The Harbor Insider 
April 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
March Organization of the Month - Umpqua Bank Branch in Montesano
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Umpqua Bank - Montesano Branch as our March Organization of the Month.  Read more »
Welcome New GGHI Board Members: Penny Eubanks, Clarinda Underwood and Jon Martin
Greater Grays Harbor would like to welcome Clarinda Underwood with the Quinault Nation, Jon Martin with Martin Bruni Liquor and Penny Eubanks with Pasha Automotive to the Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. Board of Directors.   Read more » 
ASAP Business Solutions Opens Their Sixth Southwest Location in Aberdeen
ASAP Business Solutions opens their 6th Southwest Washington location in Aberdeen on April 1st.   Read more » 
Targeting Your Ideal Customer
No matter what your hobby, there are tools of the trade. If you fish, you match the type of bait you use to the kind of fish you want to land. The same is true of your business marketing.    Read more »
Member News
Ownership change at Ocean Shores Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate announced an ownership change in the Ocean Shores office - Tom Quigg has reached agreement to sell the local office to Travis and Jill Jelovich.  Read more » 
Supplemental budget awards $550K to Gateway Center project
The recently approved supplemental state capital budget includes money for the Gateway Center project in Aberdeen - but only about a third of what was requested.  Read more » 
TwinStar Wins 2015 Best Of South Sound Contest
TwinStar Credit Union would like to thank all our members who voted for us in The Olympian's Best of South Sound contest. Your votes made us the winners of the Best Credit Union category, and we appreciate the recognition.   Read more »
Girard Wood Products wins award
Last month, Morningside presented Girard Wood Products with an Outstanding Employer Award.  Read more »
State-of-the-art Health Care Just around the Corner to McCleary Residents, Courtesy of Summit Pacific Medical Center
Summit Pacific is replacing their current Mark Reed Healthcare Clinic in McCleary with a brand new, larger, state-of-the-art facility which will be located on the main corridor in downtown McCleary to offer what Renee Smith, Director of Rural Health Clinics, calls "healthcare in their own backyard."  Read more »
Renewable Energy Group reports Q4, full-year 2015 financials
"Despite challenging conditions in markets in which we operate, 2015 was another year of growth and resiliency for REG," said Daniel J. Oh, president and CEO. Read more »
Presidential Search Finalists
The Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees have announced four finalists in the Presidential Search process.  Each of the finalists will be scheduled for a full day of interviews on campus after the start of Spring Quarter, between April 11-22.  Read more »
Ocean Grill - Casual Elegance, Delicious Eats in Hip Waders or Party Attire
Visitors and locals alike are rejoicing with a new restaurant in town. Recently, Operations Manager at Bennett's Coastal Restaurants, Ron Lambert, realized a dream when he helped to open Ocean Grill.  Read more »
Community and Business News
State Sen. Hargrove announces retirement from Legislature 
Sen. Jim Hargrove (D-Hoquiam), a 24th District legislator for more than 30 years, announced his retirement on the last day of the Legislature's regular session on Thursday evening.  Read more »
Wendy's is coming to Aberdeen (For real this time) 
While the rumor has existed for many years in Aberdeen, it is a rumor no more. With an official listing as a location on the Wendy's website, plans filed with the City of Aberdeen, and a timeline from the ownership group, Wendy's is coming, and soon.  Read more »
Aberdeen's Western Steel joins solar age 
Western Steel &Supply Inc., one of the longest-standing tenants of the Port of Grays Harbor - dating back to the mid-1920s - has gone solar.  Read more »
Navy shows interest in Twin Harbor state parks land for training 
The U.S. Navy has apparent interest in using land at three state parks near Westport to conduct special-operations training, though those plans have not been confirmed, Navy officials said.  Read more »
Unemployment rate drops in Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor's unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% from January's 10% and it is tied for the ninth highest in the state with Pacific and Franklin counties.  Read more »
YWCA of Olympia Brings Economic Empowerment Program to Grays Harbor County
he Women's Economic Empowerment Program (EEP), a partnership between YWCA Olympia, the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) and the Thurston Chamber of Commerce.  Read more »
Upcoming Events
4/12 - Business After Hours Sponsored by Channel Point Village

4/13 - Refresh Live Leadership Simulcast - Express Employment

4/26 - Business Forum Lunch: Health on the Harbor

5/12 - State of Grays Harbor

Opportunities 4 Biz
Grants and Financing
Grant and Loan: Rural Energy for America Program

GrantSelect and GrantStation are free grant search tools available through Timberland Library.
Workshops and Classes
4/14 - Your Business-Start Smart (Aberdeen Library - FREE)

4/20 - Coffee & Cash: How to Finance Your Business (Olympia - FREE)

4/23-4/24 - Dependable Strengths: A 2-Day Workshop for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs
(Aberdeen - $95)
Work Doodles
Thanks to our Leaders Circle Members!
This Month's New and Renewing Members
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.
Stay In Touch

Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter