Thurston County Chamber Announces 2018 Boss of the Year Honorees

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County ChamberThe Thurston County Chamber is proud to announce the ninth annual Boss of the Year honorees. Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance.2018 Boss of the Year Recipients:Kevin Stormans, Stormans Inc.Joseph Wadsworth, Custom Source WoodworkingAngela White, Olympia Master BuildersZach Kosturos, Prime Locations2018 Honorable Mentions:Lowell Gordon, The Creative OfficeJill Barnes, The Washington CenterEmployees nominated over 40 bosses for the 2018 Boss of the Year recognition.Saint Martin’s University business students played 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 Elisabeth Power, Ph.D., MBA. Students in Dr. Power’s Management of the Sales Force class helped interview nominees for the Thurston Boss of the Year award.Past honorees include:Heather Burgess, Phillips Burgess LawJim Larson, MorningsideDave Nickerson, Tumwater Valley Golf CourseKevin Johnston, Capital MallRozanne Garman, RHD EnterprisesEd Galligan, Port of OlympiaRon Bruchet, GHB InsuranceMelissa Jenkins, The OlympianMeagan Darrow, TOGETHER!Steve Hall, the City of OlympiaDr. Yong Liu, State Department of AgricultureRae-Lynn Bidon, Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesJoseph Di Santo, PanoramaHeidi West, America’s Credit UnionDr. Terrence Hess, Foot & Ankle Surgical AssociatesSteve Brooks, Lacey Fire District 3Jessica Jensen, Jessica Jensen Law PSJoe Ingoglia, Boys & Girls Club of Thurston CountyMariella Cummings, Physicians of Southwest WashingtonRobert Coit, Thurston County Food BankMike Harbour, Intercity TransitMike Strub, LOTT Clean Water AllianceBruce Cramer, O Bee Credit UnionJohn Setterstrom, Lucky Eagle CasinoThe recognition event will take place on Wednesday, December 12 at the Hotel RL Olympia beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a lunch buffet and recognition program starting at 12 p.m. To make a reservation to attend, register online at Wednesday, December 12 at 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.Where: Hotel RL Olympia-Downstairs Ballroom- 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502What: Forum includes lunch, and the cost is $35 for general admission, $25 for prepaid Chamber members, and $30 for members or $35 for non-members at the door.Thank you to our sponsors, TAGS Awards & Specialties, Bakala State Farm and Olympia CPA.Featured photo credit: Dr Attila Talaberlast_img read more

Linden man found guilty of simple larceny

first_img− Magistrate orders probation reportA Linden man accused of simple larceny was found guilty of the offence by Magistrate Clive Nurse when he made an appearance at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The defendant, Miguel Andrews, 18, had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that between December 30 and 31, 2015, he stole a Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued $40,000 and an amplifier valued $85,000.The incident allegedly occurred at 139 Lower Kara Kara, MacKenzie, Linden. The items are the property of Nial Loimer.Andrews was previously granted bail in the sum of $40,000. However, when the case was called on Wednesday, Magistrate Nurse indicated that the prosecution had established sufficient evidence to support its case against the defendant. He also noted several inconsistencies regarding the defendant’s evidence.Asked by Magistrate Nurse to present a reason why the court should be lenient with him, the defendant denied committing the act, while noting that he has a wife, children and his mother to support.A probation report on the defendant was ordered by Magistrate Nurse which is to be presented on September 27, when the defendant is scheduled to make his next court appearance.last_img read more

