Thurston Strong Releases New Grants

Thurston Strong Micro-Business Standup Grants Now Available Thurston Strong partners are pleased to announce the availability of microgrant funding for Thurston County small businesses.  The Thurston Strong Micro-Business Standup Grant is offered as a helping hand to...

Try the Tour de Fries

Every July 13th, National Fry Day celebrates America’s favorite side. French fries are also known as chips, fries, finger chips, or French-fried potatoes. Take a fry tour of Yelm with these 5 favorites! Battered fries from The Cattleman The Cattleman is located at...

Yelm Chamber Offers Grant to Businesses

One of the things that the Yelm Chamber really wanted to do when COVID-19 forced shutdowns of local businesses was help. We offered resources to our members, connected them to federal and state grants, but wanted to do more. Thanks to those who selflessly love Yelm,...

5 Burgers in Yelm You Won’t Want to Miss

Every May 28, National Hamburger Day celebrates America’s most iconic food. While the hamburger was originated in Hamburg, Germany, we credit the hamburger as we know it, to Seymour, Wisconsin. Americans eat over 50 billion burgers every year, but we’ve listed 5...

4 Ways to Look Awesome on Video Conference Calls

Be honest. Do you love or hate video conferencing? There’s nothing more awkward than dialing in to a conference call only to find out it’s a video conference call and you haven’t showered since the weekend. Even if you have showered, video calls can...

CARES Guidelines

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available...