Reporter Rolf Boone covers business news for The Olympian. He can be reached at 360-754-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Port of Olympia commission is set to take its commission meetings on the road, beginning in Rainier next week and ending in Bucoda in July.
Two Lacey organizations -- Saint Martin's University and Earth Friendly Products -- have won environmental excellence awards from the Association of Washington Business for 2013.
Tacoma Goodwill's Longview operations, an area that includes Thurston County, currently is enrolling low-income seniors, 55 or older for a federally funded senior community service employment program.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is looking to hire more than 85 people to staff its new restaurant in Lacey at Galaxy Drive northeast and Martin Way.
Thurston home sales and median prices rose in April, the fourth consecutive month of an improved housing market, according to Northwest Multiple Listing Service data released Monday.
Drive around Thurston County and the scattered remains of a slow economy are clearly evident. Some of it is retail space, some industrial space and some office space, a sector of the Olympia-area commercial real estate market that finds itself with hundreds of thousands of square feet available because of the slow economy and the shrinking needs of state government.
Berschauer Phillips Construction Chief Executive Jace Munson and Express Employment Professionals managing partner Reid Bates will serve as officers on the Thurston County Economic Development Council board through 2014.
In a rented kitchen in the 5400 block of Martin Way stands a man who likely is putting in another 16-hour day, making artisan food for his catering business or bottling a habanero pepper-based hot sauce that gradually is making inroads into the Olympia-area retail and restaurant scene.
Net income fell at the Lacey-based parent company to Anchor Bank, partly due to a one-time charge related to a branch closure.
The M/V Star Dieppe is docked at the Port of Olympia's marine terminal where it will unload cargo before departing on Monday.