Guardiola vows to attack Liverpool at Anfield

first_img0Shares0000Guardiola has won all seven of his previous Champions League quarter-finals as a coach. © AFP / PAUL ELLISLiverpool, United Kingdom, Apr 3 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola promised to stick by his principles and attack Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, despite admitting he is playing into his opponents’ hands.Liverpool are the only side to beat runaway leaders City in the Premier League this season in a 4-3 thriller at Anfield in January. The hosts’ fearsome front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were all on target that day as part of their combined tally of 75 goals this season.However, Guardiola’s bold brand of attacking football has been accompanied by success everywhere he has gone in a stellar coaching career from Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now at City.And he believes that is the best way for City to reach just their second ever Champions League semi-final, but the eighth in his nine seasons as a top-flight coach.“I know the way we play is perfect for Liverpool because they are a team that attack the space unlike any other team in the world, especially Mane, Salah, Firmino, they are so good,” said Guardiola on Tuesday.“But I feel the best way to win is the way we try to do since we were here.”No opposing manager has beaten Guardiola more times than Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. In 12 previous meetings, Klopp has six wins to Guardiola’s five.Klopp was keen to play down the significance of that record, but Guardiola hailed their shared spirit to entertain.“Both teams try to play. We are the teams that scored the most goals in Premier League this season by far,” added Guardiola.“I think Jurgen Klopp teams are honest teams that respect what football means. They try to attack and of course we are going to try to (do the same). I’m sure tomorrow is going to be a good game.”City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne described the sides’ January meeting as a “crazy game” that was “beautiful for the neutral”.– ‘We can beat the best’ –Klopp has a winning record against Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. © AFP / Paul ELLISAnd Klopp called on his Liverpool team to believe they can recreate those heroics despite facing a team the German labelled as the best in Europe at the moment.“I like the difficult jobs, that is the most interesting thing for a manager,” said Klopp.“It’s really difficult, but I think we can beat the best. But only if we work really hard and smart.”While City currently have the upper hand domestically, five-time European champions Liverpool have far more pedigree in continental competition.However, the Reds haven’t reached the Champions League last four for a decade and Klopp wants modern-day memories created at Anfield.“This club is already so full of history and we have to write our own history,” said Klopp when quizzed whether he was seeking inspiration from Liverpool’s glory days in Europe.“People meet me in the street and they can tell me each goal Liverpool who scored 37 years ago in the 56th minute… we need to be proud of our history but we need to create our own history.”Both sides have been struck by injury problems as City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero hasn’t travelled with the rest of Guardiola’s squad due to a knee problem that has kept the Argentine sidelined for the past month.Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip will miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury, while Adam Lallana will miss both legs against City due to a hamstring injury suffered in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.German midfielder Emre Can missed that match and remains a doubt with a back injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pet Pictures with Santa and Family Portraits

first_imgTo view the event page; CLICK HERE Advertisement – Advertisement – Saturday, November 30th, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, pictures will be captured by Blushin Photography Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, pictures will be captured by Sparked Soul Photography To book your appointment to participate in getting pictures, contact or the BC SPCA North Peace Branch – Fort St. John center_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC SPCA North Peace Branch and the Scotia Bank are partnering up to host pet pictures with Santa and family portrait sessions. The photo sessions contain four to six images and will be supplied on a USB drive for you to take home and make your own prints.last_img

