Recreation

The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie
(360) 455-8383
8383 Vicwood Ln. NE
Lacey, WA 98516
www.hawksprairiegolf.com

Indian Summer Golf & Country Club
(360) 923-1075
5900 Troon Ln. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.indiansummergolf.com

Olympia Country & Golf Club
(360) 866-7121
3636 Country Club Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502
www.olygolfclub.com

Capitol City Golf Course
(360) 491-5111
5225 Yelm Hwy. SE
Olympia, WA 98503
www.golfcapitolcity.com


Arts and Entertainment

Harlequin Production
(360) 786-0151
202 – 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
www.harlequinproductions.org

Olympia Family Theater
(360) 570-1638
612 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
www.olyft.org

Olympia Symphony Orchestra
(360) 753-0074
3400 Capitol Blvd. SE, Ste. 203
Olympia, WA 98501
www.olympiasymphony.org

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
(360) 753-8585
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.washingtoncenter.org


Home Away From Home

Best Western – Tumwater
(360) 956-1235
5188 Capitol Blvd. SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
www.bestwesternwashington.com/
hotels/best-westn

Best Western Plus Lacey Inn & Suites
(360) 456-5655
8326 Quinault Dr. NE
Lacey, WA 98516
www.bestwestern.com

Candlewood Suites
(360) 491-1698
4440 3rd Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Comfort Inn Conference Center
(360) 352-0691
1620 – 74th Ave SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/wa126

Comfort Inn Lacey
(360) 456-6300
4700 Park Center Ave. NE
Lacey, WA 98516
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/wa072

Days Inn & Suites Lacey
(360) 438-3333
8200 Quinault Dr. NE
Lacey, WA 98516
www.daysinn.com/hotel/washington/lacey

Double Tree by Hilton
(360) 570-0555
415 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98501
www.olympia.doubletree.com

Governor Hotel
(360) 352-7700
621 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA 98501
www.olympiagovernorhotel.com

Great Wolf Lodge
(800) 640-9653
20500 Old Hwy. 99 SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
www.greatwolf.com

Hilton Garden Inn Olympia
(360) 236-9934
2010 Henderson Park Ln. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/
hilton-garden-inn-olympia-OLMHPGI/index.html

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(360) 491-7985
4460 – 3rd Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
www.hiexpress.com/laceywa

Hotel RL Olympia
(360) 252-0979
2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502
www.redlion.com/olympia

La Quinta Inn & Suites
(360) 352-5433
4600 Capitol Blvd. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
www.laquintatumwater.com

Little Creek Casino & Resort
(360) 427-7711
91 W. State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584
www.littlecreek.com

Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel
(360) 273-2000
12888 – 188th Ave. SW
Rochester, WA 98579
www.luckyeagle.com

Motel 6
(360) 754-7320
400 W. Lee St.
Tumwater WA 98501

Super 8 Motel – Lacey
(360) 459-8888
112 College St. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
www.super8.com


Dining Out

5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
(360) 705-3393
117 5th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.5thavesandwich.com

Americana Bistro & Lounge
(360) 943-4000
2300 Evergreen Park Dr.
Olympia, WA 98502
www.redlion.com

Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill
(360) 705-3473
1675 Marine Dr. NE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.anthonys.com

Anthony’s Homeport of Olympia
(360) 357-9700
704 Columbia St. NW
Olympia, WA 98501
www.anthonys.com

The Back Door Bakery
(360) 350-0221
4444 Lacey Blvd. SE, Ste. B
Lacey, WA 98516
www.backdoorpie.com

Baskin Robbins – West Olympia
(360) 943-1231
3010 Harrison Ave. NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Bayview Thriftway
(360) 352-4901
516 – 4th Ave. W
Olympia, WA 98501
www.stormans.com

Blue Camas Buffet
(360) 412-5000
Nisqually Red Wind Casino
12819 Yelm Hwy. SE
Olympia, WA 98513
www.redwindcasino.com

Budd Bay Cafe
(360) 357-6963
525 Columbia St. NW
Olympia, WA 98501
www.buddbaycafe.com

Buffalo Wild Wings
(360) 943-0718
1616 Black Lake Blvd.
Olympia, WA 98502
www.buffalowildwings.com

Casa Mia
(360) 352-0440
716 Plum St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.casamiarestaurants.com

Cascadia Grill
(360) 628-8731
200 – 4th Ave. W
Olympia, WA 98501
www.cascadiagrill.com

Cooper Point Public House
(360) 915-7880
3002 Harrison Ave.
Olympia, WA 98502
www.cooperpointpublichouse.com

Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor
(360) 456-1560
3939 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98506
www.dirtydavespizza.com

