The Harbor Insider 
July 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Thank you - Member Appreciation BBQ
We appreciate the time and financial investment your business/organization makes to further our success! We hope you will join us.   Read more »
From the CEO: We Are In Charge of Our Community's Destiny
Recently, I have heard many people in our community say they hope for a large company to swoop into our area and become our community hero.   Read more »
New Member  CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. would like to welcome our new member, CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats. Brittany Figg, a young entrepreneur in the Harbor, founded the company in 2012.   Read more »
3 Cheap Marketing Ideas for Businesses on a Budget
Marketing can be one of your largest business expenses, particularly if you're unknown and just starting off.  Read more »
Member News
The SouthShore Mall is now "Shoppes at Riverside"
Making moves toward a better future, The SouthShore Mall has changed its name and is planning a "Grand Re-Opening."   Read more » 
Quinault Indian Nation now title sponsor for Washington Coast Works business competition
Washington Coast Works is pleased to announce the Quinault Indian Nation as the title sponsor for the 2016 Sustainable Small Business Competition.   Read more » 
Westport Winery expanding its horizons
One of Washington's most innovative wineries is taking another step in its evolution by opening a second location in an iconic Oregon coast town.   Read more » 
Apply for a Higher Education Scholarship June 1 - July 31
Each year TwinStar Credit Union offers eight scholarships of $2000 each to members pursuing higher education.   Read more » 
AGP supports Renewable Fuel Standards
Today, Steve Nogel, Vice President, Renewable Fuels, testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in favor of the federal law promoting the use of biofuels.  Read more »
Introducing the Farm to Beach Concept at Seabrook
In its 12th year, Seabrook, the decade old beach town along the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor County is bringing yet another revolutionary idea to the sustainable, authentic beach village.   Read more »  
Mike Folkers leaving Hoquiam to take Aberdeen finance job
Mike Folkers, finance director for the City of Hoquiam, is leaving to take the same position with the City of Aberdeen.   Read more »  
Community and Business News
Grays Harbor Celebrates the 4th of July with Festivals, Fireworks and Fun
In Grays Harbor, there are more than a few a ways to experience the 4th of July - with or without a bang.
Simpson Avenue Mobil station opens in Hoquiam
Hoquiamites now have another place to fuel up.
Pharmacy opens in McCleary
After 15 years, McCleary citizens again have the convenience of a local pharmacy in town. The McCleary HealthMart Pharmacy opened its doors on Wednesday, May 25, and had a steady flow of customers from the get go.
'It will happen here': Washington Coast school builds nation's first tsunami refuge  
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 » 
Cascadia Rising proves great teaching platform
The Cascadia Rising Exercise is over and Grays Harbor Emergency Management says it turned out to be a great teaching platform for not only local communities but for military response units assigned to participate in the exercise.    Read more » 
Chris Brunstad's Digital Synergy Finds Place in Ocean Shores
Enter Ocean Shore's Digital Synergy shop and be prepared to be struck by its unique atmosphere.   Read more » 
Beach Business: New fun ways to travel about town
Conway Bikeboards held its official ribbon cutting on Monday for its location at 676 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW (next to Namaste).   Read more »
Goodrich new City of Westport Public Works Director
City of Westport Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Kevin Goodrich was recently offered and has accepted the position of City Public Works Director. His first day on the job will be July 1.   Read more » 
Washington's Maritime Industries Strong; But Canada Could Eat Our Lunch
Washington state's maritime industries are more of an economic powerhouse than you probably imagined.  Read more »
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