August 2017 - Most people come up with an idea, or they have a passion, and they decide to turn it into a business. The savvy among them create a business plan around their idea or passion. Many get so excited about their venture that they create the product or service first and then try and find the market.
August 2017 - Vacations by the Sea, located on the scenic Washington Coast, is the perfect place for a relaxing beach getaway. With 18-miles of pristine coastline, visitors can explore popular surf breaks, visit the marina, and enjoy shopping and dining in Westport.
July 2017 - The June Business of the Month award was presented by Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. to Jill Warne with Century 21 Real Estate.
July 2017 - Social media is about building relationships and allowing your customers, and potential customers, to get to know you better as you get to know them (and their preferences) better as well.
June 2017 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is seeking the professional services of a qualified agency to design, develop, and host a customized destination tourism website.
June 2017 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. – The May Business of the Month Award recipient is Waugh's Men’s and Women’s Apparel.
June 2017 - There are likely professional development pieces you must keep up with for your business. Items like certifications, licenses, and other must haves. But what about the secondary training you need to learn to keep your business relevant in today’s changing marketplace?
May 2017 - Greater Grays Harbor (GGHI) has named Timberland Bank as Business of the Month for April 2017. Timberland serves residents in 22 locations throughout Western Washington, and has six branches in Grays Harbor, including the headquarters in Hoquiam.
May 2017 - Too many people think LinkedIn is solely for finding a job. Since small business owners have jobs, they often overlook the site’s potential.
April 2017 - There are trends in business that seem like they are dreamed up by coaches selling services.
April 2017 - Last week, I returned from a 10-day trade mission to China with a delegation from our region. It was comprised of Economic Development Council (EDC) Directors from Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor County; representatives from St. Martin’s University and Evergreen State College, and local government including the City of Aberdeen.
April 2017 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is excited to announce Harrison Family Mortuary as the recipient of the 2017 March Business of the Month award.
April 2017 - Now’s the time to apply for ScaleUp, a program designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion.
March 2017 - Major overhauls of a business take time, buy-in, and frankly, they can be a little frightening. Not so of these mini tweaks. These seven things can help you move the meter in your business in less time than it takes to wolf down a sandwich and check your voice mails.
March 2017 - Vertellus Performance Chemicals LLC, formerly known as Ventron, has been providing jobs in Grays Harbor since 1975.
February 2017 - There's a lot of noise on the social media channels and getting noticed can seem a task akin to pushing a large bolder up an icy slope in gale-force winds blowing down off of the mountain.
February 2017 - Greater Grays Harbor Inc. is excited to announce Deidra’s Deli located at 1958 Riverside Ave. Hoquiam WA, as the recipient of the January 2017 Business of the Month award.
January 2017 - Please give a warm welcome to new member Western Washington Public Adjusters.
January 2017 - One of the hardest things about running a business is finding the resources you need – be it human resources, financial resources, or educational resources.
January 2017 - Greater Grays Harbor Inc. is excited to announce Vaughan Company, Inc. as the recipient of the 2016 December Business of the Month award.
December 2016 - Highlighting innovation and the economy in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, pacific and Thurston Counties
December 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor Inc. is excited to announce that the Beehive Restaurant is the recipient of the 2016 November Business of the Month award.
December 2016 - Celebrate the Holidays in style at the Aberdeen Mansion.
November 2016 - Now’s the time to apply for ScaleUp, a program designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion.
November 2016 - The Ambassador team presented Mark Rossetti – State Farm Insurance Agent located at 613 Oak Street, Aberdeen, WA with Business of the Month for October 2016.
October 2016 - As part of its ongoing mission to serve the needs of its members, partners, and the Grays Harbor region as a whole, Greater Grays Harbor Inc. (GGHI) developed a survey of regional businesses to inform community improvement efforts.
October 2016 - Small businesses constantly seek ways to grow their customer base. However, many do not realize approximately 95 percent of their potential new customers live outside the United States.
October 2016 - What is Economic Gardening? A method of supporting second stage growth companies by identifying and implementing customized development and expansion strategies.
