The Harbor Insider 
September 2016
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Congratulations to Marni's Petal Pusher
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Marni's Petal Pushers - in Montesano - as the Business of the Month for September 2016 .     Read more »
Wrapping up the Aberdeen Walking Tours
The two Aberdeen Walking Tours are concluding Labor Day weekend after a successful first year running.   Read more »
Big Idea: TED - "The next manufacturing revolution is here"
Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place - a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was.    Watch video here »
New tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans
Is online learning right for you?
One of the many challenges for business owners is keeping up with constantly changing systems and best practices.   Read more »
Member News
Xpress Natural Gas opens the Northwest's first CNG facility at the Satsop Business Park
Xpress Natural Gas's (XNG) first Northwest compressed natural gas (CNG) facility is open and ready for business at the Satsop Business Park.   Read more »
August Business of the Month
Marni's Petal Pushers in Montesano is Greater Grays Harbor Incorporated Business of the Month. BBQ lunch Saturday September 17th in celebration of their 5 year anniversary.  Read more » 
Westport launches first 125' motor yacht
The new 125' (38m) raised pilothouse motor yacht is the latest addition to Westport LLC's series of production yachts.   Read more »
Mayor's vision for Monte includes rest stop
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. 
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Alfie Bensinger Returns as Camp Bishop Director
It's difficult to interview Alfie Bensinger and do him justice in a short article, as his community involvement carries a lengthy pedigree of service.   Read more »  
Community and Business News
Finalists announced for Coast Works competition
Thirteen finalists from coastal communities are advancing in the Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition. The Quinault Indian Nation is this year's competition title sponsor.   Read more »  
Purcell officially beats Rossetti after recount, to face Walsh in November
It's official. Recount results Thursday from the Aug. 2 primary election eliminated incumbent state Rep. J.D. Rossetti for the 19th District House seat, affirming Teresa Purcell as the Democratic challenger.   Read more »
Writers' support center slated to open in September
Gregory and Ruth Zschomler continue refurbishing the former home of the Bible Missionary Church to serve as a support center for writers and authors called Harbor House.   Read more »
Homeless people address city council about their condition
James Horack and William Hougham told Aberdeen City Council members Wednesday that despite the perception of many people in the community, not everyone within the homeless population is a substance user or dealing with mental health challenges.    Read more »
College fish lab releases its first run of Coho salmon
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the fish lab at Grays Harbor College has been resurrected from an abandoned building to a working fish hatchery.    Read more »  
Cantwell and Kilmer Tout Bill to Support Innovation in Wood Building Construction, Tour Site of Future SPI Timber Mill
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) held a roundtable in Shelton, WA to discuss innovative wood products and their bipartisan bill that could create jobs and opportunities for rural communities.  
Westport South Beach Historical Society receives two key grants
The Westport South Beach Historical Society is one of 26 non-profit organizations and agencies that were recently awarded a total of $215,306 in grants from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation.  
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Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson Profiled As Part Of Statewide Exhibit
Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson is going to be featured in a statewide  Legacy Washington  exhibit titled,  "Who are we?"    Read more »
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