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Inspire Conference: This May

This May, the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) is excited to announce the 5th annual Inspire Conference!  Inspire is an annual event focused on women entrepreneurs and business owners, […]

Crown Beverage Company Expansion

When Crown Beverage Packaging, once known as Continental Can Company, opened in Olympia in 1959 its primary customer was Olympia Brewing.  Now, more than six decades later the company produces […]

Olympia Farmers Market Spring Schedule

We’ve all been looking for a way to get more involved in the community, and our local farmers markets are a perfect way to do just that! While the Olympia […]

$20 Equals $21 With Tenino’s Wooden Scrips

When it comes to finding creative ways to foster community and support among local businesses, the Tenino Area Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to the challenge and has delivered […]

ShowCase Magazine’s “Best of 2021” Poll

Radiology Scholarship for TCC Students

As a college student, it can be tough to manage work and school, especially when you have to pay for it all yourself. Scholarships can be the difference between earning […]

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Steps Up to Help

A quick visit to Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s Facebook page and you see it instantly. This organization does so much for the South Sound community, but especially during the current […]

Cascade Regional Blood Celebrates 75 Yrs

For 75 years, Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) has been supplying lifesaving blood products and therapeutic procedures to patients in South King, Pierce and Grays Harbor Counties. Their mission to […]

Rolf’s Import Auto Celebrates 50 Years

There’s a special kind of magic in European fuel injection cars. Rolf Simons knew that. In 1970 Rolf Simons opened a small auto repair shop in Lakewood. His business began […]

Debra Van Tuinen’s New Gallery Offering Light and Inspiration

Layers of blue, grey and silver leaf create deep and translucent layers that almost obscure the tiny boat in Debra Van Tuinen’s “Adrift” which is currently on view at her […]

Saint Martin’s 125th Anniversary Celebration

Saint Martin’s University commemorated its 125th anniversary with a virtual celebration raising over $1.4 million in critical scholarship funds for current and future Saints. The evening’s co-hosts were RC Smith […]

CARES Act Funding for Local Students

Many college students already pinch every penny to be able to pay for tuition and living expenses.  Pile on the impacts of Covid-19 restrictions, and earning their degree became even […]

Welcoming Tabetha Hammer to AAT

Recently, an exciting change has taken place in America’s Automotive Trust— Tabetha Hammer has been appointed CEO and President of the Trust. AAT has several member organizations, including LeMay– America’s […]

“Possibilities Realized”at Pierce College

“Recognition is nice, but being a finalist makes us reflect on our work and what we can do to get better,” says Dr. Michele Johnson, Pierce College Chancellor. That’s the […]

Homes First Celebrates 30 Years

The 1980’s are often recognized as the decade of greed.  But in the late 80’s a group of people recognized that many social services were vanishing, and the needs of […]

Olympia Homebuilder Shares Success With Local Charities

Years ago, Rob Rice Homes owners, and husband and wife team, Rob and Helena Rice sat down with one goal in mind: to make their philanthropic efforts as meaningful as […]

26 Years of Celebrating Womxn of Achievement

For the 26th year, YWCA Olympia seeks to inspire South Sound community members during our annual Womxn of Achievement Celebration February 19th. Please join us in honoring this year’s Womxn […]

Holiday Gift Giving Solved: Education is a Gift

If you are a parent or grandparent wanting to plant a seed in a child’s mind that higher education is in their future, establishing a WA529 GET or DreamAhead account […]

Together! Bringing Hope During the Pandemic

Over the last 30 years, TOGETHER! has adapted into “a grassroots campaign to mobilize the communities of Thurston County into a coordinated effort to support kids and families to reach […]

Farm 12: Giving Back Step By Step

At the old Van Lierop Bulb Farm #12 in the beautiful Puyallup Valley, there is a first-class, full-service restaurant and event venue where 100% of the profits go to a […]

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