6 Aug

Boss of the Year Nominations Sought

first_imgNominations for the “Boss of the Year” award will be accepted through October 31st  .  You may mail, fax or send via email to the Chamber office.  The award recipients will be announced on December 14 at the Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University. For more information about the “Boss of the Year” competition, contact Sheila Prull at sprull@thurstonchamber.com or Reid Bates at Reid Bates at Reid.Bates@ExpressPros.com. Once again, Saint Martin’s University business students will play an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business. For additional information or a Nomination Form please visit www.thurstonchamber.com Facebook1Tweet0Pin0Olympia, Washington – The Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its second annual Boss of the Year award.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance. “With the challenging economy impacting organizations everywhere, leaders are making the difference between whether an organization barely survives or actually thrives”, said Reid Bates, Chair-Elect of the Thurston County Chamber and owner of Express Employment Professionals.  “This award is a great way for bosses to be recognized by their teams and the Chamber and for their examples to be shared across the community”, says Bates.last_img read more

6 Aug

Olympia Master Builders Tour Of Homes Opens In August

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia Master BuildersOlympia Master Builders 2013 Tour of HomesTM features 12 sites.  The event will run August 17-18, and 24-25 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The Tour of HomesTM offers a perfect opportunity for homeowners to see all the latest and greatest innovations in new home construction and remodeling.  The Tour is self-guided and admission is free. Tour visitors can also register to win one of six $100 gift cards from some of Olympia’s finest restaurants!Of the 12 locations featured in this year’s Tour, there are 2 educational stops, 3 whole-house remodel projects, and 7 new homes. The Tour sites are located in Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater. Participants include Facebook37Tweet0Pin0 A special Tour of HomesTM  insert will be available in the Thursday, August 15 issue of The Olympian, and at all Olympia Federal Savings branches. The Tour guide will include details about each builder and home, and driving directions.According to OMB 2013 President John McKinlay, “This year’s Tour features homes that offer unbelievable value, the latest innovations, and affordable prices.  Plus with the added element of educational stops, there’s something for everyone.”Three impartial Tour of Homes™ Judges will visit all homes on opening day and determine winners for each of the following categories:  Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Bath, Best Overall Floorplan, Best Remodel, and Best of Show.  Ballots will be available for the public to vote for “People’s Choice Awards” in the same categories.Olympia Master Builders thanks event sponsors Olympia Federal Savings, Sunset Air, Mixx 96.1 FM KXXO and The Olympian for making the event possible.For more information, please visit www.omb.org, or call 360-754-0912.  The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) is a professional trade association representing nearly 600 member companies located in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason and Pacific Counties. Members come from all sectors of the building trades including bankers, plumbers, electricians, attorneys, and home builders and are committed to “building strong communities, one home at a time.”center_img Educational SitesAccessible Living Concepts / Dickey’s Inc.The Artisans GroupWhole-House Remodel ProjectsHorizon Homebuilders, LLCJohn Erwin Remodeling, Inc.Olympia Construction, Inc.New Home ConstructionAdair Homes, Inc.DeTray’sHansen Construction GroupRob Rice Homes (2 homes)Schneider Homes, Inc.Scott Homes, Inc.last_img read more

6 Aug

History of Washington’s Death Penalty discussed at Saint Martin’s University Harvie…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityNick Brown, general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, will discuss the history of the death penalty in Washington State and the factors leading Inslee to suspend the use of capital punishment at the next installment of the Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series on Friday, November 7. “Washington State’s Moratorium on the Death Penalty,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. at Saint Martin’s University in Harned Hall, Room 110, on the Lacey campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE.Inslee imposed the moratorium in February, an action that caught many people by surprise, but he arrived at the decision following a careful review and reflection of its application in our state. Since that time, there has been heightened, national attention on the death penalty and its fairness and cost.Brown is a Washington native, having grown up in Steilacoom. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, on an Army ROTC scholarship and received a B.A. in political science. He then attended law school at Harvard University.Following his graduation in 2002, he entered the Army Jag Corps, where he went through Airborne School and served as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. He spent a year serving in Baghdad, Iraq, with the 3rd Infantry Division and left the service in 2007.Before joining the governor’s office in 2013, Brown spent six years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle, where he prosecuted violent crime, white collar, narcotics, and firearms cases. He spent the last two years as the office’s gang coordinator, working with federal and local task forces to prosecute gang crimes throughout Western Washington.In his current role, Brown is the principal legal advisor to the governor, advising the governor and his staff on an array of legal matters. His primary responsibilities include: reviewing litigation matters; managing the governor’s judicial appointment process; providing policy guidance; advising the governor on clemency and parole decisions; reviewing legislation and serving as the lead ethics advisor.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series, now in its ninth year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the University’s Department of Society and Social Justice, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community. The series honors the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.For more information, contact Robert Hauhart at 360-438-4525 or rhauhart@stmartin.edu. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