October 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Westport, LLC. as the Business of the Month for September 2016.
October 2016 - One of the most obvious ways to boost revenue in your business is to make more sales. Here are ten ways you can start doing that today.
September 2016 - Grays Harbor residents will have a chance to meet the candidates running for the 19th and 24th Legislative Districts at one of two legislative forums in September.
September 2016 - One of the many challenges for business owners is keeping up with constantly changing systems and best practices. You might consider online learning.
September 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Marni’s Petal Pushers – in Montesano – as the Business of the Month for August 2016.
September 2016 - The two Aberdeen Walking Tours are concluding Labor Day weekend after a successful first year running.
August 2016 - If you missed our Monthly Business Forum lunch, check out Karen Larsen’s presentation on “Marketing to the Generations.”
July 2016 - The Aberdeen Walking Tours are going strong! Regular times and dates are still in place through Labor Day weekend.
July 2016 - CARQUEST, formerly a Baileys, then Spoons Auto Parts, became what is now CARQUEST in the late 90’s.
July 2016 - Chances are you get a lot of email over the course of a day. This deluge of electronic communication may even be the reason you avoid sending them to your customers and potential customers. There’s a lot of noise out there.
June 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. presented Tropical Tanning Salon and Boutique located at 506 8th Street in Hoquiam, WA. with “June Business of the Month” award.
June 2016 - Marketing can be one of your largest business expenses, particularly if you’re unknown and just starting off.
June 2016 - Recently, I have heard many people in our community say they hope for a large company to swoop into our area and become our community hero. I have been guilty of thinking this myself, “if only we could attract this business or that chain restaurant, more people will come to the Harbor.”
May 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce WEfish as May Organization of the Month.
June 2016 - Beginning mid-June through Labor Day Weekend, there will be two guided walking tours available to locals and tourists looking to take a glimpse into Aberdeen’s rich history.
May 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor’s Monthly Business Forum Lunch, “The Path Forward – Strategies for Creating the Economy of Tomorrow,” featured Jenna Boyd, Sarah Coffey, and Carrie Stokes, graduate students from the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy.
May 2016 - The 2016 State of Grays Harbor featured presentations on the State of the Local Economy, the Local Governments’ Update, and a keynote address on the State of the Local Forest Products Industry.
May 2016 - In this age of consumerism, there's a choice for every product. You alone do not hold a monopoly on your product so you must understand that the customer is king.
April 2016 - ASAP Business Solutions opens their 6th Southwest Washington location in Aberdeen on April 1st.
April 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor would like to welcome Penny Eubanks with Pasha Automotive, Clarinda Underwood with the Quinault Nation and Jon Martin with Martin Bruni Liquor to the Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. Board of Directors.
April 2016 - No matter what your hobby, there are tools of the trade. If you fish, you match the type of bait you use to the kind of fish you want to land.
March 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce Umpqua Bank – Montesano Branch as our March Business of the Month.
February 2016 - The Grays Harbor Gateway Center Feasibility Study was recently completed and is now available for viewing on our website.
February 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce The Domestic Violence Center of Grays Harbor as our February Organization of the Month.
February 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce David Steinman’s State Farm as the Business of the Month for January of 2016.
February 2016 - One of the most frequent complaints about the changes in marketing that have occurred over the last decade is the time required. Yes, you need to engage customers (and employees) but who has the time?
February 2016 - This month, Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) would like to recognize the contributions of two individuals who have devoted numerous hours toward serving the needs of the business community and Grays Harbor.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. Demonstrates a Commitment to Local Businesses with the Launch of Business Retention and Expansion Program
January 2016 - As part an effort to retain and help expand companies in Grays Harbor County, Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) is launching a countywide Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program.