Dos Hermanos Mexican Ktichen
(208) 250-1166
222 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98507
dos-hermanos-mexican-kitchen.business.site

Eastside Big Toms
(360) 507-1295
2023 – 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98506
www.eastsidebigtom.com

Firehouse Subs
(360) 878-9180
1110 Galaxy Dr. NE, Ste. G
Lacey, WA 98516
www.firehousesubs.com

Hands On Children’s Museum
(360) 956-081
414 Jefferson St. NE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.hocm.org

Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
(360) 956-3661
2103 Harrison Ave.
NW Olympia, WA 98502
www.ironrabbit.net

Izzy’s – Olympia
(360) 456-0314
3540 Pacific Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Lacey Forza Bistro & Event Center
(360) 338-0925
130 Marvin Rd. SE, Ste. 130
Lacey, WA 98503
www.forzalacey.com

Limeberry – Tumwater
(360) 688-7011
5739 Littlerock Rd. SW, Ste. 105
Tumwater, WA 98512
www.limeberryfozenyogurt.com

Little Caesars
(253) 627-8900
3901 100th St. SW, Ste. 1&2
Lakewood, WA 98499
www.pizzanw.com

Little Creek Casino & Resort
(360) 427-7711
91 W. State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584
www.littlecreek.com

The Lucky Lunchbox
(360) 529-8164
2515 Crestline Dr. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
www.theluckylunchbox.com

Main Street Cookie Company
(360) 446-0232
112 Binghampton St.
Rainier, WA 98576
www.mainstreetcookies.com

McDonalds of Tumwater
(360) 754-0691
5601 Capital Blvd.
Tumwater, WA 98512
www.mcdonalds.com

Meconi’s Italian Subs – Lacey
(360) 459-0213
5221 Lacey Blvd. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
www.meconissub.com

Meconi’s Italian Subs – Olympia
(360) 534-0240
1018 Capitol Way S, Ste. 101
Olympia, WA 98501
www.meconissubs.com

Medicine Creek Deli
(360) 412-5000
Nisqually Red Wind Casino
12819 Yelm Hwy. SE
Olympia, WA 98513
www.redwindcasino.com

Mercato Ristorante
(360) 528-3663
111 Market St. NE, Ste. 106
Olympia, WA 98501
www.ramblingjacks.com/mercato-ristorante.html

Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes
(360) 350-0332
130 Marvin Rd. SE, Ste. 130
Lacey, WA 98503
www.mysticalcupcakes.com

O’Blarney’s Irish Pub
(360) 459-8084
4411 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98516
www.oblarneyspub.com

Octapas Cafe
(360) 878-9333
414 – 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
octapascafe.com

Olympic Crest Coffee Roasters
(360) 923-0973
4211 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
www.olycrest.com

O’Malley’s Lounge
(360) 943-8807
2200 Garfield Ave. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
www.omalleyslounge.com

Pellegrinos Italian Kitchen & Catering
(360) 709-9020
205 Cleveland Ave. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
www.pellegrinositaliankitchen.com

Pizza Time
(360) 956-9020
112 NE Jefferson St.
Olympia, WA 98501
www.pizzatime.com

Ramblin’ Jack’s
(360) 754-8909
520 – 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
www.ramblinjacks.com

River’s Edge
(360) 753-5100
4611 Tumwater Valley Dr.
Tumwater, WA 98501
www.riversedgetumwater.com

Shipwreck Cafe
(360) 866-4788
244 Madrona Beach Rd. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
www.shipwreck.com

Sofie’s Scoops
(206) 245-5241
222 Capitol Way N, Ste. 116
Olympia, WA 98507
www.sofiesscoops.com

Speakeasy Salon, Spa & Bistro
(360) 515-5437
325 – 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
www.speakeasyoly.com

Squalli-Absch Grille
(360) 412-5000
Nisqually Red Wind Casino
12819 Yelm Hwy. SE
Olympia, WA 98513
www.redwindcasino.com


Home Grown

Cascadia Brewing Co.
(360) 943-2337
211 – 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
cascadiahomebrew.com

Cooper Point Public House
(360) 915-7880
3002 Harrison Ave.
Olympia, WA 98502
www.cooperpointpublichouse.com

Northwest Beerwerks
(360) 350-2051
420 Steele St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
www.nothwestbeerwerks.com

O’Blarney’s Irish Pub
(360) 459-8084
4411 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98516
www.oblarneyspub.com

The Olympia Farmers Market
(360) 352-9096
700 Capitol Way N
Olympia, WA 98501
www.olympiafarmersmarket.com

