09-07:00

Olympia Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Economic Courage Award July 23, 2021 update: The Thurston EDC awarded Economic Courage Awards at the Hootenanny on Thursday, July 22. Learn more here: https://thurstonedc.com/hootenanny/. At the Thurston EDC, we define ‘Economic Courage’ as a leader, a business, nonprofit or organization that, while facing economic uncertainty and [...]

Olympia Symphony Orchestra Nominated for Economic Courage Award2021-07-27T16:42:09-07:00

TVW Nominated for Economic Courage Award

2021-07-27T16:43:02-07:00

TVW Nominated for Economic Courage Award July 23, 2021 update: The Thurston EDC awarded Economic Courage Awards at the Hootenanny on Thursday, July 22. Learn more here: https://thurstonedc.com/hootenanny/. *Photo Courtesy TVW At the Thurston EDC, we define ‘Economic Courage’ as a leader, a business, nonprofit or organization that, while facing economic uncertainty [...]

TVW Nominated for Economic Courage Award2021-07-27T16:43:02-07:00

Investor Spotlight: Express Employment Professionals

2021-06-21T12:16:14-07:00

Investor Spotlight: Express Employment Professionals We recently sat down with Reid Bates, owner of Express Employment Professionals. Enjoy our conversation below! Thurston EDC Investor Spotlight Q&A:  Express Employment Professionals EDC: How long have you been in business? RB: Express Employment Professionals first opened their doors in Olympia in 1983, but I purchased the business [...]

Investor Spotlight: Express Employment Professionals2021-06-21T12:16:14-07:00

Sandstone Distillery Nominated For Economic Courage

2021-07-27T16:43:50-07:00

Sandstone Distillery Nominated for an Economic Courage Award Photos from left to right: "Every drop of alcohol we made for months and months went into hand sanitizer. Hell of a thing to do with what could’ve been a nice bourbon or vodka," said John. Justin and John Bourdon. [...]

Sandstone Distillery Nominated For Economic Courage2021-07-27T16:43:50-07:00

Olympia Chef Competes on Discovery+ Chopped Next Gen

2021-06-01T16:28:07-07:00

Olympia Chef Competes on On Discovery+ Chopped Next Gen Elise Landry and Adam Wagner first visited downtown Olympia when considering a move to the city to live and open a restaurant. They stopped by Harts Mesa on Columbia Street and ate. Little did they know [...]

Olympia Chef Competes on Discovery+ Chopped Next Gen2021-06-01T16:28:07-07:00

Serendipity Children’s Center

2021-07-27T16:44:32-07:00

Serendipity Children's Center July 23, 2021 update: The Thurston EDC awarded Economic Courage Awards at the Hootenanny on Thursday, July 22. Learn more here: https://thurstonedc.com/hootenanny/. The childcare sector is a critical underpinning of our economy – local, regional, and state. In fact, many would argue that childcare and early learning systems are the underpinnings [...]

Serendipity Children’s Center2021-07-27T16:44:32-07:00
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