Newspaper Articles

The Olympian Sunday Real Estate Cover Article – July 1, 2018

ON JUNE 1ST, OLYMPIA MASTER BUILDERS & THE THURSTON COUNTY REALTORS® ASSOCIATION HOSTED THE FIRST OF ITS KIND, A GUIDED JOURNEY FOR OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, THROUGH THE HOME BUILDING PROCESS – FROM PLANNING TO PURCHASE.

The Home Building Bus Tour brought together local government and the businesses directly related to home construction to learn, discuss and collaborate in the face of our housing affordability dilemma. The tour was a huge success with presentations by Jeff Pantier, of Hatton Godat Pantier, on Platting, Planning and Permitting; Barbara Whitlow and Eric Lake, of Olympia Federal Savings, on Risk and Financing Development; Ron Deering, of Northwest Family Homes Inc., gave a tour of a live building development at Ridge at Ward Lake, and Phil Harlan, of Keller Williams Realty, spoke about the State of Real-Estate.

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The Chronicle OMB page – June 21, 2018

Lewis County OMB Scholarship Recipients

The OMB Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educate, foster and stimulate interest in the construction industry. The OMB Education Foundation offers scholarship grants to college or vocational/technical school bound students intending to pursue studies leading to a career in the construction industry. This year, the Education Foundation awarded over $13,000 in scholarships to seventeen students, throughout Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties to assist them in financing their education.

Lewis County OMB members help fund SkillsUSA Students to Nationals!

On the weekend of April 20-21, nine students at Centralia High School won SkillsUSA state championships and are now qualified for the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, KY in July. SkillsUSA is “a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce,” according to SkillsUSA.com.

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