Pints & Quarts – Olympia
(360) 943-5611
625 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Ste. 560
Olympia, WA 98502
pintsoly.com

Rumors Wine Bar
(206) 434-8172
203 E 4th Ave., Ste.
Olympia, WA 98501
www.rumorswinebar.com

Sandstone Distillery
(360) 239-7272
842 Wright Rd. SE
Tenino, WA 98589
www.sandstonedistillery.com

Shoebox Spirits
(360) 628-8259
222 Capital Way N, Ste. 111
Olympia, WA 98501
www.shoeboxspirits.com

Tipsy Piano Bar
(360) 915-7181
514 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA 98501
tipsypianobar.com

Total Wine & More
(301) 795-1000
625 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Ste. 405
Olympia, WA 98502
www.totalwine.com


Thurston County Chamber of Commerce

About Us

Serving Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater since 1874, the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is growing a prosperous economy and vibrant community by connecting people, ideas and resources, creating a positive climate for businesses to succeed through tireless advocacy of business interests.

The Chamber’s commitment to regional planning, education, workforce development, community infrastructure and environmental stewardship helps create a vibrant community.

In addition, the Chamber is committed to providing business with tools for success. Branding and advertising, combined with unique networking opportunities, provides businesses with essential opportunities to grow. Every business and industry in our region has the ability to stand out and differentiate themselves from their competition through the Chamber. Our creative customized membership package allows individual businesses to design products and services that will best benefit their business culture and needs.

The Chamber is engaged in community stewardship and works to ensure all facets of the community are developing in a healthy and sustainable manner. By engaging in community development, the Chamber assists Thurston County in numerous areas including economic development, public policy, workforce development, K-12 education, higher education, healthy workplace initiatives, green business practices, environmental projects, transportation, small business development, and community leadership development.

The Chamber recognizes that the health of communities is dependent on the health of many different components. Being actively engaged in community development is a necessity in making our region a better place to live, work and conduct business.

Through membership, businesses have the ability to increase sales, increase profit margins by cutting expenses, and brand themselves with their communities.

Who Can Become a member?

Chamber membership is open to all businesses. Contact Member Services at (360) 357-3362 to discover what the Thurston County Chamber can do for you. For more information, visit thurstonchamber.com.


2018-2019 Board of Trustees

Joanna West
Chair
Washington Business Bank

David Schaffert
President/CEO
Thurston Chamber

Joseph Lanham
Chair Elect
Wells Fargo

Kevin Stormans
Vice Chair
Stormans, Inc.

Kim Adney
Treasurer
AccountSource

Jessica Coen
Past Chair

John Bash
Tumwater School District

Ron Bruchet
GHB Insurance

Michael Cade
Economic Development Council

David Cullen
David D. Cullen, Attorney

Cheryl Fambles
Board Advisor
PacMtn. Workforce Development

Trenton Fluetsch
Sunset Air

Perry Hanchey
Diamond Technology Innovations

Kelsey Hulse
Puget Sound Energy

Eric Johnston
SCJ Alliance

Zach Kosturos
Prime Locations

Shauna Stewart
Experience Olympia & Beyond

Theresa Wall
Kaufman Construction

Mike Williams
Williams Group
Marketing + Design

Rachel Young
Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes


Areas We Serve

Lacey

Established in 1891, Lacey is one of Puget Sound’s most livable and economically vibrant communities. Whether you’re searching for an optimal location to establish or expand your business; longing for that “Pacific Northwest experience” in which to live or raise a family; or seeking a mild climate and outstanding services for retirement, Lacey is a perfect fit.

Residents enjoy the highest median household income of any city or town in Thurston County. Known for its quiet, safe neighborhoods, the community’s crime rate is about one-half that of similarly sized cities in western Washington. Excellent waterfront- and golf course-living opportunities are found here, with urban-style townhomes presenting another popular option.

Nearly 20 percent of the community has been designated for parks and open space. With five freshwater lakes, the sparkling waters of Puget Sound, four outstanding golf courses, miles of walking and bicycle paths and the adjacent 3,700-acre Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, outdoor recreation opportunities are virtually unlimited.

The city also holds the distinction of being an official EPA “Green Power Community” due to its commitment to green power use – one of the first in the nation.

A wide array of community events, including an outdoor summer concert series, old-fashioned county fair, Capital Food and Wine Festival, Dixieland Jazz Festival, Lacey Spring Fun Fair and Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival, appeal to residents and visitors of all ages.

Students attending North Thurston Public Schools are among the most academically successful in the region, garnering state Board of Education Top Performing Schools designations, as well as mentions in Newsweek magazine. And in the center of the city’s downtown district, the pristine 300-acre campus of historic Saint Martin’s University offers quiet respite, the adjoining monastery’s bells often wafting through the forested setting.

