Business Forum Lunch
The May Greater Grays Harbor Inc. Business Forum Lunch will be held Tuesaday, May 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen. This month’s luncheon will feature guest presenters who will discuss the challenging topic of funding education in Grays Harbor.
Since the “McCleary fix” was passed last year, many of Grays Harbor’s school districts have found themselves facing layoffs and drastic budget cuts as a result of this legislative action. This leads us to the question – why is this happening and what are our school districts doing to address this precarious situation?
Aberdeen School District Superintendent, Dr. Alicia Henderson and Hoquiam School District Superintendent, Dr. Mike Villarreal will discuss what has led us to the current situation and how we can work toward solutions that address many of the inequities in funding that are currently affecting school districts in Grays Harbor.
The cost of the event is $20 for GGHI members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included and will be catered by Aloha Alabama. Please contact Candie Gleason at 360-532-7888 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat by no later than Wednesday, May 22.
Grays Harbor Community Hospital CNO receives award
The LifeNet Health “Hospital Administrator Award” recognizes administrators’ achievements in supporting an environment that promotes donation education, activities and outreach among their staff and throughout the hospital.
“For 2018, we are recognizing Melanie Brandt at Grays Harbor Community Hospital for her leadership and efforts to expand donation awareness within the hospital and the community,” said Heidi Schaiberger, donor development coordinator. “She worked to further understanding and support of the hospital’s tissue donation program by engaging key management staff.”
Melanie helped facilitate opportunities to promote Donate Life Month, raising community awareness but also working with LifeNet Health to recognize the staff for their key role in the donation process. She engaged her management team in educational opportunities to improve on donation goals and metrics and also identify ways in which LifeNet Health could further support the hospital by identifying and addressing challenges with referral calls to following up on monthly reporting measures. She even reached out to other community partners to explore ways to support tissue donation.
Social Media marketing workshop on Thursday
The Pacific County Economic Development Council will host a workshop on social media marketing for businesses from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday at 600 Washington Ave., Room 201, in Raymond. It will be instructed by Missy Lambrecht of Webfoot Design. The cost is $30 per person. To register, call 360-875-9330 or email EDC@PacificEDC.org.
Westport Winery wins awards
Westport Winery earned two Best of Class awards at the New World International Wine Competition held in California in February.
Dawn Patrol, a blend of Riesling and raspberries was awarded Best of Varietal, Best of Class and a gold medal at the event. The grapes are from Eastern Washington vineyards. A portion of the proceeds from this wine benefits the Twin Harbors Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Boom Runner, a sparkling rose of Pinot Noir, earned Best of Class and a double gold medal. Those grapes came from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Some proceeds from this wine are donated to the Polson Museum in Hoquiam.