Pacific Mountain Counties - Unemployment Rate Monthly Review (Oct. 2015) and 2015 Taxable Retail Sales (Q2) Summary
The recovery from the 2008 recession is doing relatively well in Thurston County but remains a work in progress in the rest of the region. Download the full article…
Did you know Grays Harbor was recently featured in a national publication? Dru Garson, CEO of GGHI, was recently interviewed for an article in Business in Focus Magazine titled “Charting a New Course in Economic Development.” Read full article...
Last month Executive Director Amy Lillard and Program Manager of Production Services Krys Karns went on a three-day tour in Grays Harbor County. Working with our partners at the Greater Grays Harbor, they planned a seventy-two hour location scouting adventure. Read the article...
The economy of our region can move forward when products aren’t stuck in park. Businesses in Grays Harbor rely on adequate transportation infrastructure to be able to get their goods to market and to succeed.
June 30, 2015 - Jonathon Ball became Aberdeen High School’s first ever SkillsUSA National Champion when he won the gold medal in Automotive Service Technology at the SkillsUSA National Competition held this past week in Louisville, KY.
On a beautiful summer day in Aberdeen, Greater Grays Harbor Energy launched its first ever networking event for professionals working in the field of energy efficiency and green building.
The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. and our Grays Harbor County Commissioners for our monthly Business Forum Luncheon on July 28.
Do you make or manufacture a product for sale in Grays Harbor County? Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. will be offering space in our new "Made in Grays Harbor" display cases that will be coming to our office in June. Find out how to participate...
Join Greater Grays Harbor Inc. for our monthly business forum as General Manager Dave Ward, Communications Director Ian Cope and Commissioner Arie Callaghan discuss the PUD's mission to the community and how it has and continues to fulfill that mission.
Are you interested in learning more about the Grays Harbor economy and how it fared in 2014? Would you also like an update on the real estate industry and its performance? If so, then please join us from 7:30 am – 9:00 am on May 12th, as Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. hosts the 2015 State of Grays Harbor event at the Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker Kelly Peterson-Lalka, Office Manager/Public Relations Coordinator for Grays Harbor Fair, Events & Tourism.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker Dan Jones, founder and Chief Research Officer of GraysHarborTalk.
EXPO Grays Harbor and the Bite of Grays Harbor, the area’s premier business event and largest locally-produced trade show, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Aberdeen High School. Admission is free to the public.
Greater Grays Harbor is pleased to announce Journey Travel as our Business of the Month for November, 2014.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for a special event – “Lunch with the Port of Grays Harbor.” Representatives from the Port will discuss the results of their 2013 Economic Impact of the Port of Grays Harbor Report. Job creation, increased business activity, and an expansion of our tax base are just a few of the economic benefits that the Port provides.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. on Tuesday, January 6th for our annual Legislative Send-Off event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.
Greater Grays Harbor is pleased to announce Express Employment Professionals as our Business of the Month for October, 2014.
Greater Grays Harbor is pleased to announce that Lighthouse Drive-In is our Business of the Month for September, 2014.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. (GGHI) is accepting resumes for the position of Business Development Specialist. This position will assist the CEO and be responsible for coordinating, planning, and organizing economic development opportunities for the region.
Greater Grays Harbor is pleased to announce that Lighthouse Drive-In is our Business of the Month for September, 2014.
If Grays Harbor Community Hospital does not become a public hospital, our economic health will be in jeopardy. That is why the board of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. has voted to support the formation of Grays Harbor Public Hospital District #2.
Andre “Dru” Garson was offered and has accepted the position of CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speakers Larry Kahl and David Quigg of Grays Harbor Community Hospital. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Drive, Aberdeen.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours hosted by Seabrook.
5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at Seabrook Town Hall, Pacific Beach.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speakers State Senators Maralyn Chase, Brian Hatfield, and State Reps Dean Takko, and Brian Blake, who will discuss Economic Development on the Harbor. - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24; Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Drive, Aberdeen
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours hosted by Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.
5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. at 506 Duffy Street, Aberdeen.
Tim Gibbs, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., tendered his resignation to the board at last night's meeting, citing his need to be closer to his family in Kentucky.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker Cary Bozeman, the consultant to the City of Aberdeen, who will discuss "Downtown Revitalization: Upcoming Projects."
