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Collecting donations

Concerned citizen Kathy Powers-Waite and her “partner in crime” Mike Gyde sit at their post outside of the Dollar Tree on Simpson Avenue the day before Thanksgiving as they collect personal care items from shoppers which will be donated to the Hoquiam food and clothing bank. Within only a couple hours of operation the two collected a large bin full of items. Kathy and Mike plan to be at it again Wednesday at the same location starting around 11 a.m.

SPMC nurse practioner Tammy Davis honored at national conference

NASHVILLE – Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner advocates, recipients of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2014 State Award for Excellence, were honored at an awards ceremony and reception held during the AANP 2014 National Conference June 17-22 in Nashville, Tennesse. Tammy Davis, ARNP with Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, was among the recipients honored.

SPMC nurse practitioner Tammy Davis honored at national conference

NASHVILLE – Tammy Davis, a nurse practitioner with Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, was among the recipients honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) with a State Award for Excellence at the group’s national conference last month in Nashville. The award recognizes a nurse practitioner (NP) in a state who demonstrates excellence in practice.

B&B named business of the month

B&B Automotive in Aberdeen is May’s Business of the Month for Greater Grays Harbor Inc. This is the second time the 30-year-old business has received the award and giving was part of the reason why. In the last year, B&B supported the United Way of Grays Harbor, local schools and their Food Ball, youth sports, food and clothing banks, the YMCA of Grays Harbor, Scouts, Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity and Washington Business Week, which offers merit-based scholarships.

Facebook training offered to Pacific County business community

The Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce will offer Facebook training to area businesses in partnership with the Long Beach Visitor’s Bureau. The 90-minute workshop will be offered Monday, May 12, immediately following the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting, about 1 p.m. at the Chamber Building in South Bend. This class will be taught by Long Beach Visitor’s Bureau Marketing Communications Coordinator, Robyn Schneider. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and smartphones if available.

Quilt Harbor is Business of the Month for March

Quilt Harbor in downtown Aberdeen has been named the Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Month for March. Here, Dawn Warren hands a Business of the Month plaque to Susan Rausch as ambassadors and Rausch’s employees and friends watch. Quilt Harbor has been in business for 10 years, and has been a member of Greater Grays Harbor for three years. This is their first time to receive the award. In the last year, the business has supported Union Gospel Mission, Relay for Life, ARC, Morningside, CPals (local quilting guilds), the Grays Harbor Fair, Raindrop Pre-school, Coastal Harvest, People First, Operation Impact, Olympic Area Agency on Aging, Pieceful Discoverers and the Coastal Conservation Association. Co-owner Ken Rausch has attended Leadership Grays Harbor.