Tenino readies for regional, agricultural business park The community will soon be reaping what has been sown for years, growing the economy with a new agriculture park. An impressive number of public and private community partners will soon be reaping what has been being sown for several years, growing the [...]
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Local trade opportunities with China continue to grow EDC trade mission delegation uncovers expanded opportunities for direct investment and business Trade missions to China have been a part of the EDC’s long-term strategy, and taking nearly a decade to create relationships is really paying off. “This trip was one of [...]
Olympia start-up reels in local investors, luring dollars to Main Street rather than Wall Street Local outdoor gear company Trxstle set to manufacture their first run of innovative rod and reel carriers after attracting investors through the new Thurston Investment Network (ThINk). It was like Shark Tank. Self-proclaimed outdoor junkies John [...]
Saint Martin’s physics faculty member Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., earns grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for research on the formation of the Milky WayTraci Hansen2018-03-20T11:45:03-07:00
Saint Martin’s physics faculty member Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., earns grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for research on the formation of the Milky Way LACEY, Wash. – Andrea Kunder, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at Saint Martin’s University, received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington, for her project, Bulge [...]
Acting Assistant U.S. Secretary of State visits Alaffia as products launch in 3,600 Walmart stores across the U.S.Traci Hansen2018-03-20T11:41:56-07:00
Alaffia growth expected to add 60 jobs in Tumwater, Washington, thousands in West Africa, and increase funding for women’s empowerment projects. Tumwater, Wash. — Alaffia’s women’s empowerment programs will get a significant boost with a new relationship with Walmart, Alaffia’s founders, Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde announced today. Alaffia body care products [...]
QUIDDITCH CHAMPIONSHIP COMING TO LACEY, WASHINGTON IN FEBRUARY Rain City Raptors competes against the Lost Boys at Long Beach Invitational in November 2017 in Long Beach, California. Photos by Elizabeth Barcelos. LACEY, Wash.– US Quidditch (USQ) is excited to bring the 2018 Northwest Regional Championship to Lacey, [...]
DID YOU KNOW? Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters One of the most well-regarded specialty coffee companies in America Size: 100+ employees (60 of those in Thurston County); 500+ wholesale accounts Key players: Dave Wasson, President/COO, Board Director; Larry Challain, CEO, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board; Cherie Challain, Executive [...]
2018 Washington State Capital Budget: Thurston County CAPITAL BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR THURSTON COUNTY, WA APPROPRIATIONS Thurston County Readiness Center (30000594) Military Department $41,553,000.00 Drinking Water Assistance Program 2017-19 (92000025) Department of Health $32,000,000.00 Modernize Lab and Training Facility * (30000017) Department of Labor and Industries $12,700,000.00 Critical Power, Safety, and Security [...]
Local Firm Creates World's Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey “Once you’ve landed on the Moon, that is not the best place to discover your equipment needs more testing,” quips Melissa Roth, one of the co-owners and lead researchers of Off Planet Research (OPR). The surface of the Moon may not [...]
ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been Caption: Belleza Ropa owner Jeannine Kempees (above) assists a customer with their purchase. For long-time business owner Jeannine Kempees, ScaleUp was an amazing fit. “I was experiencing growth in sales and it was taking a lot of management time to [...]