Reporter Rolf Boone covers business news for The Olympian. He can be reached at 360-754-5403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The new, 26,000-square-foot Nisqually Tribal Center is set to be dedicated at 10 a.m. Friday.
The parent company to Heritage Bank earned another quarterly profit, but it fell from a year ago due to expenses tied to acquisitions for the growing financial institution.
The Mount Rainier will load logs this week at the Port of Olympia and then depart for China and South Korea on Saturday.
The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce announced its green business award winners this month, including Morton Safford James III AIA Architects, a winner in the small business category.
The parent company to Timberland Bank more than doubled its net income from the same period a year ago, earning $1.28 million in its fiscal second quarter.