The Harbor Insider 
January 2017 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Congratulations to the Vaughan Company
Greater Grays Harbor Inc. is excited to announce Vaughan Company, Inc. as the recipient of the 2016 December Business of the Month award.  Read more »
Welcome Western Washington Public Adjusters
Please give a warm welcome to new member Western Washington Public Adjusters.   Read more » 
7 of the Best TED Talks for Small Business
One of the hardest things about running a business is finding the resources you need - be it human resources, financial resources, or educational resources.   Read more » 
Member News
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2017
The Family Birth Center at Grays Harbor Community Hospital delivered over 500 babies in 2016. Dr. Carey R. Martens  delivered our first baby of 2017.  
Jon M. Melville takes over management of Grays Harbor Title Company
After almost 40 years of running Grays Harbor Title Company, Mike Melville, former vice president and regional manager of Grays Harbor Title Company; Pacific Title Company and Pacific County Title Company, has turned the reins over to Jon M. Melville.    Read more »
Hoquiam school superintendent announces retirement
Hoquiam school superintendent Mike Parker has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year.   Read more »  
WeFish 2016 Year in Review
We have a running joke around our house that "the stakes have never been higher." It comes from the plethora of fishing-logging-mining reality shows that fill the channels these days.  Read more » 
Reliable Power and Data Backup Draw Banks, Business to "Co-Locate" at Satsop Business Park
The motto, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night" might be associated with postal carriers, but it could also apply to the Port of Grays Harbor's colocation facility at the Satsop Business Park.   Read more »  
Community and Business News
Port Commission approves Satsop lease with, a large online retailer, will locate a customer service call center at the Satsop Business Park and plans to employ about 150 people.  
Montana company buys former Mary's River Lumber mill
Fox Lumber of Hamilton, Mont., has signed a lease for the Montesano property formerly and informally known as the "Mary's River property" on State Route 107 at the south end of the city.   Read more » 
Villopoto puts big name to Straddleline ORV Park
Four-time supercross and three-time motocross champion Ryan Villopoto and his company PNWMX, LLC have been selected as the new promoter for Straddleline ORV Park by the Grays Harbor County Commissioners.  Read more » 
Possible Montesano rest stop inching forward
Leadership at the City of Montesano is continuing discussions about a possible rest stop for travelers heading toward the beach.    Read more »  
This Northwest timber county hadn't voted GOP since Herbert Hoover. But times have changed
Before coal became king and the Rust Belt rusted, the Pacific Northwest began building an economy based on timber. The Oregon Country shipped its first load of logs to China in 1833.   Read more »
Bar business veterans will open in Polish Club location
Kevin Bradshaw and Jeff Kuni, with more than 40 years in the bar business between them, are opening a new establishment soon in the Polish Club in Aberdeen.   Read more »  
Grays Harbor County unemployment rate third highest in state
The unemployment rate in Grays Harbor County took a slight dip in November, but is still third highest in the state; only Wahkiakum and Ferry counties posted worse numbers for the month.   Read more »
Drew Wolff and Cheryl B. Fambles Appointed to the Seattle Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
The Bank appointed Cheryl B. Fambles, CEO, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, to the Seattle Branch board of directors for a three-year term, effective January 1, 2017.   Read more »
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