Local Business Briefs

Comcast opens new Xfinity retail store in Abedeen

Comcast has opened a new Xfinity retail store in Aberdeen to meet the growing needs of its local customers. Located in the Olympic Gateway Plaza at 1163 Wishkah St., the nearly 2,200-square-foot store replaces the legacy Comcast service center that was previously located at 600 W. Wishkah St.

Customers at the new Xfinity retail store will find a modern retail environment that highlights the complete line of Xfinity home and Comcast business technology offerings, including Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Home and Xfinity Internet. Customers can also receive customer support for video, high-speed Internet and phone services and turn in used equipment, pay their bill and more.

For local businesses interested in utilizing the latest in internet and technology solutions, the store will also have a dedicated space for Comcast Business customers and prospects to discuss their business technology needs with an expert.

The Xfinity retail store in Aberdeen is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SERVPRO wins award

The annual Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo offers attendees the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the future of workforce, dynamic changes in technology and the ever-shifting face of commerce. At this year’s event held at the Great Wolf Lodge on Dec. 5, SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties was honored with the Nancie Payne Workplace Excellence Award.

The five-county region’s economic development councils, including Greater Grays Harbor Inc. Lewis County Economic Development Council, Economic Development Council of Mason County, Pacific County Economic Development Council and the Thurston Economic Development Council, convened to showcase the many emerging economic sectors.

Each year at the Expo, the Nancie Payne Award is presented. The award recognizes workplace excellence and customer service, meaningful employee engagement, a constructive, diverse and progressive workforce culture and organizations that commit themselves to better business management practices to ensure successful mission achievement.

“I’d like to thank Dru Garson and GGHI for nominating us for the Nancie Payne Award,” stated Dean Winkle, owner of SERVPRO of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. “Business owners and community leaders have the opportunity to set an example, and once you do, it’s amazing to see something like this transpire. This is a huge honor for both myself and my employees.”