This Week in the Harbor

October 30, 2023

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Donations Sites Open Nov 1-Dec 4 for Santa's Castle!

Santa's Castle, the beloved program that brings holiday cheer to military families, is calling on our amazing community members to help make it even more special. 🎁Donations of new unwrapped toys can be dropped at any of the below locations:

Peninsula Light Co.

First Financial Bank

Harborstone Credit Union

Heritage Distilling

Haven Permanent Cosmetics and Aesthetics

The Kids' Dentist

Heritage Bank

City of Gig Harbor

McBecklands Boutique

Locust Cider

Millville Pizza Co.

The Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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Collaboration for a Cause: Pierce County Job Fair! 

November 1 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Tacoma Dome 


Pierce County Community Engagement Task Force, United Healthcare, and the

Metropolitan Development Council, presents the next Collaboration for

a Cause event where you can connect to local services and employment opportunities!

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Holiday Sales Expected to Increase this Year!

According to combined forecasts from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), consumers are planning to spend more this year than they did in 2022. On average, shoppers anticipate spending $875 on holiday essentials, representing a growth of 3.8% in retail sales this season. Additionally, a 7.6% boost in Food and beverage spending is projected, culminating in an expected season total of $1.60 trillion.

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Washington’s Job Market Sees Growth in September

Washington’s job market experienced a boost in September with the addition of approximately 7,900 jobs. Despite the increase in jobs, the unemployment rate stayed steady at 3.6%, according to the Employment Security Department (ESD).

City of Gig Harbor Business Listening Session - Nov 1

Being in person and sharing your story is very powerful, so we want to encourage you to attend. If you are not able to attend, your story is still very important and ask that you write up your experience and email it to Miriam Battson ([email protected]), and she will share it on your behalf. 

New Advertising Option in Snapshot!

We are now offering two ad placements in our weekly Snapshot newsletter! A digital placement is available for $50 for one appearance in one edition of the Snapshot newsletter. We are also offering the option of $150 for your ad to appear in 4 editions of the newsletter (one month). Camera-ready artwork would need to be sent to [email protected] by the Friday before the first placement as well as your click-through link.

The deadline to advertise in the Profile Magazine is November 1!

The deadline to advertise in the Profile Magazine/ Visitor Information and Relocation Guide is Nov 1! Contact Janet Steiner at [email protected] to purchase an ad now.

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