Local Business Briefs

Grays Harbor’s mayors featured for GGHI Annual Event

Join Greater Grays Harbor Inc. for its annual Lunch with the Mayors event. The virtual event will be held Tuesday, March 23 from noon to 1 p.m.

New to this year’s event will be Peter King, CEO of Association of Washington Cities, who will moderate the discussion. The invited mayors include: Mayor Dingler, City of Ocean Shores; Mayor Pauley, City of Cosmopolis; Mayor Orffer, City of McCleary; Mayor Schave, City of Aberdeen; Mayor Sorensen, City of Elma; Mayor Bearden, City of Westport; Mayor Winkelman, City of Hoquiam; Mayor Samuel, City of Montesano, and Mayor Cilluffo, City of Oakville. Please check the online event for updated information on confirmed speakers.

This virtual event will be hosted on the Zoom Webinar platform. Early registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/3caU5TW and click the green ‘Register’ button on the right hand side of the screen to sign up. Access information will be provided via email the morning of the event.

The cost to attend is $10 for members of GGHI and $15 for non-members. Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration and save 10% if registered by March 19. Please contact Candie Gleason at candie@graysharbor.org or call (360) 532-7888 with any questions.

Timberland Bank announces promotions

Timberland Bank recently announced the promotion of a number of employees.

Tonya Nelson has been promoted to senior vice president and deposit operations manager. She joined Timberland Bank in June, 2016 and was promoted to vice president in 2018. Nelson had previously been associated with Bank of America in downtown Aberdeen. As deposit operations manager, she will oversee all deposit related activities for the bank’s 24 branch locations.

Additional promotions were announced in Grays Harbor, including Britta Brown, Carol Coady, Pamela Nygaard and Renae Rissmann to vice president; and Angela Hayes, Ben Hughes, Brittany Williamson and Melissa Eaton to assistant vice president.

Cascade Natural Gas names Gutschmidt regional director

KENNEWICK — Cascade Natural Gas announced that David Gutschmidt has been named director of the company’s Northwest Region. He will oversee all field operations for the region’s five districts – Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Bremerton, Aberdeen, and Longview.

Gutschmidt joined the company in 2015 and held roles of increasing responsibility and leadership in engineering, system integrity, operations, and compliance. His most recent position was manager of compliance and operations programs.

Gutschmidt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University. Additionally, he is currently participating in the Western Energy Institute’s Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders. Prior to joining the company, Gutschmidt worked in academia conducting bio medical research.