Share your Local Opinions

Share your Local Opinions

Have you had a great experience at a local business? Did you stumble into your favorite new "hole-in-the-wall"? Just have strong opinions about local small businesses in Olympia that you want to share? We want to hear from you!

Sometimes it can be tough for small local businesses to compete in the expensive world of advertising. Instead they have to rely heavily on word-of-mouth, and the recommendations of other locals who have used their goods or services. And in today's connected online world those recommendations are finally changing the way we look at marketing.

We always try to promote our favorite local places here on Living in Olympia, but with only so many hours in the day we can't always cover every good local business and give them the exposure they deserve. That is why we are turning to you, our readers, to share your thoughts and experiences for the world (or at least Olympia) to see.

So, here is what we ask of you:

If you have a great experience at a local business you can share it in a few different ways.

  1. Write a review and send it to us at or use this Contact Form . Tell us how you would like to be credited for the story and include any photos relevant to the story or a photo of yourself. We'll do the dirty work of getting your story up on our site and out to the world!
  2. Find the business in our Go Local section and leave a comment about your experience using your Facebook account. If we don't have a listing for the business yet, please use our Contact Form to suggest we add it. We'll let you know when the listing is published so you can leave your review.
  3. If you don't like to write or you just don't want to be in the spotlight you can send us an email and we'll go check out the business and write up a story. We also appreciate it if you would tell the business owner about our site so they can contact us and help us get up good information about their goods or services.

The bottom line is that we want to make this site a rich resource for local information. We believe in local small businesses and we want to do our part to promote them. We hope you feel the same!

Looking forward to hearing from you...

Mike Conner - Mike Conner is the creator and editor of Living in Olympia. He is also a Real Estate Broker and President of City Realty, Inc. in Olympia WA. Mike has a passion for promoting community. He is active in local athletic programs, volunteering his time with both the North Thurston High School boys basketball team and Tumwater Valley Golf Course.

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