It’s no wonder business enterprises from around the country have taken notice of Lacey’s high quality of life – and economic development has flourished as a result. Six times over the last decade, quarterly employment growth within the city and adjacent metro area has ranked within the top 15 percent of the nation’s 325 largest metropolitan counties.

City of Lacey
(360) 491-3214
420 College Street SE, Lacey
www.ci.lacey.wa.us

Olympia

As Washington State’s capital city, Olympia is the financial, cultural and economic center of south Puget Sound. National polls consistently rank Olympia at or near the top for livability. Currently, Olympia is:

  • Ranked by Sperling’s Best Places as the most secure mid-sized city.
  • Listed as a Top 10 small city for health and wellness on the Gallup Well-Being Index.
  • One of 10 great public spaces in 2010 for the Percival Landing Boardwalk.

In Olympia you will find the economic strength of state government; transportation access from Interstate 5 and State Route 101; an active waterfront port and marine terminal; local and national transit centers; and convenient access to rail lines. Olympia has a stable council-manager government structure with only three city managers since 1982. Olympia’s seven-member city council has adopted an action-oriented agenda, and in partnership with other local agencies is investing over $100 million in waterfront and downtown public projects.

Olympians take pride in the community’s visual beauty and livability. In 2011, the city received its 18th designation as a Tree City USA. A system of walking, biking and hiking trails provide a convenient commute and leisure access within the city and throughout the greater area. The quality of Olympia’s aquifer-fed, municipally operated water utility exceeds state and federal standards.

From wildlife habitats to playground and ball fields, the City of Olympia manages 40 parks totaling nearly 1,000 acres of property. And art comes alive in Olympia with more performing and visual art venues per capita than any other city in Washington State.

City of Olympia
(360) 753-8325
P.O. Box 1967, Olympia
www.olympiawa.gov

Tumwater

Tumwater, known as Washington’s first community, was the starting point for further American settlements at Olympia, Seattle, Whidbey Island and other points on Puget Sound. It was from Puget Sound that the movement to divide Oregon grew, resulting
in the creation of the Washington Territory
in 1853.

The city’s early growth and development were greatly influenced by the close proximity to the power generating falls of the Deschutes River, nearby salt water access for transportation and communication and abundance of timber in the area. The town developed on the lands around the mouth of the river, and homes and sawmills sprang up along its banks above the original settlement.

Tumwater is the third-largest city in Thurston County with an official population of 18,511, covering over 14.5 square miles.

City of Tumwater
(360) 754-5855
555 Israel Road, Tumwater
www.ci.tumwater.wa.us

Yelm

Yelm stands out among the most-livable cities in Thurston County – highly attractive and affordable. The quality of life remains as energizing and vital today as it was 150 years ago when settlers first arrived in the Nisqually Valley. Successful partnerships and community cooperation, individually and together, make the greater Yelm community strong and vibrant. Progressive- and community-minded leaders plan and shape this dynamic and exciting city where many opportunities exist.

Yelm offers safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, great schools, fabulous parks, family-oriented community celebrations and a vast array of business, employment and volunteer opportunities. Residents enjoy spectacular views of Mount Rainier from nearly every place in the city. Yelm is a recognized Tree City USA, city, holding the title for 15 consecutive years. It hosts the largest Arbor Day celebration in the state and boasts a diverse urban forest of beautifully vital and colorful street trees.

The city has thoughtfully invested in infrastructure upgrades over the past decade, creating new roads and parks, and also expanding the water system. Increased economic opportunities, availability of retail goods and services, proximity to military installations, and an abundance of recreation options are why many people have chosen to make Yelm their new hometown. An engaged, proactive business community and local service organizations work together to enhance and help maintain the exceptional quality of life experienced by our residents and our neighbors.

Yelm has become the center of commerce for south Thurston and southeast Pierce counties, with a daily service area of over 30,000 people. Walkable and beautiful, Yelm blends the past with the future to create a sense of history – mixing potential and hope in the present. Learning about the colorful characters who shaped Yelm and the surrounding prairie is easy at the new Yelm Historical Museum.

The Longmire Park athletic complex addresses the needs of our new and future generations. Built for young ball players, families and others, the park is a shining addition to the community and a prime spot for mountain viewing. Yelm’s Public Safety Building and Emergency Operations Center enhances public safety programs and court services, and provides state-of-the-art police services and emergency/disaster operations.

