Just in time for the holidays, Greater Grays Harbor Inc. is announcing their “Shop the Harbor First” program, featuring a “Harbor Card” that offers discounts year round from participating businesses. The Harbor Card is a pilot program designed to strengthen our local economy, by encouraging the community to Shop the Harbor First. This program entitles cardholders to many valuable discounts, and is another great way to attract and build lasting relationships with your customers. It also works for the consumer, as they save money on local products and services.

The Harbor Card will be valid through December 31, 2015, and can be purchased from select sales outlets for $10.00. Proceeds from the sale of the cards will help support the Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. Educational Fund – a fund designed to promote entrepreneurship activities and interest among high school students in Grays Harbor.

Harbor Shoppers

The Harbor Card is available just in time for the holidays and we are excited! Currently, we have 12 sales outlets: Chateau Westport, City Center Drug, Clyde & Sylvia’s Frames -N-Things, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, GH Wine Sellars, Harbor Shoes, Heather Meadows Apartments, Hoquiam Ace Hardware, Levee Lumber-O.S., Marni’s Petal Pushers, and Techline. We have great representation from the Aberdeen area, but we would encourage members from other parts of the county to participate and offer their business as a sales outlet. This program is a great way to attract new customers, and to show appreciation to your existing customers.

Harbor Shops

Offer a Discount! If you are not already participating, there is still time. We will be accepting applications through the month of December. Did we mention that it is for the kids? 100% of the proceeds will be going to our Educational Fund to help support and generate Career and Technical Education and Entrepreneurship opportunities for high school students in Grays Harbor. In prior years, GGHI has funded activities such as Business Week and Skills USA at the high school level. And remember, this is a yearlong commitment, but any discount is welcomed, and can be changed on a monthly basis throughout the course of the program.

For more information, take a look at the current promotions on the Greater Grays Harbor Inc. website at: http://www.graysharbor.org/members/harbor-card.php