MB man flush with cash asks for advice

first_imgAn RR, a broker and an account manager, is not bound by the same fiduciary requirements. The broker is expected to meet “investor suitability” standards when recommending securities transactions on a customer’s behalf. However, often their incentive is to recommend securities underwritten by their firm. (A thorough review of brokers firms’ Web site disclosures spells out the details, but in fact few consumers and novice investors read the materials.) This is not to suggest that an RR, especially those who devote attention and concern to their clients with whom they have established relationships, won’t always act in the investor’s best interest. But RRs are not, strictly speaking, in the business of providing broad financial advice. The RIA, in comparison, is primarily in the business of providing “big-picture” financial guidance. Based upon the client’s needs, objectives, and time frames, RIAs can develop an investment plan to be implemented and managed on a fee basis. Stephanie Enright owns Enright Premier Wealth Advisors of Torrance. Write to her at the Daily Breeze, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. If you need financial advice, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so you can receive a confidential questionnaire. Only letters chosen for publication will be answered; your real name will not be used. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Few consumers really understand the adviser differences Joel asks about, for common reasons: Many individuals claim to be “experienced” or “appropriately credentialed” to handle and competently invest large sums of money. Some may be insurance agents or others whose primary business and knowledge base is fairly strictly focused. Joel probably will end up with either a registered investment adviser (RIA) or a registered representative (RR), also known as a stockbroker. Although both RIAs and RRs are licensed to sell securities, there are fundamental differences beyond that. RIAs typically operate in independent firms and mostly advise clients and manage investment portfolios. RIAs are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission or individual states. They charge a fee, not a commission for their services. RRs, who generally are employed or contracted by brokerage firms, primarily engage in buying and selling securities. RRs are generally compensated through commissions on the product sale and purchase transactions, and they are regulated primarily by the National Association of Securities Dealers but also by the SEC and certain states. The difference that’s most important is the RIA has a strict legal fiduciary responsibility to act in the investor’s best interest in all aspects of the financial relationship. In the past year, Joel has been approached by about a half-dozen individuals, ranging from a savvy neighbor and former chiropractor to his insurance agent, all of whom have offered “expert advice” on managing his finances. “Ever since my aunt left me $400,000, people have lined up to offer advice – casually or as a business proposition,” writes the 40-year-old once struggling Manhattan Beach screenplay writer. “So far, I haven’t paid attention to any of it. The money is safely tucked away in `low-earning bank accounts’ at the moment, until I decide what to do.” Joel has asked for a basic starting primer on the different types of investment advisers, the meaning of their designations, and how those designations might influence his choice. Joel’s wait-and-learn attitude is a sound move at this point, but the sooner he secures professional help, the more likely he will turn stagnating funds into a basis for future financial security. If he cannot get recommendations from friends or family members on decent advisers, he’ll have to start from scratch. last_img


first_imgWith Wexford Youths now odds on to claim the First Division title this season, Finn Harps promotion hopes are still very much alive and they head to Cobh Ramblers this weekend knowing that seven points from their final four games will guarantee them a play-off spot.Wexford beat UCD last weekend in the game in hand that the two sides had over Harps, meaning that Shane Keegan’s side have moved seven points clear at the top of the table.Another victory for Wexford this weekend, coupled with a Harps defeat in Cobh would see Wexford crowned champions with three games to go. However, as has been seen on more than one occasion this season, things can change quickly.  A Wexford defeat at the UCD Bowl and a Harps victory at St. Colmans Park would certainly make things interesting again.Having said all that, a trip to Cobh is always a tricky encounter – something that Harps boss Ollie Horgan is more than aware of.“Cobh will be very difficult as it always is but even tougher this time around with the form that they are in and the number of players we will be without,” said Horgan.With no game last weekend, the suspensions have built up meaning that Harps face the trip south on Saturday without a trio of key personnel.  Horgan has somewhat of a mini-crisis with Tommy McMonagle, Keith Cowan and Raymond Foy all suspended while Damien McNulty is out through injury.  Packie Mailey, although back in training, is again a major doubt. “The difficulty of no game last weekend is that all the suspensions are carried into the Cobh game,” said Horgan.  “Two of those would have been served last weekend but now they carry over along with Raymond Foy who has been added to the list this week coming.”In their last outing two weeks ago, Harps were held to a frustrating scoreless draw by Waterford United at Finn Park.  Harps had what looked a winning goal from Damien McNulty chalked off for offside which added further to the frustration of Horgan and the Harps fans.“The Waterford game could have gone either way but we were obviously disappointed with the disallowed goal but maybe we will get that little bit of luck again,” said Horgan as he reflected on the game.  “Waterford deserve great credit in the way they played and could have won it themselves.”While Horgan has continued not to set any goals this season, he would certainly be disappointed if his side didn’t finish in the top three at this stage – considering they haven’t really been out of the top two all year.  As usual though, he isn’t counting his chickens.“We would be delighted if we make the play-offs but that is easier said than done with our difficult run in,” he said. If selected, Matt Crossan will make his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday evening becoming the 64th player to reach the feat for Harps.Harps have the upper hand on Cobh having won all three meetings between the sides this season.  To stay in the promotion hunt, that run will have to extend to four on Saturday evening.TEAM NEWSSuspended: Tommy McMonagle, Keith Cowan, Raymond Foy. Doubtful: Packie Mailey.Injured: Damien McNulty (shoulder).FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-D-L-W-W-D (8 pts)Cobh Ramblers: W-W-D-L-W-L (10 pts)HARPS HOPING TO ‘RAMBLE’ THEIR WAY TO THREE VITAL POINTS was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cobh Ramblersdonegalfinn harpslast_img read more

