The Harbor Insider 
April 2017 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
From the CEO - Trade mission to China and back again
Last week, I returned from a 10-day trade mission to China with a delegation from our region.   Read more »
March Business of the Month - Harrison Family Mortuary
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is excited to announce Harrison Family Mortuary as the recipient of the 2017 March Business of the Month award.   Read more » 
Accelerate your company's growth with the ScaleUp 
Now's the time to apply for ScaleUp, a program designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion.   Read more » 
What does emotional intelligence have to do with business ?
There are trends in business that seem like they are dreamed up by coaches selling services.    Read more »
Member News
Port finishes 2016 strong thanks in part to record dry bulk exports
The Port of Grays Harbor reported a record volume of agricultural products exported through their Terminal 2 in 2016.   Read more »
Promotions announced at Timberland Bank
Michael R. Sand, president and CEO of Timberland Bank, recently announced the promotion of five senior officers to senior vice president.   
Quinault Nation President Sharp honored with American Indian Leadership Award
Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp received the 2017 American Indian Leadership Award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development at its 31st National Reservation Summit in Las Vegas last week.
Port of Grays Harbor and Satsop Business Park
announce public tour dates
Ever wonder about all those cars parked by Home Depot? Ever wanted to see the cooling towers at Satsop? Well, now is your chance!  
Port, Pasha become hub for recalled Volkswagens
If you see a surprising number of trucks hauling loads of Volkswagen diesel cars traveling through the East County area and Aberdeen, it's because Port of Grays Harbor facilities are being used to collect the cars and prepare them for their eventual return to the market after problems are fixed.   Read more »
Lake Quinault School hosts STEAM Family Night
The Lake Quinault School District hosted its third annual "STEAM Family Night" March 14 at the Amanda Park school. Over 200 students and parents attended demonstrations and hands-on activities in areas related to "science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics."   Read more »
Gaming profits of more than $3 million benefit Quinault Tribal youth programs
More than $3 million in gaming profits collected over the past several years have been allocated by the Quinault Indian Nation's business council to several programs benefitting the tribe's young people.   Read more »
Community and Business News
Aberdeen's first local brewery in decades will open on St. Patrick's Day
Aberdeen will see its first local beer brewer in more than 72 years when the Steam Donkey Brewing Company opens Friday (March 17).  
Olympic National Park sees rise in visitation during 2016
Olympic National Park saw an increase in visitation in 2016, with a total of 3,390,221 visits, according to a park release. This is a 3.87 percent increase from 3,263,761 visits in 2015 and 4.5 percent increase in visits from 2014. 
Ocosta robotics team headed to world championships
In the world of organized high school robotics competitions, it may be that size doesn't really matter. Smarts and savvy seem to be the secrets of success.   Read more » 
North Beach students display talents at the Youth Fine Art Open Show
The creative efforts of 49 student artists from North Beach Junior/Senior High School were on display March 24-25 as Associated Arts of Ocean Shores teamed with the Ocean Shores Public Library to launch an expanded Youth Fine Art Open Show.    Read more »  
Corps of Engineers to start Grays Harbor outer harbor maintenance dredging April 1
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin annual Grays Harbor maintenance dredging in the outer harbor April 1, using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' hopper dredge vessel Yaquina.    Read more »  
New flags, flagpole for Ocean Shores entrance
The new flagpole at Ocean Shores' city gates now has two new flags and new lights after a special American flag-raising ceremony on Friday morning.    Read more »
Aberdeen native Trisha Brown, choreographer who revolutionized dance in the 20th century, dies at 80
Chapman rural jobs bill: One year of free tuition for high-demand fields
Rep. Mike Chapman has introduced a bill that he claims will create jobs in rural counties with persistently high unemployment by offering one year of free tuition for students from rural counties pursuing careers in what are considered mid-level jobs.  
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