6 Aug

Sandstone Distillery Wins Double Gold for Stone Carver White Whiskey

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Sandstone DistilleryTenino’s Sandstone Distillery was awarded a Double Gold Medal last week at the 2016 Seattle International Spirits Awards for their Stone Carver White Whiskey. This on the heels of a Silver Medal from the American Craft Spirits Association in Chicago in March.  The Seattle event included national and international brands like Grey Goose, Seagram’s, Kettle One and Hendrick’s. Fifteen of Washington state’s 110 distilleries were awarded medals, with Sandstone Distillery the lone recipient of Double Gold in any of the spirit classifications.Sandstone’s Stone Carver Vodka was also a Silver Medal winner in the 2016 American Craft Spirits Association competition, and was honored with a Bronze Medal at the Seattle International Spirits Awards.Craft distillers John and Justin Bourdon were thrilled to have their spirits place against some pretty big national and international brands. “It’s an honor just to be on the podium competing with some of the oldest and largest distilleries in the world,” says John. He and son Justin have made it their passion to blend art and science, old school and new, to create Sandstone’s now world-class spirits right here in Thurston County.A founding member of Thurston County’s agro-tourism loop, the Bountiful Byway, Sandstone is located just outside of Tenino. Tours and tastings are offered Thursday through Monday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 842 Wright Rd SE. www.sandstonedistillery.com or www.Facebook.com/SandstoneDistillerylast_img read more

5 Aug

Voters Encouraged to Consider Running for Local Public Office

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ElectionsVoters interested in running for elected office must file during “Candidate Filing Week,” Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 19. There are nearly 80 offices in Thurston County up for election this year, including:• County Treasurer• Port Commissioners• City and Town Mayors & Council Members• City Municipal Court Judge • School Board Directors• Fire Commissioners• Cemetery District Commissioners• Parks & Recreation CommissionersVoters may file:• By mail – Now, but must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. May 19.• Online – 24/7 beginning May 15 at 9:00 a.m. until May 19 at 4:00 p.m. File on line at the Thurston County Elections’ website.• In person – Thurston County Auditor’s Office from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. between May 15 – 19.Filing fees (if any) vary by each position. These fees are nonrefundable and must be received in the Thurston County Auditor’s Office by 4:30 p.m. May 19.“There’s a great political awareness in our country right now, and serving in local elected office is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference,” said Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall. “These local elected officials make decisions that impact all of us on a daily basis. Why not you?”For additional information, contact the Auditor’s Elections Division at 360-786-5408, elections@co.thurston.wa.us, or visit the Thurston County Elections’ website.last_img read more

5 Aug

South Sound YMCA Opens Doors to Members and Partners with Local…

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound YMCAOn Wednesday, July 1, the South Sound YMCA opened its doors to members after more than 100 days of facility and program closures. During the state’s Stay Home Stay Healthy order and through phases one and two of the Governor’s Safe Start reopening plan, the Y quickly pivoted services to meet the unique and rapidly changing needs of our community.They provided free emergency care for first responders and healthcare workers, addressed increasing feelings of isolation and loneliness with compassion calls to seniors, and encouraged physical wellness with a suite of online classes free to the entire community.Now in phase three, the Y is transitioning again to meet ever-changing community needs. As they implement appropriate mitigation protocols to prevent the spread of airborne illness in their facilities, they are utilizing their resources to serve the community in new and necessary ways.On June 22, the Y opened its Plum Street location to provide showers to our unhoused population. In partnership with the City of Olympia, this service includes transportation to the Y and critical hygiene items.The Y also worked with Thurston County to obtain and distribute 20,000 face masks in the community. The Y has distributed masks to schools, childcare sites and individuals and has additional masks available. For information, or to procure masks, please contact the Briggs YMCA.last_img read more