Volleyball Closes Season; Honors Seniors This Weekend

first_img Live Stats Buy Tickets ESPN+ – vs Loyola ESPN+ – vs. Valpo DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team wraps up its 2019 season in the Knapp Center with back-to-back weekend matchups against Valparaiso (12-18, 7-9 MVC) and the Loyola Ramblers (20-9, 13-3 MVC).The weekend begins Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. against Valparaiso, followed the next day by the Ramblers at 5 p.m. Both contests will be streamed on ESPN+. Following Saturday’s match, the Bulldogs will honor the program’s two seniors, Paige Aspinwall and Elle Tubbs, who will be playing in the final matches of their Drake careers. The Bulldogs (9-20, 3-13 MVC) are looking to end the season on a high note, following a streak of five losses that has eliminated the team from the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The team has the potential to dash Loyola’s hopes of a No. 1 seed going into the tournament, as well as bumping down Valparaiso to a No. 5 or No. 6. Earlier in the season, the Bulldogs saw an unlikely comeback to beat the Crusaders, 3-2, following a game in which the team finished with a 9-2 run and held off five-straight match points.The Crusaders, who are hoping for a No. 4 seed in the upcoming tournament, are led in scoring for the season by Peyton McCarthy with 320 kills. McCarthy saw 11 kills in the team’s most recent matchup against Bradley this past Saturday, which Valparaiso won, 3-0.For Loyola, Addie Barns, a freshman from Neenah, Wisc., tops the leaderboard with 331 kills on the season. Leading the Ramblers in digs is Maddy Moser with 537, while Delilah Wolfe leads in assists with 594 on the season. The Ramblers sit near pole position for the conference tournament, just behind the UNI Panthers who are currently 15-1 in conference play.Drake will also be looking to bring closure on the strong season performances of individual players. Junior hitter Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa), who had 13 kills against UNI on Nov. 15, currently sits at 431 kills on the season, placing her sixth in program history. With just 32 more, Plock could tie the single-season school record.Senior setter Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) will shoot to capitalize on a consistent season, having racked up 10 double-doubles throughout the last 13 games. Aspinwall currently sits at fourth in all-time school standings for career assists and ninth in career digs. Also on that leaderboard, Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) holds the No. 2 spot with 1,644 career digs. Print Friendly Version Drake Match Notes Story Linkslast_img read more

Antonio Brown pleads on Instagram for another chance; Tom Brady, man without a receiver, likes post

first_imgObservation No. 2: He … Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Antonio Brown wants another chance.“First and foremost,” Brown posted on Instagram, “I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and anyone who I offended.”Observation No. 1: His English seems to be improved since he went back to Central Michigan. A few months ago, he requested help for an assignment thusly: “My English paper do by tonight 12am. “Need a prof reader make sure As and Bs #Eng303.”Tomorrow, the dean’s list.last_img

