The Harbor Insider 
November 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
The report is a culmination of 90 interviews with area business leaders and owners. It captures their thoughts on the area's business climate, development priorities, and future economic outlook.  Read more »
You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life - and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care of your loved ones.  
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Please help us welcome new member Hana Perlee, Independent Brand Partner for Nerium International.  
Congratulations to Mark Rossetti - State Farm Insurance
The Ambassador team presented Mark Rossetti - State Farm Insurance Agent located at 613 Oak Street, Aberdeen, WA with Business of the Month for October 2016.  Read more » 
The 2016 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo is an exciting one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for our region for the coming year.  Read more » 
A new tool to grow your Business: "Economic Gardening"
Economic Gardening specialists assist CEOs to identify potential or missed opportunities such as leveraging new or emerging markets, refining business models and gaining access to competitive intelligence.  Read more » 
Big Idea: TED - " The surprising science of happiness"
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert explains the fallacy behind the notion that to achieve happiness, people must get what they want.    Watch video here »
Help stop fraud in Washington 
If you own a business in Washington state, the Department of Revenue, Labor & Industries and the Employment Security Department need you to take this survey to help them address business fraud in our state.  Take survey here » 
Member News
Grays Harbor biodiesel plant obtains additional $5 million credit facility
REG Grays Harbor, one of the largest biodiesel plants in the U.S., obtained a new $5 million credit facility to pay for capital expenditures, a sign that the biodiesel business grows despite the challenges posed by cheap fossil fuels.  Read more » 
Leading cannabis developer leases facility at Satsop Business Park
The Satsop Business Park's 50,000 sq. ft. Enterprise Warehouse will soon be home to a world-class, indoor cannabis cultivation facility.  Read more » 
Retiring State Sen. Jim Hargrove was given special recognition and Seabrook was named Large Business of the Year Friday night during the 125th Leaders Banquet and Business Recognition Awards dinner at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.  Read more »
Coastal Harvest Announces Angela Burton as New Executive Director
Coastal Harvest's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Burton as Executive Director, effective November 2, 2016. Read more »  
Vaughan Company's 92,000 sq. ft. expansion 
A large expansion project is underway at Vaughan Company's Montesano location off Monte-Elma Road.  Read more »  
Grays Harbor College to offer new teaching program
This is GHC's third planned four-year program and will focus on improving the skills of area workers Read more »  
Community and Business News
This shoe salesman lived an unassuming life. Then he died, and his hometown got quite the surprise
Ken Millen was born in 1930 and grew up here on North C Street, a neighborhood of treeless blocks along the Wishkah River, which occasionally swallows a chunk of a deteriorating house and carries it away.  Read more » 
Swanson's Foods changed ownership 
Swanson's Foods, a family business that goes back more than 100 years in Grays Harbor, is under new ownership, according to Mark Swanson, who relinquished leadership on Friday.   Read more » 
Longtime Hoquiam businessman Ken Johnson dies
Ken Johnson, longtime Hoquiam businessman and Daily World Citizen of the Year in 2005, died Tuesday at home after a brief illness.  Read more » 
Elma Chamber of Commerce Presents Elma Dental Center with Business of the Quarter Award 
Dr. David Blackett and Elma Dental Center received the Elma Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Quarter Award for the third quarter of 2016.  Read more »
Straddleline ORV park has a new operator: Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor County is temporarily back in charge of Straddleline ORV - an off-road destination for dirt bikes that also occupies part of Thurston County - after the operators decided to pass on a lease extension.  Read more »  
New innkeepers at Ocean Avenue Inn in uptown Westport
Since mid-August, Daniel and Robyn Brown have been the new innkeepers at the Ocean Avenue Inn in uptown Westport.   Read more »  
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