The Harbor Insider 
June 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
May Organization of the Month - WEfish 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce WEfish as May Organization of the Month.   Read more »
Aberdeen Historical Walking Tours Coming! 
Beginning mid-June through Labor Day Weekend, there will be two guided walking tours available to locals and tourists looking to take a glimpse into Aberdeen's rich history.  Read more »
The Path Forward - Strategies for Creating the Economy of Tomorrow  
Presentation and report outlined strategies communities can take to help support small business and create a more vibrant community to live and work in.  Read more »
2016 State of Grays Harbor and Economic Vitality Index 
2016 EVI unveiled - a report showing trend data and highlights of key economic sectors and activity within Grays Harbor County.   Read more »
Statewide small business listening tour coming to Grays Harbor 
The Association of Washington Business wants to hear from small businesses in Grays Harbor on June 28. The result of the meetings will be a 2017 legislative agenda to help small businesses compete and grow in Washington state. 
Harbor Square - Check out our new website for upcoming events 
Thinking of expanding your business, or starting a new one. We have the location for you; with plenty of parking and traffic.  Read more »
QIN Summer Youth Employment Opportunities
The Quinault Indian Nation employs Tribal youth ages 14-18 for approximately six weeks during the summer months typically starting July 5 and runs through August 26.  Read more »
Member News
Tractor Supply confirms Aberdeen location
In a press release from the Tennessee-based retailer sent out Tuesday, the company confirmed it would move into the former TOP Food building in the Olympic Gateway Plaza.  
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino signs contract with gaming company
The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino has contracted with a Nevada-based company called Scientific Games as part of the casino's planned $25 million expansion set to be finished later this year.  Read more » 
Westport Winery Earns High Points in World Competition
Westport Winery's Bordello Blonde and Lighthouse White each earned 90-points in the recent World Wine Championships of White Wines held in Chicago, Illinois.  Read more » 
Investment opportunities abound around North Beach
The past, present and future of North Beach commercial development was brought into focus May 13 for a one-day Invest at the Ocean seminar coordinated by Windermere Real Estate's Ocean Shores office and several North Beach banks.  Read more »
Port will offer tours to public
The Port of Grays Harbor will offer public tours of the Port and walking tours of Satsop Business Park this summer.
The program will give the public a firsthand look at the marine terminals and industrial properties that support Grays Harbor jobs.   Read more » 
Community and Business News
GHC students win top awards at Bellingham welding competition  
Grays Harbor College students won top awards in the professional and college division at the annual Bellingham Technical College Welding Rodeo Skills Contest.  Read more » 
Jonathon Ball - Building a future with his hands  
Jonathon Ball likes working with his hands. Since he was little, the 18-year-old Aberdeen High School senior says he has been taking apart and putting back together anything he could get his hands on.   Read more » 
Kilmer Announces Rural Community Grant for Grays Harbor to Help Create More Affordable Housing Options
Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) announced that Grays Harbor County received a grant to help create more affordable housing options in the area.  Read more » 
Grays Harbor's unemployment continues to drop
For the third month in a row Grays Harbor's unemployment rate dropped but it is still the fifth highest in the state.  Read more »
Twin Bridges County Park Revitalized for Family Fun in Grays Harbor
As the sun climbs higher in the sky, enjoy Grays Harbor's natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities at the newly upgraded Twin Bridges County Park.  Read more »
Macklemore coming to Hoquiam
Macklemore is coming to the 7th Street Theater in August.
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Can a millennial mayor save Kurt Cobain's dying hometown?
Follow Route 101 through northwest Washington, and you're sure to see it - the welcome sign outside the town of Aberdeen.  Read more »
Blackbeard's Brewing already expanding in Westport
Next to the existing brewpub, they've erected a large building that will eventually house the brewery and a small tasting room.    Read more »  
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