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May 2017 
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. News
April Business of the Month - Timberland Bank
Greater Grays Harbor (GGHI) has named Timberland Bank as Business of the Month for April 2017.   Read more » 
Our May Business Forum Lunch Speaker Just Released a TED Talk - Watch it Here
Jesse Elliott, speaking at the May Business Forum Lunch, unpacks the history and power of music, and its enormous capacity to create change and to foster community.   Watch it here » 
How prepared is your business ?
Forty percent of businesses that close their doors because of a disaster never open them again. Recognizing that commerce is vital to our state's economy, emergency planners are requesting Washington businesses to participate in a short Business Preparedness Survey.   Take the survey here »
New Grays Harbor Museum Passport
The Grays Harbor Museum Association is developing a new Passport to Grays Harbor History.   Read more » 
Master LinkedIn with These 5 Quick Steps
Too many people think LinkedIn is solely for finding a job.   Read more » 
Member News
Harbor Pacific Celebrates 60 Years in Grays Harbor County
The family-owned beverage distribution operation, begun in May 1957, is still going strong.   Read more »
Washington Federal to buy Anchor Bancorp in $63.9M deal
The price represents a slight premium to Anchor stock's trading level in recent days but is below the range where shares have been for most of the past three months.   
Fournier Insurance Solutions celebrating 40 year anniversary
Fournier Insurance Solutions may have started in a bedroom, but the company has grown and expanded and now is celebrating their 40th anniversary.  
Grays Harbor Community Hospital Contract with CipherHealth for Expanded Patient Services
I n October 2016, Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) entered into a trial relationship with CipherHealth, a healthcare technology company committed to improving patient outcomes and experiences through enhanced communication and care team coordination.    Read more »
Oyhut Bay showcases new developments, managment team
The new management team at the Oyhut Bay planned beach community in Ocean Shores hosted an overflow crowd last week to tour several new developments, including a new restaurant, view bar and fitness studio.   Read more »
Grays Harbor College's Schermer Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification
The building construction and design were cited for sustainability and awarded points that determined the certification.   Read more »
Community and Business News
Mayor Larson: Gateway Center is more than a visitor's center
Aberdeen's proposed Gateway Center is more than a "glorified visitor's center," said Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson at Greater Grays Harbor Inc.'s business forum at the Grays Harbor Country Club Tuesday. 
Aberdeen mayor, GGHI CEO travel to China to promote the Harbor
Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson and Greater Grays Harbor CEO Dru Garson spent 10 days in China late in March to promote Grays Harbor County as a trade partner and a good target for Chinese investors.  
Monte mill brings back 29 jobs, forecasts more
Now four months later, the mill is employing 29 people. Five are returning workers, who had, in some cases, moved on and found new positions with companies elsewhere. 
Loge at the Sands in Westport set for Memorial Weekend opener
If you live in Washington and love to surf, your options are pretty limited. Fortunately for Grays Harbor surfers, the best spot, in terms of consistently surfable waves, is just down the road in Westport.    Read more »  
Aberdeen, Hoquiam high schoolers heading to national SkillsUSA conference
The combined team of the Aberdeen and the Hoquiam SkillsUSA programs will be sending a record seven competitors to the national conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Elma students complete project for EPD
Elma High School students and SkillsUSA members recently worked with the Elma Police Department on a welding project.
Feasibility Study Says Aberdeen Casting Basin Would Sell Better if it Was Free
A study commissioned by the Washington State Department of Transportation has determined that the former pontoon construction site in Aberdeen is not worth much to potential buyers, and would be best used to repair, construct, or decommission boats.  
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