Cover Crop Field Day in Preble County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Preble Soil and Water Conservation District invites local farmers to an upcoming Cover Crop Field Day to be held Tuesday, March 27. The field day will be held at the site of the cover crop demonstration plot at the Leedy Farm, located at 3302 Eaton Lewisburg Rd., Eaton. The field day will begin at 9:00 a.m., conclude around 1:00 p.m., and will include a free lunch provided by La Crosse Seed, Buckeye Soil Solutions, and Peak Agronomy Solutions.Speakers will include Hans Kok of the Soil Health Partnership, Scott Wohltman of La Crosse Seed, Eric Niemeyer of Buckeye Soil Solutions, and Matt Deaton of Deaton Soil Services. This group has a great deal of experience in working with cover crops, and they will discuss topics such as best management practices, pros and cons of different seeding methods, getting started with using covers, economics, and benefits to soil health. During the program, attendees will be able to look at the demonstration plot including seven different cover crop seed mixes and observe root growth in a soil pit.Please join us to learn about how cover crops might fit into your farming operation. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP by March 22 to 456-5159.In addition, the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Preble County has been awarded a special cover crop initiative through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for 2018.  If you are a farmer, and you have cropland in the Sevenmile Creek watershed, you may be eligible.  Applications for the program will be accepted for any of the following: converting tilled cropland to 100% no-till, implementing cover crops, or grid soil sampling with variable rate application of nutrients.  For more information you may contact Jeff Barnes at 937-456-4211 x 3. Deadline to apply is March 16.last_img read more

Flipboard Gets Back To Its Web Roots

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos owen thomas Related Posts Tags:#Flipboard#iPad#iPhone#Mike McCue#news apps#news readers#Responsive Design A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Mike McCue was a pioneer of the modern Web, a veteran of browser maker Netscape Communications. So it was something of a shock in 2010 when he came out with Flipboard, a news-reading app that bypassed the Web altogether in favor of the then-new iPad.“Imagine  if the Web was washed away and we needed to build a new one from scratch,” McCue told ReadWrite founder Richard MacManus at the time, explaining the design philosophy that led Flipboard to build an app—not a website—to help people find and organize the headlines their friends and contacts were sharing online.See also How Flipboard Was CreatedNow he’s come full circle. Today, Flipboard is introducing a Web version of its service, in part to emphasize the 2.5 million “magazines”—collections of links on a specific topic, laid out in the app’s distinctively appealing visual style—that users and publishers have created since that feature’s launch in March.McCue credits the introduction of magazines with helping Flipboard grow from 50 million users to 75 million users in the past few months, though it’s not clear how much of that growth is attributable to the link collections and how much is due simply to the service’s growing popularity and an expanding market of smartphone users.Mobile First, Web LastFlipboard is not the first startup to begin on mobile and then embrace the Web. Foursquare, Instagram, and Path have all made parts of their services available to Web users.But they all used the constraints of mobile devices to establish niches before they ventured onto the Web, where they faced established competitors. It’s far from clear that any of them would have succeeded had they launched on the Web. (Indeed, before Instagram’s creation, its founders first made a Web-based check-in service called Burbn that was going nowhere fast.)Flipboard toyed with the idea of launching on the Web first, McCue told ReadWrite. But “it was starting to feel like just another website,” he said, and he worried that the user-interface ideas Flipboard was experimenting with—like flipping pages by swiping across a screen—would not “resonate” with desktop PC users.Today’s Web version of Flipboard embraces both its mobile heritage and the lingering advantages of desktop websites. Like Polar, an innovative polling app whose design scales up from its mobile experience rather than down from the desktop, Flipboard makes use of the presence of a keyboard. You can flip pages with left and right arrow keys, for example.See also Why Your App Design Doesn’t Have To Be All ThumbsMobile design concepts are far more familiar to desktop users now than they were three years ago, so it’s far less jarring to see a website like Flipboard’s.For Magazine Makers The biggest beneficiary of Flipboard’s move to the desktop Web may be the people and companies creating magazines. While tablets and smartphones are great for reading, they’re far less handy for publishing.“Right now, you can only add an item to a magazine one item at a time,” McCue pointed out, as an example of the mobile interface’s inherent limitations. Magazine creators will soon be able to add multiple items at once, from automated feeds or search queries.But Flipboard’s magazines will also benefit from the lush display possible on large monitors.“In the long run, I hope this will be the first step to rethinking what a website is,” said McCue.last_img read more