5 Aug

Sunil Gavaskar on the CAB protests: When we pull together, we win

first_imgAdvertisement 59ucwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs47bt5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1ma9x0dWould you ever consider trying this?😱2hu76Can your students do this? 🌚2nffRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar is confident that the country will prevail over the on-going “turmoil” by nationwide students’ protests just like India overcame critical situations in the past. On Saturday, while delivering the 26th Annual Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Lecture, Gavaskar put his faith on his fellow countrymen to pull through this hour of crisis.Advertisement Photo Credit: Free Press JournalSince the past few weeks, India has witnessed protests in a number of educational institutions after the government passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill last month. Students at the Jamia Milia University were the first to voice out their dissent against this Act; while on January 5th, a masked mob attacked the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which ignited the nationwide students’ protests.“The country is in turmoil. Some of our youngsters are out on the street when they should be in their classrooms. Some of them are ending up in hospitals for being out on the streets,” Gavaskar said.Advertisement “The majority of them are in classrooms trying to forge their career and build to take India forward. We as a nation can go higher only when we are all together. When each one of us has to be simply Indian. That is what the game taught us.”“We win when we pull together. India has overcome many crises in the past. It will overcome this as well and emerge a stronger nation. We as a nation can go higher only if we are all together” he advised.Advertisement The former Indian skipper as an example of solidarity, chose the 1965 war against Pakistan and added “Our minds go back to one such major crisis in 1965 when our neighbours invaded and got a fitting reply.”He also urged the students to go back to their classrooms, claiming that it is their main duty.“I will only tell them to go back to the classrooms. That is their main duty. They have gone to the university to study, so please study,” he concluded.You may also like: Sanjay Manjrekar supports JNU protest and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt fires back at him!Virat Kohli carefully words CAA situation assessment in Guwahati  Advertisementlast_img read more

5 Aug

Ravindra Jadeja hilariously tries to get Sanjay Manjrekar to say his name on Twitter!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/APAdvertisement 82nNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjtiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3pf6gg( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) crzvWould you ever consider trying this?😱e2dCan your students do this? 🌚te4k9Roller skating! Powered by Firework During the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar lashed at each other on social media, followed by some verbal feuds. But, the two big names in the Indian cricketing scene have possibly let bygones be bygones, as they have a hilarious interaction with each other on social media regarding Team India’s last night victory against New Zealand.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/APLeading the series 1-0, it was a walk in the park for India in the second match of the T20 series at the Eden Park stadium, restricting the hosts on 132 and winning the match with a comfortable 5 wicket victory. The tremendously in form KL Rahul’s stormy 57 runs earned him the Man of the Match award, but Sanjay Manjrekar gave it some other thought.The former cricketer turned commentator posted a tweet after the game last night, referring to the brilliant performance of Indian bowlers to keep the Kiwis batting lineup under pressure. He wrote: “Player of the match should have been a bowler. #INDvNZ”Advertisement Jadeja, who secured two wickets in yesterday’s victory, surprised his fans and came up with a playful reply to his former adversary this morning. The 31 year old asked Manjrekar: “What is the name of that bowler?? Pls pls mention 🤪“Manjrekar had the answer ready, complimenting Jadeja himself and also named Jasprit Bumrah: “Ha ha…Either you or Bumrah. Bumrah, because he was extremely economical while bowling overs no 3, 10, 18 and 20.” Along with conceding only 21 runs out of four overs, Bumrah picked up the wicket of Ross Taylor in the last over. Jadeja, who had the lowest economy rate yesterday, picked up the wickets of Colin de Grandhomme and also the Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson.While the Indian bowlers dominated the host batsmen, MOTM Rahul scored a stunning 57 runs from 50 balls with three fours and two sixes, and Shreyas Iyer’s blistering 33-ball-44 including one boundary and three over boundaries helped India ending the chase in the 18th over.Leading the series 2-0, India’s next T20 against New Zealand is at the Seddon Park cricket ground this Wednesday.Also read-https://www.sportsindiashow.com/ind-vs-nz-2nd-t20-review-india-conquer-eden-park-pile-pressure-kiwis/https://www.sportsindiashow.com/ravindra-jadeja-hits-back-sanjay-manjrekar-comments-rounder/ Advertisementlast_img read more

