The Harbor Insider 
August 2017 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News

Vacations by the Sea named July Business of the Month

Greater Grays Harbor has awarded Vacations by the Sea with the honor of Business of the Month.   Read more »  
Favorite, Not Just an Adjective
When Sheri Jones and Mike Lawson opened a tiny in-home screen-printing shop and online store, they never anticipated that 11 years later they would be purchasing a home in Aberdeen and running their own produce stand .   Read more » 
Dare to be Different: 5 Ways to Recreate Your Business for Greater Revenue
Most people come up with an idea, or they have a passion, and they decide to turn it into a business.   Read more »
Member News
Timberland Bancorp added to Russell 2000 Index
Timberland Bancorp, Inc. announced it was added to the Russell 3000 Index and the Russell 2000 Index when Russell investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 26, 2017.  
SPMC named fourth in "most beautiful hospital" contest
Grays Harbor Community Hospital has recently hired 13 registered nurses and 12 of them came directly from the recent graduates of the Grays Harbor College nursing program.   Read more »
Harbor Pacific Keeps Up with the Thirsts of its Customers
You don't stay in business for 60 years without having your finger on the pulse of your customers and putting forth a constant effort to innovate and introduce new services and products.  Read more »
Hospital goes to GHC to help fill open nursing positions
Grays Harbor Community Hospital has recently hired 13 registered nurses and 12 of them came directly from the recent graduates of the Grays Harbor College nursing program.   Read more »
Port applies for permits for much-needed Westport Marina dredging
The Port of Grays Harbor has applied for the necessary Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Ecology permits for dredging Westport Marina, but the project is in limbo until the state Legislature passes a capital budget.   Read more »
Community and Business News
Gov. Inslee visits Westport
On Monday evening, Gov. Jay Inslee climbed to the top of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse and lit the lens to kick off the yearlong celebration of the beacon's 120th anniversary. 
Harbor stalwart Helen Hegg dies
I first met Helen Hegg when both of us were between jobs and attending a group at Grays Harbor WorkSource. By far, she was the oldest and most energetic person in the group of then-unemployed displaced workers, and both of us would soon find ourselves working in the local newspaper industry. 
New promoters continue reshaping ORV park
The Grays Harbor ORV Park, formerly known as Straddleline ORV Park, on the Grays Harbor-Thurston County line, is in the process of installing upgrades throughout the park, courtesy of its new management, Pacific Northwest MX LLC.  
Crossfit Grays Harbor grows at new location
When the original owners of Crossfit Grays Harbor decided to move back to their home state of Texas, their growing clientele was staring down the barrel of losing their favorite fitness forum.  
Consultants provide plan for Convention Center success
Funding a sales and marketing effort is the major recommendation for improving the bottom line at the Ocean Shores Convention Center, made in an 83-page report by Pinnacle Venue Services. 
Preparedness, cooperation on display at Westport disaster-response drill
An effective disaster relief plan has many moving parts. Personnel and equipment from the Army, Navy, Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and National Guard all come together to form a cohesive team that can provide anything from food, water and medical supplies to heavy construction equipment to clear roads in the aftermath of a disaster.   Read more »

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