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Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Newest Surgical Tool: A MAKO Robot

Robot-assisted surgery is something residents of mid-sized communities rarely get to experience in the outpatient setting. Usually, they have to travel to larger urban...
Providence Health & Services

Providence Centralia Completes State’s Largest Solar Array

Thanks to financial support from a TransAlta Centralia Coal Transition Grants Energy Board grant of $238,036 grant to the Providence Health Care Foundation, Providence...
Twin Transit

Twin Transit: Ride with Confidence

As Lewis County reopens, Twin Transit remains committed to safeguarding the health of riders and drivers. Board with confidence, knowing that Twin Transit’s health...
Twin Transit

Stories from the Road with Twin Transit’s Rhonda Symonds

Rhonda Symonds spends a lot of time behind the wheel. A resident of Ariel, outside of Woodland, the longtime Twin Transit bus driver developed...
SCJ Alliance

SCJ Alliance Joins American Cancer Society’s ResearcHERS Campaign to Help Bridge $200,000,000 Shortfall

From its inception, SCJ Alliance has been a company that embraces, supports and celebrates women. The firm’s many female engineers mentor girls and young...
The Evergreen State College

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at The Evergreen State College Offer Hands-On Work Experience

When Cody Blackketter returned to college after several years of working at a conservation park, he knew he wanted to get his hands dirty...
Arbor Health

Arbor Health Rehab Services Staff Stretches to 13

Not long after Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 built the new Morton Hospital facility in 2006, they hired the, then, lone physical therapist...
Twin Transit

Stories from the Road with Twin Transit’s Peggy Hasse

For over 30 years, Twin Transit bus driver Peggy Haase has enjoyed interacting with the people who board her bus. She’s witnessed many interesting...
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates’ Newest Surgeon Brings Revision Surgery Expertise

As is true for the rest of us, the spring Dr. Haines Paik prepared for and the one he got are not even remotely...

New Chief Executive Named for Providence Southwest Service Area

Submitted by Providence Following a national search, Darin Goss has been selected as chief executive for the Providence Health and Services Southwest service area,...
Ralph's Thriftway

Ralph’s Thriftway in Olympia Now Offers Contactless Prescription Delivery

It’s been a long three months of staying home. Thurston County residents have done their part in abiding by the stay home order, and...
SCJ Alliance

How SCJ Alliance Helps Working Parent Staff Navigate COVID-19

The good news about being married to a teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic is having a partner who’s well equipped to help your kids...
Stormans Inc.

Ralph’s and Bayview Thriftways Highlight Essential Worker Unsung Heroes: Grocers

Things are shifting. Times are changing. And the only thing that is certain is that everything is uncertain. However, that doesn’t make our needs...
Dick's Brewing Company

Crack Open a Cold One with Beer in Cans from Dick’s Brewing Company

There’s nothing like cracking open a can of cold beer on a hot summer day. With their portability and freshness, cans are a perfect...
Arbor Health

Arbor Health Welcomes Morton Clinic to Health System

The former Morton Medical Center, a privately-owned business, was reborn as Arbor Health, Morton Clinic on April 13, 2020, having joined the Arbor Health...
Sisters Quilt Shop

Sisters Quilt Shop: An Example of Lewis County Business Owners Embracing Change Amidst COVID-19

You can’t keep a good community down. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis County business owners channel their energy and creativity to find ways to...
Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College Remains a Safe, Flexible Opportunity to Advance Your Career

As Thurston County responds to and plans for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions of higher education like The Evergreen State College will...
Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates

Healthy Feet, Healthy Patients: How Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates Is Providing Care During...

