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March 23, 2011

The 2nd Annual South Sound Green Tour is a a community-wide event that provides the public and our industry with Inspiration, Education and Solutions for the best that sustainable design and construction have to offer.
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, South Sound Chapter invites you to participate in our first annual EcoExpo 2011, as part of the event at Site #1, LOTT Alliance.  Exhibitors will include many of the same sponsors, suppliers and vendors that have helped to produce some of the Greenest projects on …

March 9, 2011

This year CVM has a new partner in the 2nd Annual South Sound Green Tour!  It’s a community-wide educational event planned for April 16 & 17, Earth Day weekend.  The Tour will showcase the “greenest” homes, buildings and businesses in our community, and demonstrate the financial sense and environmental benefit of sustainable design and construction.
The Green Tour is not just an educational event, but also a marketing and sales opportunity for participating businesses.  Last year’s Tour attracted an average of 175 visitors per site, 36,000 website visits, and new business …

March 9, 2011

New service expands our offerings to all our customers
Thurston Energy recently forged a new partnership with McSwain & Company, PS, offering a local source for tax and accounting services to all our clients. This partnership helps cement Thurston Energy’s position at the nexus of the green market economy in Thurston County, connecting professionals from various fields and backgrounds to create jobs and forge a strong community.
McSwain & Company PS was started in 1998, and has been located at their downtown Olympia office since then. …

March 8, 2011

Doctors told her she would not be able to continue the physical activity necessary to train people and businesses how to be and stay physically fit.  If she couldn’t train for her own physical fitness how can she help other people train for theirs?  Business owners are resilient and Amanda Price at Fit4Life located on Olympia’s Westside is no exception.
Miss Price has had three unique experiences that shape her as a person and influence her as a professional.  First she was an obese teenager.  Second, after becoming physically fit Amanda …

March 8, 2011

The Pathway to Savings:

Assess current energy usage
Walk through building to understand current systems
Provide recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades
Plan and implement energy-efficiency upgrades
Measure success

After an initial discussion to explore if your business is a strong candidate for improving energy efficiency, we’ll take the next step by scheduling a joint walk-through by PSE and Thurston Energy.  The walk-through will review the building’s operating systems:

Heating …

March 8, 2011

With thirty five years of working in the financial industry in the Puget Sound area Jim Minder is a bedrock of information and wisdom when it comes to business lending.  Jim started with TwinStar CU about four years ago and is the Senior Business Relationship Manager.  A graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School I found Jim to be a surprisingly calm individual with a clever humor about him.  Jim values serving business owners who work hard.
Very approachable, Jim likes to build relationships with people.  Experience has taught Jim not to …

March 8, 2011

I asked Abby what she wants people to know about insurance and she replied “Shopping for insurance is like shopping for shoes – one brand doesn’t fit everybody.  Nor does one type of policy fit every individual”  Through the Independent Agency, Cross Insurance, she is able to provide multiple insurance carriers to find the perfect “fit” for her clients insurance needs.
When you are looking for an insurance professional and provider who is indeed passionate and knowledgeable about what they do, then I recommend Abby Johnson with Cross Insurance Agency.  Abby …

March 1, 2011

TekCollect is pleased to announce Florence Jonen’s promotion from her position of Account Manager to Senior Account Executive.
“Florence’s professionalism, attention to detail and focus on business development have earned her the 1st of, many more I’m sure, promotions into management,” said Al Phelan, Division Vice President of TekCollect.
In her previous position of Account Manager, Florence assisted businesses on improving their cash flow through TekCollect’s services. In her new position, Florence will continue to serve the business community, while adding the responsibility of training new account …