The Harbor Insider 
October 2017 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
From the CEO - What the experts say about site selection in Grays Harbor
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum in Seattle.   Read more »  
State Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaking at October Business Forum Lunch
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. will be welcoming Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to headline the October Business Forum Lunch.   Read more and RSVP here »
CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats named September Business of the Month
The September Business of the Month award was presented by Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) to CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats.   Read more » 
Anatomy of a Great Blog Post
Want a sure-fire way to get more traction on your business blog posts? Make sure each post contains these important pieces.    Read more »
Member News
Summit breaks ground on wellness center
A crowd of about 100 people gathered beneath a canopy tent above Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma at the site of the future home of the wellness center on Sept. 15.  
Sea School Coming To Aberdeen To Train Future Mariners
The  Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority is starting a school to train the future of the maritime industry.
In a release, the seaport announced that they have been selected for a 3-year, $512,000 grant to implement a "Sea School."   
LeMay donates truck to GHC diesel program
Waste Connections and its subsidiary, Lemay Enterprises of Grays Harbor, has donated a 1996 trash collector vehicle to the Grays Harbor College Diesel Technology program.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Makes Changes to Address Primary Care Shortage
As health care costs rise and legislation continues to be uncertain, it has become imperative that Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) make changes to the organization for its long-term viability.    Read more »
Annual Showcase Grays Harbor features agriculture
Buses filled with excited harborites rolled out from the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds for the 18th annual Showcase Grays Harbor. 
Beach Business: Record summer sales for Seabroook
Seabrook reported more than $20 million in home sales this summer, $13 million from August alone. 
Community and Business News
BHP electronically files shorelines application with Hoquiam for potash facility
BHP, the Australia-based company proposing a large potash storage and shipping facility at Terminal 3 at the Port of Grays Harbor, filed for a shorelines permit with the City of Hoquiam Friday.  
Harbor first stop on lawmaker 'listening tour'
Ocean Shores had several seats at the forum recently when more than a dozen state representatives, including Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, came to the Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion for the first stop on a listening tour. 
State champs Elma FFA nationals bound
Elma FFA was crowned state FFA Poultry Science Champion at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on Saturday, Sept. 16. Students evaluated a variety of consumer based poultry products and utilized knowledge as food science and consumer science inspectors. 
Reach the Beach to benefit Lung Association and Grays Harbor
Reach the Beach, which also occurs every year in Oregon, will have several starting points along a single route (depending on how far each participant wishes to ride). All will cross the finish line in Westport. 
Evo partners with LOGE Co. to expand destinations
Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon based retailer Evo is partnering up with LOGE Co., providing financial resources, general support and guidance on capital raises, and real estate development for future Loge Co. properties.  
Main Street effort in Aberdeen explained at open house
Main Street, a program that aims to bring back decayed downtown business districts in small cities, could work in Aberdeen and provide the resources to completely revitalize downtown, supporters said Tuesday evening at an open house informational meeting at the D&R Events Center.  

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