Other city services include a municipal water system and Washington’s first reclaimed-water treatment facilities. Reclaimed water is used for irrigation and provides water for a public catch-and-release pond at Cochrane Memorial Park, near the city center. Yelm city employees are professional, efficient and provide exceptional service in every department. Residents can expect to be treated with courtesy and respect.

Off the beaten track, Yelm is within driving distance of all the major metropolitan areas of western Washington. We invite you to discover Yelm, where we meet challenges with creative solutions to strengthen the fabric of our community and sustain our quality of life. Yelm is a great city to live, work and play.

City of Yelm
(360) 458-3244
105 Yelm Ave. W., Yelm
www.ci.yelm.wa.us

Thurston County

Thurston County, Washington, is 738 square miles situated at the southern end of Puget Sound between the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier, in between Portland and Seattle. The county has a moderate climate, typically without extreme temperatures. The average high is 63 degrees and the average low is 42 degrees. The rainfall is enough that the area stays green and beautiful year-round.

Unincorporated Thurston County is about 612 square miles from Lewis County to the south, up to the three major cities of Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater. In between you can find a variety of neighborhoods from the very modern to the more rural and rustic.

If you want urban amenities, there is a neighborhood for that. If you want isolation and Mother Nature all around, you can find that as well. There are several tidy cities and towns in the rural areas including Tenino, Rainier and Bucoda. There is also the booming area of Rochester and Grand Mound.

Thurston County boasts a wide array of recreational activities including three county parks. Burfoot and Frye Cove parks are pristine slices of nature, both situated on the salt water along Puget Sound. Kenneydell Park features a swimming area at fresh water Black Lake. The Chehalis Western Recreational Trail winds through spectacular scenery from the south county to the urban centers to the north.

Thurston County
(360) 754-3800
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia
www.co.thurston.wa.us

THURSTON COUNTY OFFICES

County Manager
(360) 786-5440

Commissioner’s Office
(360) 786-5440

Thurston County Assessor
(360) 867-2200

Thurston County Auditor
(360) 786-5224

Thurston County Clerk
(360) 786-5430

Thurston County Planning Commission
(360) 754-3355

Thurston County Treasurer
(360) 786-5550

OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Town of Bucoda
(360) 278-3525
110 Main St. N., Bucoda, www.site.bucoda.us

City of Rainier
(360) 446-2265
102 Rochester St., Rainier, www.ci.rainier.wa.us

City of Tenino
(360) 264-2368
149 Hodgden St. S., Tenino, www.ci.tenino.wa.us

Port of Olympia
(360) 528-8000
915 Washington St. NE, Olympia, www.portolympia.com

WASHINGTON STATE

General Information
(360) 753-5000
www.access.wa.gov

Elected Officials
Governor (360) 902-4111
Attorney General (360) 753-6200
Superintendent of Public Instruction (360) 725-6075
Lieutenant Governor (360) 786-7700
State Treasurer (360) 902-9001
Commissioner of Public Land (360) 902-1000
Secretary of State (360) 902-4151
State Auditor (360) 902-0370
Insurance Commissioner (360) 753-7301
Legislative Hotline (800) 562-6000

UNITED STATES

Elected Officials

U.S. Senate
(202) 224-3121, www.senate.gov

U.S. House of Representatives
(202) 224-3121, www.house.gov

BUSINESS RESOURCES

Also see your local city or county jurisdictions for specific area information.

Better Business Bureau
(206) 431-2222
www.thebbb.org

Economic Development Council
(360) 754-6320, www.thurstonedc.com

Internal Revenue Service
(800) 829-4933 / (360) 570-5410, www.irs.gov

Small Business Administration
(206) 553-7310, www.sba.gov

Small Business Development Center
(360) 407-0014, www.wsbdc.org

Small Business Resource Center
(360) 754-6320, www.thurstonedc.com

State Business Licensing & Certificates
(800) 451-7985, www.dol.wa.gov

Thurston Regional Planning Council
(360) 956-7575, www.trpc.org

Thurston County Small Business Incubator
(360) 357-3362, www.thurstonincubator.com

Timberland Regional Library
(360) 704-4636, www.trlib.org

LICENSING

Business Licenses
Contact your local city, county and/or state office.

Driver’s Licenses
(360) 902-3900, www.dol.wa.gov

Motor Vehicle Licenses or Titles
(360) 902-3770, www.dol.wa.gov

UTILITIES

Comcast
(800) 934-6489, www.comcast.com

Puget Sound Energy (gas/electric)
(888) 225-5773, www.pse.com

Century Link
Business (877) 744-4416
Residential (800) 475-7526
www.centurylink.com

Thurston County Solid Waste
Business Assistance (360) 867-2282
City of Olympia (360) 753-8340
LeMay (360) 4Dining86-8606