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Pasha Automotive Services is January Business of the Month

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Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. has announced that Pasha Automotive Services is their Business of the Month for January. The shipping business has been in Grays Harbor for five years, and a member for that whole time. In the last year, Pasha has supported United Way, local schools, Foodball, youth sports, YMCA of Grays Harbor, Scouts,…

Greater Grays Harbor Inc. Annual Legislative Sendoff – good food with good people

Representative Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) speaks to business leaders in Aberdeen.

Business leaders throughout Grays Harbor had lunch with state legislators at the annual Legislative Send-Off luncheon held in Aberdeen yesterday by Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.  VP of Operations at Imperium Renewables John Gillespie said things are looking up at the Port. “We’re excited about our future at Grays Harbor, with organizations like Greater Grays Harbor…

Study says crude by rail would bring hundreds of jobs, millions of dollars

ABERDEEN, Wash. – 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. who say that added together, these projects mean hundreds of family-wage jobs for the community and millions more in annual income.

The report, conducted by ECONorthwest, one of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest independent economic consulting firms, examined the fiscal impacts to the region throughout construction and during the first year of expanded operations. Westway Terminal Company LLC and Imperium Renewables plan to expand their bulk liquid storage and transportation facilities by increasing storage capacity, constructing additional rail lines and improving marine services.

This analysis proves that the expansion proposals put forward by Westway and Imperium Renewables are in the best economic interest of the Grays Harbor community,” said Tim Gibbs, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. “These projects present our region with an opportunity for new and improved economic drivers, bringing millions to workers, local businesses and cash strapped public services. One look at these numbers and it’s clear that the proposals are a win for Gray Harbor.”

Port of Grays Harbor Crude by Rail

Greater Grays Harbor Inc. hosts 122nd annual Leaders Banquet and Business Recognition Awards

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. will hold its 122nd annual Leaders Banquet and Business Recognition Awards at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. This dinner and awards presentation recognizes success and excellence in the Harbor’s business community, and this year’s theme is “Grays Harbor Business: Hidden Treasure. ”

This year they are honoring Rich Hartman’s Five Star Dealerships as the winner in the Large Business category; the finalist is Levee Lumber. In the Small Business category, Sandy Dunsire, Dunsire Printers is the winner; the finalist is Techline. Wishkah River Distillery is their winner in the New Business category, and Flowers by Pollen is the finalist. And for their Non-Profit category, the winner is Grays Harbor College, Ranked 15th highest-rated community college in the country, and the finalist is Coastal Harvest.

The Leaders Banquet will begin with the Pre-Party at 6 p.m. and dinner and the program will start at 7 p.m on Friday, Oct. 141 at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. Tickets are $45 per person.

For more information, or to reserve a seat or table, call 532-1924 or email.

City of Aberdeen is September Organization of the Month

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. announced today that the City of Aberdeen is the Organization of the Month for September.

The city has been incorporated for 123 years and a member of Greater Grays Harbor and its predecessor organizations for many of those years.

In the last year, the City has supported United Way, local schools, Salvation Army, Foodball, youth sports, Historical Seaport, Red Cross, Relay for Life, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, Coastal Harvest and Paint the Corridor.

Employees of the city take part in service organizations, too, while Mayor Bill Simpson, Community Development Administrator Lisa Scott and Councilwoman Kathi Hoder have held positions with GGHI.

Photo IDs: First Row: Georgia Bravos, Bill Simpson, Diane Hill, Angela Endres, Angie West  Second Row: Jason Lake, Dawn Warren, Mike Michener, Linda Ybarra, Stacie Barnum, Sarah Pawelko, Lisa Scott, Mimi Reeves, Racheal Lebon  Third row: Kathy Orth, Debbie Lund, Sherry Hammel, Bob Waite, Karl Harris, Darryl Johnson, Lisa Bloomfield, Andrea Leach, Sandy Mullin, Chelsea Yarwood, Eric Nelson  Last row: Malcolm Bowie, Mike Lentz, Tom Hubbard, Kathryn Skolorood, Richard Irwin.

Greater Grays Harbor Energy program continued

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Greater Grays Harbor Energy, the Washington State University program that started this January, has been continued through September due to its great success at curbing energy usage, helping local businesses, and encouraging economic development.

The program subsidizes HomePLUS Energy Audits, which use specialized equipment to find out exactly where your home has leaks and cold spots that waste energy and money, and helps you learn what energy efficiency upgrades you need most.

Last quarter Greater Grays Harbor Energy completed 55 HomePLUS audits, which led to $21,000 in rebates for home improvements. In all, $131,000 in private funds were spent locally among ten local contractors and four retail home improvement stores. As a result of these upgrades, homeowners are estimated to save an average of 5,593 kWhe (kilowatt hour equivalents) per year per home (or $413.00 annually).