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours hosted by Half Moon Bay Bar & Grill.
5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 421 E Neddie Rose Dr. in the Islander Motel
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our annual State of Grays Harbor, a look at the year in Grays Harbor's economy in review and in context.
When it was built, in 1964, Anchor Bank on Broadway in Aberdeen was ahead of its time. They put in state-of-the-art T-12 fluorescent tubes that ran the length of the ceiling.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours hosted by Liberty Tax Service.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours hosted by Channel Point Village.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours hosted by Rich Hartman's Five Star Toyota Scion.
Oct. 17 - Proposed expansions at the Port of Grays Harbor by Westway Terminal Company LLC and Imperium Renewables will result in $143.3 million in direct private investment and resulting economic output to the community, according to a new study conducted by ECONorthwest and released today by Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours with the United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties at the Aberdeen Museum.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker Melanie Forthum of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker David Montgomery of the Quinault Indian Nation.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for Business After Hours at Robbins' Air, Inc. in South Aberdeen.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., with Economic Development Councils from Lewis, Pacific, Mason and Thurston counties, won an award from the Washington State Department of Commerce for teamwork.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. has become aware that some individual or organization is calling members on the pretext of asking for their opinions for a survey our organization has commissioned.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce that Gov. Jay Inslee will be the Keynote Speaker at its annual State of Grays Harbor, to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the Rotary Log Pavilion.
EXPO Grays Harbor and the Bite of Grays Harbor, the area’s premier business event and largest locally-produced trade show, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Aberdeen High School. Admission is free to the public.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is proud to debut a new program that residents and businesses can take advantage of to save money and energy: Greater Grays Harbor Energy.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. will hold its annual Legislative Send-Off from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker Glenn Horacek, a tax specialist with the Washington State Employment Security Department.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. will hold its 121st annual Leaders Banquet and Business Recognition Awards at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.
Join Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. for our monthly Business Forum, featuring speaker Joe Vogel of the Washington Small Business Development Centers discussing how your small business can profit from exporting.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. will present a Business Forum featuring speaker John Nacht, risk manager for the state Employment Security Department.
Harbor Paper LLC today announced the acquisition of the former Grays Harbor Paper Mill located in Hoquiam, Washington. The new owners expect to take possession of the facility immediately and begin producing paper within 45 days.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is pleased to announce it is restarting its monthly Business Forum series. Every fourth Tuesday of the month, excepting November and December, from 11:30 to 1 p.m., GGHI will present a speaker at the Aberdeen Elks on South Boone Street.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., is pleased to debut its new website. With new menus designed to help members, visitors, and businesses interested in relocating, find the information they need, new links to help anyone interested in GGHI’s mission connect with social media, and a clean, fresh design, the new website represents a revolution in how GGHI presents Grays Harbor to the world.
SAN JOSE, CA -- Pacific States Industries, a leading California-based forest products and building materials company, today announced it has acquired the privately-owned Hoquiam Plywood Company of Hoquiam, Washington. The Hoquiam facility is recognized for its premium plywood sheathing. Operations at the western Washington facility will come under the direction of Pacific States Plywood (PSP), headquartered in Springfield, Oregon.
Tony Stark, billionaire industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, noted ladies man and superhero, has chosen to locate his sustainable energy initiative Stark Resilient world headquarters in Aberdeen, Wash., as seen in Invincible Iron Man #517.
The Board of Directors of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. voted at its Thursday meeting to donate $1,000 to Skills USA, an Aberdeen High School program that runs out of its Career and Technical Education department.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., the entity formed just this year from the merger of the Grays Harbor Chamber and Economic Development Council, has appointed its first slate of officers at its first-ever meeting on Jan. 4, 2012.
The board of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. voted unanimously to support all local school district Maintenance and Operations levies at its meeting Thursday night.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is cautiously optimistic to announce that a letter of intent to purchase Grays Harbor Paper has been filed with the courts and is now a matter of public record.