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August 9, 2011

Source: Tiffany Scroggs, Thurston Economic Development Council

Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs or business owners who recently launched, the Basics of Business Planning workshop covers the elements of a business plan including:
-Business Structure
-Market Analysis
-Marketing Strategies
Participants will also be introduced to community resources that can help grow their small business. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.
Workshops are repeated the second Friday of each month: August 12, September 9th and October 14th.
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Lacey Timberland Library
500 College Street SW
Lacey, WA 98503
The Thurston Economic Development Council is …

July 19, 2011

Source: http://olympia.startupweekend.org/tickets/
Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skill sets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them. Register Here: http://olympia.startupweek​end.org/tickets/
Startup Weekend Oly in 2010 had an array of talented individuals including graphic designers, lawyers, solar panel business owners, students, programmers, writers, and social marketing …

July 1, 2011

Source: Olympia Downtown Association
An informative and inspiring seminar designed with the small business owner in mind! Grow your customer-stakeholder-member groups by tapping into the power of email marketing.
-Overview of email marketing
-Email marketing best practices
-Hints and tips to make your campaigns more effective
-The right way to do email marketing
-How to build your list with permission
-The difference between standard email programs and Constant Contact

April 18, 2011

May 26, 2011 | 7:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saint Martin’s University, Marcus Pavilion
Be a difference maker. Be an inspiration. BE GREAT! Help be the change in the life of a child by hosting a table at this year’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County Foundation for the Future Breakfast! Being a table captain is an easy way for you and your organization to help the Clubs strive to build caring, responsible citizens by offering a positive place, full of hope and opportunity for every child. …

April 14, 2011

Olympia/Thurston County WA –The nationally recognized Bicycle Commuter Contest is gearing up this month for its 24th season in Thurston County.  The month-long Bicycle Commuter Contest, administered by Intercity Transit, encourages new and veteran cyclists to ride to work, school and on errands during the month of May and rewards them with prizes, camaraderie,
cash savings and physical fitness.
Event organizers expect a good turnout this year, especially given the recent and dramatic increases in gas prices, now nearly $4 a gallon.  In market research of commuters conducted in 2009, 94 percent …

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 …