The Harbor Insider 
October 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Congratulations to Westport, L.L.C.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Westport, L.L.C. as the Business of the Month for September 2016.    
Is your business prepared?
Preparing a business for a disaster can be an overwhelming subject. But it doesn't have to be. This is a good place to start.   Read more »
Big Idea: TED - " Your body language shapes who you are"
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.   Watch video here »
10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales
Here are ten ways you can start doing that today.  
Grant for Youth Employment
Provide program resources for projects and activities that support Youth and Young Adult Employment Preparation. 
Member News
Comcast Business Expansion Near Port Of Grays Harbor Increases Speed
Comcast Business announced they are expanding service to parts of Aberdeen, increasing the maximum local internet speed to those areas to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).   Read more » 
Grays Harbor College to offer Forest Resource Management program
Grays Harbor College is partnering with Green River College to launch a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Forest Resource Management (BASFRM).   Read more »
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Employees Become CHEST Certified
What does the City of Montesano need to do to grow? That's the question Mayor Vini Samuel posed to the city council during the Aug. 9 council meeting.    Read more »
Hop Over to Hoptoberfest at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
If, like me, that thought makes you shudder, consider a weekend escape to Hoptoberfest at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.   Read more »  
Triple Golds in Denver for Westport Winery
Westport Winery earned three gold medals in the 12th Annual Denver International Wine Competition.   Read more »  
Community and Business News
19th District candidate forum covers broad range of issues
Needs of rural areas dominated the conversation that included many of the region's problems.   Read more »
24th District candidates make their case at forum
None of the six are from Grays Harbor County.    Read more »
Showcase tour hits the North Beach
Business and government leaders tour the North Beach as part of the Greater Grays Harbor Inc. Showcase Tour.    Read more »
Loggers celebrate local industry and tradition at Loggers Playday
The whole town of Hoquiam seemingly showed up to this 52nd annual Loggers Playday at Olympic Stadium.   Read more »
Planned flood project would increase protection in Aberdeen, Hoquiam
North Shore Levee and related infrastructure improvements would have positive economic benefits, too.
Grays Harbor Rises To 3rd Highest Unemployment Statewide
The Washington State Employment Security Department reports that August unemployment sits at 8.8%.    Read more »  
Olympic Peninsula showcased during GeoTour event
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission (OPTC) partners have announced another way to enjoy the Olympic Peninsula with the Highway 101 Scenic Byway Loop GeoTour.    Read more »  
Upcoming Events
10/8 -  Hoptoberfest

Events Calendar
Opportunities 4 Biz
Workshops and Classes
(Webinar - Free) 
Please join SCORE for this timely webinar to learn what the rules are, how they will affect your business, and what you can do to be prepared. 
(Webinar - Free)
This SCORE event is a half day of learning with 8 informative webinars on how you can leverage technology to meet your goals. 

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