Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House in Tenino Wins 'Economic Courage' Award


Five Olympia area businesses have won "economic courage" awards, the Thurston Economic Development Council announced this month.

What is economic courage?

The EDC defines it in the following way: "A leader, a business, nonprofit and or organization that, while facing economic uncertainty and a radical retraction of 'business as usual,' took extraordinary steps to provide a service, a product, and or a support service that made a positive impact to the community and or employees of their organization."

The five winners:

  • Agricultural business: Olympia Farmers Market.
  • New business: Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House, Tenino.
  • Nonprofit business: Northwest Cooperative Development Center, Olympia.
  • Small business: Van Tuinen Art, Olympia.
  • Large business: Crown Beverage Packaging North America, Olympia.