Ryan Rutledge (Hawks Prairie), Dan Jones

Dan is the founder of Thurston Talk and Ryan is the business development manager.

Thurston Talk is an on-line information source serving the Thurston County community. They have an event calendar that is free of charge. They make most of their revenue through advertising. They have an average of 50,000 viewers on their site and 21,000 Facebook followers. They have offered to write an article about the Teddy Bear Tea Party at no charge and will post it on their site a month before the event.