The Harbor Insider 
May 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
April Business of the Month - Techline 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Techline as our April Organization of the Month.  Read more about their long history in the Harbor at Grays Harbor Talk.  Read more »
Welcome New Member Oyhut Bay  
This summer, Oyhut Bay in Ocean Shores will welcome guests, visitors and homeowners with SummerFest, special events every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Read more » 
6 Ways to Build Lasting Customer Relationships
In this age of consumerism, there's a choice for every product. You alone do not hold a monopoly on your product so you must understand that the customer is king.  Read more »
Member News
New president selected for Grays Harbor College
The Grays Harbor College Board of Trustees unanimously selected Dr. James Minkler of Spokane to be the new president, assuming the role of retiring President Ed Brewster who leaves June 30.  Read more » 
Rising from the ashes- Cranberry Road Winery rebuild begins
With plans for an even bigger and better operation, Cranberry Road Winery & Bog Water Brewing Co. owners/operators Chris and Maria Tiffany recently started work on rebuilding their business.  Read more » 
Hoquiam boat launch ribbon cutting May 9th
The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to open Hoquiam's new 9th and Levee Street Boat Launch and Moorage Floats.  Read more »
Westport Winery, the westernmost winery in the state, embraces its coastal culture
Westport Winery, located between Aberdeen and Westport, takes its cues from the beach, right down to its lighthouse-themed architecture.  Read more »
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Hires New Director of Science Education
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport is pleased to announce the addition of Christie Barchenger to the organization's team as Director of Science Education.  Read more »
Community and Business News
A millennial mayor and his timber town 
Follow Route 101 through northwest Washington, and you're sure to see it - the welcome sign outside the town of Aberdeen.  Read more »
The Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, a Trump-free bird and people sanctuary 
Washington will be receiving two distinctive sets of visitors out of the sky on Saturday, May 7.  Read more »
State high court to hear lawsuit challenging Grays Harbor oil terminal
The Washington state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge by a tribe and others over oil terminal projects proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor.  Read more »
Summit Pacific Wins Intalere Healthcare Achievement Award
Summit Pacific Medical Center has been recognized by Intalere, formerly Amerinet, as an Intalere Healthcare Achievement Award winner in the category of Supply Chain/Data Management or Supply Cost Efficiencies.  Read more »
State budget includes funds for coastal erosion effort
The state budget approved in Olympia provides funding for the Coastal Resiliency Project spearheaded by Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler.  Read more »
Jobless rates fall on the Twin Harbors 
The unemployment rate on Grays Harbor contintued to fall in March, while Pacific County's jobless rate fell to a level it hadn't seen in three months.  Read more »
Hidden Coast Scenic Byway signs will brand Highway 109  
A coalition of local governments and business interests plans to have a series of road signs installed along Highway 109 soon, calling attention to the stretch of road between Hoquiam and Taholah as the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway.  Read more » 
A history of tinkering on Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor has been home to its share of inventors over the years in all areas of science and industry.  Read more »
Upcoming Events
5/9 - Hoquiam boat launch ribbon cutting May 9th

5/10 - Business After Hours Sponsored by Cake Cakes

5/12 - State of Grays Harbor

5/24 - Business Forum Lunch: The Path Forward - Strategies for Creating the Economy of Tomorrow
Work Doodle
Opportunities 4 Biz
Workshops and Classes
5/11 - Tax Talks: What You Need to Know About Small Business Taxes (Online - FREE)

5/11 - DIY Market Research with the U.S. Census Bureau
(Online - FREE)

5/16 - Impact Washington Two Day Toyoya Kata Workshop (Kent - $595)

5/26 - Slay the Social Media Dragon Part 1 and 2 (Online - FREE) 
Thanks to our Leaders Circle Members!
This Month's New and Renewing Members
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