The Harbor Insider 
August 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Congratulations to our July Business of the Month
We appreciate the time and financial investment your business/organization makes to further our success! We hope you will join us.   Read more »
Congratulations to Tropical Tanning Salon and Boutique
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. presented Tropical Tanning Salon and Boutique located at 506 8th Street in Hoquiam, WA. with "June Business of the Month" award  Read more »
 Aberdeen walking tours are in full swing
The Aberdeen Walking Tours are going strong! Regular times and dates are still in place through Labor Day weekend  Read more »
GGHI launches new Instagram 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is now on Instagram! Here we are showcasing the many opportunities available from the Gateway to the Olympics.  See it here »

6 Tips to Bring Emails in Line with Customer Needs and Increase Sales

Email is a great way to stay top of mind, but only if it's done correctly.   Read more »
Member News
Mall introduces new name, management
Officials of the former SouthShore Mall - now re-branded as Shoppes at Riverside - held a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, hailing it as a new beginning for the long-moribund shopping center in South Aberdeen.  
Harbor Square is open for business and businesses
The long-vacant grocery store building once known as the "middle Swanson's," has come back to life under the vision of the family that has owned the Aberdeen property for years.   Read more » 
The Smart Way to Look for Talent
Washington employers now have a powerful free online tool for finding the best talent for their businesses.   Read more » 
Port of Grays Harbor wins prestigious communications award for 4th grade tour program
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has awarded the Port of Grays Harbor the 2016 Overall Award of Excellence for its 4th Grade Tour Program.   Read more » 
So, you want to start a business?
After more than a decade of being a business consultant for small businesses, I've seen many people start businesses who were not aware of what it actually takes to succeed.   Read more » 
Worker Retraining Funding for Bachelor Degree Programs
The first 4-year degree program, BAS in Organizational Management, starts at the College in the Fall. Students who qualify for WRT funding can receive WRT financial aid.  Read more »
Marine Log CEO Spotlight: Q&A with George W. Pasha, IV
George W. Pasha, IV, President and CEO of The Pasha Group sits down with Marine Log to discuss the group's humble beginnings and his plans for its future.   Read more »  
Hesco Armor, Inc. Newest Achievement Further Emphasizes Exceptional Quality
Hesco Armor continues to emphasize their outstanding reputation for quality standards and performance with achievement of ISO and BA certificates.    Read more »
Community and Business News
Burger King coming to Elma
The City of Elma soon will be the home of the Whopper.   Read more » 
Gardening, brew supply shop opens in Elma
For East County residents who have made the leap from beer connoisseur to hobbyist, the need for supplies and equipment may have had them making the drive to Olympia - But not anymore.    Read more »
Report: Ocean Shores real estate sales on upswing
Houses are selling faster. Inventory is declining, and prices are going up.    Read more »
Big donations to aid Olympic, Rainier national parks 
The new gym at Ocosta Elementary outside Westport is strong enough to withstand a megaquake and tsunami - and can shelter at least 2,000 people on its roof.   Read more » 
Hoqiuam Business Association asks for city council support
The president of the Hoquiam Business Association asked the city council on Monday to lend its support as the organization prepares its application to become part of the Washington State Main Street Program.    Read more » 
Washington voters get minimum wage initiative
An initiative which gives voters the chance to raise the minimum wage in Washington to $13.50 by 2020 and require most companies to offer some sick leave will be on the November ballot.  
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Crowd-funding raises prize money for Coast Works business plan competition
This year's Coast Works entrepreneurs include a cultural tourism business, a wood boat kit manufacturer, a beekeeper, a construction business, and more.   Read more »
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