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Thurston County Chamber is hosting July 21 its July forum, which will focus on Thurston Strong successes and will give attendees a look at future Thurston Strong economic recovery initiatives and resources available for impacted businesses and workers.

The luncheon and presentation is open to the public and will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel RL Olympia. The forum, titled “Thurston Strong & A Model for Community Resilience,” will feature a presentation by Jason Robertson with J Robertson and Company, strategic planning and public communications firm, and Thurston Strong.

Thurston Strong was formed in 2020 when the Thurston Regional Economic Task Force — represented by the City of Lacey, City of Olympia, City of Tumwater, City of Yelm, Thurston County, Experience Olympia & Beyond, Olympia Downtown Alliance, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Port of Olympia, Thurston County Chamber, Thurston Economic Development Council, and local tribal nations — convened to create the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiative. The goal is to provide information to workers and employers in Thurston County and to help ensure that the region received resources to aid and offer relief during the coronavirus pandemic, including support for small businesses.