As cases of COVID-19 occupy healthcare systems across the nation, the providers and staff at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates understand that patients with...
Twin Transit

Twin Transit Joins Forces with Busing on the Lookout

It’s something most of us here in Lewis County haven’t considered: the dangers of human trafficking and what to do if someone seems suspicious....
Twin Transit

Twin Transit’s Lesley Jackson Coordinates Jacket Drive

For the last two years, Lesley Jackson, Operations Supervisor with Twin Transit has been an integral part of the team. Every Monday, she sends...
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Olympia Orthopaedics Offers Robotic-Assisted Total Joint Replacements in Olympia

To understand the newest service being offered at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates (OOA), it’s important to realize what it is not. Misconceptions abound regarding robotic-assisted...
Twin Transit

Walk, Run, Bike, Ride to a Healthier, More Connected Community

Have you heard of Blue Zones? These rare geographical locations around the world are home to abnormally high numbers of people thriving well into...
Morton Chiropractic Center

Morton Chiropractic Center Celebrating Family Legacy in Supporting the Backbone of the Community

For 45 years, the Swetz family offers Lewis County their services at Morton Chiropractic Center. Three generations of Swetz men have dedicated their chiropractic care...
Twin Transit

Twin Transit Puts Books on Buses

Riding the bus just got a lot more fun! Twin Transit has partnered with Timberland Regional Library, Shakespeare & Company: Coffee and Used Books...
Twin Transit

Twin Transit Rolls Out Student Bus Pass Program

As a teenager, transportation isn’t always easy. Few families have an extra car or enough money to cover the added expenses that come along...
SCJ Alliance

SCJ Alliance Celebrates Opportunities for Girls to Explore Engineering

When it comes to women in engineering, SCJ Alliance is working to defy industry norms. Nationwide just 15 percent of all engineers are women...

Alderson’s Awards West Wins Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award

The Aldersons' devotion to local sports is what spoiled the surprise of winning Business of the Year from the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce. “How...
4Legz

4Legz Dog Treats Inspired by Lewis County Couple’s Love for Animals

Cynthia and John Murray of Lewis County are in the dog-treat manufacturing business. On a personal level, they have a pet-loving lifestyle. The two...
Peterson Brothers Automation

Local Brothers Start Technician Development Program: Peterson Brothers Automation

Go build some stuff could be David Peterson’s life motto. At 22 years old he started as a professor at Centralia Community College in...
Windermere Centralia

Windermere Centralia Broker Spotlight: Lisa Conzatti

Navigating the journey of purchasing or selling a home can be daunting yet Windermere Centralia’s newest Real Estate Broker Lisa Conzatti loves to be...
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Dr. Stephen Snow Retires from Olympia Orthopaedic Associates After Storied Career

Over the last nearly 30 years, if you needed an orthopaedic surgeon, there is a good chance that you saw Dr. Stephen Snow. Aside...
SCJ Alliance

SCJ Alliance Is Now 100 Percent Employee Owned

Any successful business is always looking towards what comes next. Keeping ahead of change means watching trends, anticipating staffing and leadership needs, and planning...
Arbor Health Morton Hospital

Arbor Health in Morton Partners with Adventure Medics for Patient Transports  

The staff at Arbor Health Morton Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital, sees all manners of illness and injury come through their doors. Depending...
Bliss & Beauty Company

Chasing Her Dreams: Savannah Etherton of Bliss & Beauty Company

Audrey Hepburn said, “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk...
GT Carpet Cleaning

Exceeding Expectations with Lewis County’s GT Carpet Cleaning

Living in a rural area like Lewis County there are many elements that dirty carpets. Kids, pets, wet weather and life, in general, can...
Windermere Centralia

Windermere Centralia Knocks it Out of the Park to Help Local Children

With an abundance of toy drives, food collections and people sharing resources with their neighbors in need, Lewis County residents clearly have hearts of...
Sticklin Funeral Chapel

Brown Mortuary Service of Chehalis and Sticklin Funeral Chapel of Centralia Combine as One

With a combined 235 years of providing grieving families with services, two longstanding mortuaries in Chehalis and Centralia, Brown Mortuary Service and Sticklin Funeral...
Stormins

Bayview Thriftway Celebrates Holiday Season Deliciously with Taste the Holiday Spirit Event

The sights and sounds of the holiday season are always a merry occasion, but for many, it’s the taste of the holidays that bring...
Stormans

Ralph’s and Bayview Thriftways Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Seventy-five years ago, Olympia resident Ralph Stormans decided to open a grocery store across the street from the Safeway he once was an employee...
Alderson's Awards West Printwares

An Expression of Thanks with Alderson’s Awards West Printwares

Smaller businesses cannot match the charitable giving of large corporations but by instituting a philanthropic mindset, it leads to giving back and contributing in...
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