Member News


Dennis Company joining Westlake Ace Hardware in March; keeping name and employees

January 2018 – In our ongoing effort to provide the best retail experience in southwestern Washington, the Dennis Company in March will become part of the Ace Hardware network, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world.

Our Community Credit Union opens new Steamboat Branch

December 2017 - Our Community Credit Union (OCCU) announced the opening of their newest branch located on the west side of Olympia in Steamboat Square.

All you ever wanted to know about Mainstreet

September 2017 – The Aberdeen Revitalization Movement (ARM) is hosting a public event for community members and businesses to learn more about the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization.

Barene DenAdel Technology for Small Business Seminar Series

September 2017 – At Barene DenAdel, we’re passionate about small businesses. We want them to be successful and one of the best ways we can help achieve that success is by providing small business owners with accurate and timely financial information that will help effectively manage their businesses. to expand lease and add jobs at Evergreen customer care call center at Satsop Business Park

August 2017 – Only three months after the grand opening of the Evergreen Customer Care Call Center at the Satsop Business Park, the Port of Grays Harbor Commission approved a lease amendment to double’s footprint to include the entire 43,000 square foot Flex Tech Building.

Favorite, Not Just an Adjective

August 2017 - 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.

Abby Cabby – A New Kind of Cab Company on the Harbor

July 2017 – Abby Cabby is a new cab company opening its doors in Aberdeen.

OCCU Honored for Lowest VISA Debit Fraud Rate

May 2017 - We received quite an honor last week when Member Access Pacific announced that Our Community Credit Union (OCCU) had won the VISA Debit Processing Service (DPS) Client Achievement for Lowest Debit Fraud Rate.

Grays Harbor Museum Association

May 2017 - The Grays Harbor Museum Association is a newly formed organization made up of Grays Harbor museums. The museums are working together to enhance internal operations and provide educational opportunities to our staff, visitors, and the community.

Express Employment Professionals Hosts National Leadership Event

March 2017 - Express Employment Professionals of Aberdeen is hosting the 2017 Refresh Leadership Live Simulcast, a nationwide leadership event featuring best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, two-time Super Bowl champion coach Jimmy Johnson and world champion adventure racer Robyn Benincasa.

Pacific Financial Corp 4Q16 Earnings Increased 13% from 4Q15; Full Year 2016 Net Income Grew 18%

February 2017 -Pacific Financial Corporation (OTCQB: PFLC), the holding company for Bank of the Pacific today reported net income increased 18%.

WEfish 2016 year in Review

As we turn the page on 2016, take a look back to see what we’ve accomplished this year...

Reliable power and data backup draws banks, businesses to ‘co-locate’ at Satsop Business Park

December 2016 - The motto, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night” might be associated with postal carriers, but it could also apply to the Port of Grays Harbor’s colocation facility at the Satsop Business Park.

United Way Coat, Shoe and Blanket Drive a Success

December 2016 - ASAP Business Solutions partners with United Way and other agencies for their annual Coat, Shoe, and Blanket Drive.

Grays Harbor Sea Scouts Operating with a New Old Boat

December 2016 - If you have seen a sleek gray and blue river tug along the Harbor’s waterfront, chances are good you have been looking at the “Lisa” - the flagship of Grays Harbor’s Sea Scouts Ship 4001.

Oyhut Bay Seeking New Retailers for Early 2017 Openings

November 2016 - Oyhut Bay, the newest resort on the Washington Coast, announces the availability of new retail spaces in early 2017.

Welcome New Member Hana Perlee & Cory Beard, Independent Brand Partner for Nerium International

November 2016 - Please help us welcome new member Hana Perlee, Independent Brand Partner for Nerium International.

Put Thanksgiving Lessons to Work in Your Financial Plans

November 2016 - Thanksgiving is almost here. Over the years, this holiday has taken on a variety of meanings, most of them centered on family, caring and sharing.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital Employees Become CHEST Certified

October 2016 - The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) announces a new certification that will set performance and knowledge criteria for environmental services technicians and provide the means to ensure frontline employees are thoroughly prepared for service in healthcare.

Latest happenings at Vertellus plant in Elma

August 2016 - Read what has been happening at Vertellus's Elma manufacturing facility.

The smart way to look for talent

July 2016 - Washington employers now have a powerful free online tool for finding the best talent for their businesses.

New Member CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats

June 2016 - Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. would like to welcome our new member, CaKecaKes Gourmet Treats.

Harbor Square - A community Market

June 2016 - Thinking of expanding your business, or Starting a new one. We have the location for you; with plenty of parking and traffic.

QIN Summer Youth Employment Opportunities

June 2016 - The Quinault Indian Nation employs Tribal youth ages 14-18 for approximately six weeks during the summer months typically starting July 5 and runs through August 26.

Oyhut Bay Now Available for Sale and for Rent – Vacation Rentals Start Memorial Day Weekend

May 2016 - This summer, Oyhut Bay in Ocean Shores will welcome guests, visitors and homeowners with SummerFest, special events every weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Seabrook Community Foundation Ends Year With Grants and Appreciation

December 2015 - Seabrook Community Foundation awarded grant recipients $25,000 at their final board meeting of the year. A total of over $150,000 was awarded for the 2015 fiscal year.

“Building Hope” with Habitat for Humanity

December 2015 - Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor has been building homes and creating new homeowners’ right here in our own back yard, since 2001.