The Harbor Insider 
March 2018
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
Local businesses on display in Sea-Tac International Airport
"Discover Grays Harbor" is the message that will be greeting thousands of domestic and international tourists as they travel through Sea-Tac International Airport (SeaTac) Concourse B this summer.   Read more »
5 free and effective lead generation tips
Are you struggling for customers or do you wish you had more clients? Aside from needing more time in the day, this is one of the most common sources of angst for small businesses.   Read more »
The Marketplace chosen as February Business of the Month
The February Business of the Month award was presented to The Marketplace in Aberdeen.   Read more »
Member News
Historic cabin restored as mini museum in Seabrook
The 91-year-old Dorothy Anderson Cabin in Seabrook will be open to the public every other Saturday beginning March 3. 
Fresh Market signals new growth phase at Oyhut Bay
Carlos and Lori Villarreal had planned to retire in Ocean Shores when they moved from Austin, Texas to a house across Marine View Drive from the sprouting Oyhut Bay development.
Dennis Company ensures same business model as Westlake Ace Hardware becomes new owner
Dennis Company has been a household name in Grays Harbor and beyond for over a century.   Read more »
Our Community Credit Union to host 2nd Annual Financial Reality Fair at Elma High School
The Financial Reality Fair will provide students with a hands-on opportunity to test living within a budget.   Read more »
Deidra's Deli back in business
Been craving a Nancy's Favorite? Maybe an Inspector Clouseau? Good news, these sandwiches, and taco soup, and all your favorites are again available; Deidra's Deli has reopened after a three-month shutdown.
Beyond Survival obtains new Aberdeen property
A small building at 120 W. First St. in Aberdeen is now home to Beyond Survival, a 25-year-old safehaven for victims of sexual assault.
Community and Business News
Cantwell in Westport to fight offshore oil plan
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) met with local fishermen, small business owners and other local leaders in Westport on Saturday, Feb. 3, to "discuss the negative impacts of the Trump Administration's proposed offshore drilling plan on local jobs and the economy."   Read more »
Homeowners have hope for North Willapa Bay property
"Eight years ago my property was a half mile from the water. As of today it may be 30-40 feet from the property line," said local Ken Watanabe. 
State Supreme Court met in Montesano
The Washington Supreme Court held an Oral Argument on Thursday, February 22 at the Grays Harbor County Courthouse. 
Planning Commission considers pros, cons of expanding nightly rentals
The Ocean Shores Planning Commission has again waded into the debate about whether the city should allow more property owners to rent their homes for nightly or short-term use as vacation properties.   Read more »
Giving thousands the gifts they truly need
North Beach Medical Equipment, the Grays Harbor non-profit that offers free medical equipment and supplies, celebrated a pair of milestones last week with their 5,000th client served and their fifth anniversary. 
Upcoming Events

3/23 - 3/25 - Seabrook Daffodil Festival

3/24 - Northwest Trek EDventure

3/25 - Dugan's Run 2018

3/27 - "Attract and Retain Top Talent" Business Forum Lunch

March - Billy Elliot the Musical

4/7 - Umbrella Parade

4/7 - Annual Food Bank Dinner & Auction

4/13 - 4/14 - The Royal We at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

4/20 - 4/29 - Basic Mediation Training

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