5 Aug

See which viral Bollywood scene was re-enacted by Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed and Rohit…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/APAdvertisement hfxzpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsp02po8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efo( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7wfndWould you ever consider trying this?😱6dwiaCan your students do this? 🌚8890h5Roller skating! Powered by Firework India’s limited overs superstar cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal is known for his high activity on social media, from funny banters to posting hilarious clips with teammates. The bowler also has one account on the video sharing app Tik Tok, where he is often seen making creative and funny clips with fellow Indian cricketers. This time, Chahal is joined by Rohit Sharma and young pacer Khaleel Ahmed, and the trio have recreated a hysterical scene from bollywood movie, and its gaining all the attention from the fans!Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/APYuzvendra Chahal has not been a part of the Test squad, and Rohit Sharma is currently recovering from an injury, deeming him unfit for the Test series against New Zealand. However, the stars know how to keep their supporters entertained, as they joined up with young bowler Khaleel Ahmed for the entertaining clip.The Indian trio performed in a Tik Tok video, recreating a hilarious scene from the Bolywood comedy movie ‘Dhol’. The movie, directed by Priyadarshan, stars iconic actors Rajpal Yadav, Kunal Khemu and Sharman Joshi reprising comic roles. One such scene from the 2007 movie was redone by Chahal, Sharma and Ahmed on Chahal’s official Tik Tok account.Advertisement The player shared the video on his official Twitter handle, along with the caption: “We are back 😂😂 @ImRo45@imK_Ahmed13″ Enjoy the video below-The clip has taken the Men in Blue fan base by storm. Currently with more than 197k views, the supporters couldn’t hold onto their laughter seeing their idols performing the hysterical movie scene.Rohit Sharma has been on a recovery schedule after sustaining a calf injury in the fifth and final match of the T20 series against the Kiwis. The 32 year old retired hurt after scoring a stunning 41-ball-60, but is now out of the Test squad, and will probably be dropped from the upcoming ODI series against South Africa in March. Although, the Mumbai Indians skipper will be fit to return to the pitch in IPL 2020.Despite a disappointing 3-0 whitewash against the Black Caps in the ODI series, Chahal was on an amazing spree, and picked up a total of six wickets from the last two games.Khaleel Ahmed, who is a regular for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, is yet to earn his maiden red ball cap for Team India. The 22 year old made his last international appearance in the Bangladesh T20 series back in November.Also read-Twitter goes on overdrive trying to guess identity of capped individual in Yuzvendra Chahal’s dance video Advertisementlast_img read more

4 Aug

Pulitzer Winner Tony Horwitz Speaks At Brookdale

first_imgBy Linda StewartMIDDLETOWN – Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz, bestselling historian and author, was the featured speaker at the 8th Annual Jacob Needle Lecture, at Brookdale Com­munity Col­lege the evening of  April 11. The event, sponsored by the college’s history department,  generated an overflow audience, estimated as half Brookdale students and faculty, half  local citizenry, doubtless a reflection of   Horwitz’s  popularity as both author and speaker.The 8th Anniversary of  the Jacob Needle Lecture coincided with the publication of Horwitz’s most recent book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War,  a re-telling of  John Brown’s epic raid on October 16, 1859 of the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia. Speaking in the same comfortable style that characterizes his writing, Horwitz dismissed the widely accepted view of  Connecticut-born John Brown as a wild-eyed, semi-crazed, religious zeal­ot. Instead he painted a portrait of a devoted family man, a farmer, an anguished ideal­ist  who saw slavery as an offense against God and nationhood. In the name of abolition, Brown led his self-styled “army”  of 18 followers  in a misconceived military adventure to occupy the U.S. arsenal. His effort was swiftly put down by U.S. troops under the command of then-Colonel Robert E. Lee. Forty-seven days later, John Brown strangled to death at the end of a too-short hangman’s rope in an execution that continues to reverberate through our country’s history.Tony Horwitz, 54 years old is the author of  Blue Latitudes, an account of Captain Cook’s South Pacific voyages in the 18th century; Confederates in the Attic, an examination of the ongoing effects of the Civil War throughout the South; A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscov­ering the New World; and Baghdad Without a Map. He is married to Australian-born Geraldine Brooks, also a Pulitzer Prize winner. With their two young sons they live on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.last_img read more