2015 Sponsors

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Sponsors who have donated $1,000 or more and or invaluable services for free.


 

 

The City of Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at the convergence of the Wishkah and Chehalis Rivers.
The history of this area has been driven by the logging and fishing industries, although in the last few years there has been a concerted effort to replace these with an emphasis on tourism and designating Aberdeen as the largest retail center on the Washington Coast.

 


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Grays Harbor County is located on the Southwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula along the Pacific Ocean. In no other county can you stick your toe in the Pacific Ocean one hour, and the next hour, be in the lush rain forest. Come to Grays Harbor to experience nature as enchanting as you have ever experienced. Grays Harbor is home to 7 bodies of water; harbors, lakes, streams, channels, canals, rivers and of course, our ocean. If water isn’t what you want to experience, then hike into our enchanted forests to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. Or experience the Quinault Rain Forest, one of only two temperate rain forests in the Northern Hemisphere. Camp, kayak, walk, hike, you name it, Grays Harbor is untouched and waiting for you to explore.

 


 

 

The Sierra Pacific Foundation was established and funded in 1979 by A.A. “Red” Emmerson’s father, R.H. “Curly” Emmerson. Since 1995, the Foundation has provided over five million dollars in Higher Education scholarships to dependent children of SPI employees. The Foundation also contributes to youth activities and other organizations in the communities in which Sierra Pacific Industries has facilities.

 


 

 

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Sponsors who have donated $500 – $999.

 

We have two Locations in Aberdeen, WA, come see how Aberdeen low-overhead Pricing can help you SAVE BIG on your next vehicle!

Whether you are here to look for your next New or Used car or just want to do some research for a future purchase, we’ve got you covered! Our goal is to give you the information you need to make a smart and informed decision on your next vehicle so you can buy with confidence. We offer our best price up front and will do all we can to help you find a vehicle that exceeds your expectations without exceeding your budget. We have made satisfied customers from all over Washington; from Hoquiam. Montesano, Olympia, Chehalis and even Seattle. These long time customers know the trip is worth the GR8 DEAL!

Huge Selection of the Biggest Brands

We have three store fronts and sell current models of 10 vehicle manufacturers; New vehicles fromFord, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Buick, Toyota, Scion, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM. We also have a wide variety of used cars, trucks, and SUVs with even more added daily.

Product Expert Sales And Service Staff

We pride ourselves on being knowledgeable and well informed about our products from the car lot to the Service Center. Our Sales Staff and Vehicle Technicians are trained by the manufacturers of all brands of vehicles we sell so you can rest assured that no matter your need, we can meet it with the training and expertise to back it up!


 

GROWING A TRULY GREAT COMPANY
We grow trees and make forest products that improve lives in fundamental ways. Our wood products are used to build homes, where families are sheltered and raised. Our cellulose fibers are used to make diapers and other hygiene products that keep people clean and healthy. We innovate to use trees in products you may not expect, such as fabric, plastics and energy. We do these things because growing a truly great company isn’t just about great financial results or being a great place to work, it’s also about making a great contribution to society.


TwinStar Credit Union

We love history, and this one’s got some great history, including their own local branch within our Aberdeen High School that is part of the curriculum. We are so pleased to have TwinStar teaching our children about their future finances!

In 1937, a math teacher at Olympia High School started talking to some other teachers. In those days, it was hard to get a small loan, especially on a teacher’s salary.

If you wanted to buy a car or a house, you might get a loan from a bank at 17% or from a loan shark at 36% or more!

This teacher brought together 15 teachers in November 1937. Together, they started Thurston County Teacher Credit Union. The young credit union became a legal business entity on January 3, 1938.

The first loan was for $150 in 1938. Loans were made and paid in cash, sometimes with passed notes in the hallway! But in the first 10 years, there was only one loss: 85 cents in 1948.

The credit union got its first “branch” in 1950: 4 days a week at room 346 at Olympia High School. (We’ve gone back to our roots with the Bobcat Branch at Aberdeen High School.) In 1972, the first permanent branch opened; it was the only branch until 1980.

By the 80s, credit unions could expand who was eligible to join, but they were also competing with banks and other financial institutions. It got harder for smaller credit unions to help their members, especially those serving communities falling on hard times.

Thurston County Teachers Credit Union began merging with some of those smaller credit unions, starting in Grays Harbor County. The old name didn’t fit, and in 1981, we became Twin County Credit Union.

A year later, we merged with a credit union in Centralia, and later with credit unions in Clark and Pierce Counties. Which made our name a little strange: “Twin County” in 5 counties?

In 2006, a new name was unveiled: TwinStar Credit Union. Then, in 2009, TwinStar expanded its field of membership to include all residents in the state of Washington. In 2011, TwinStar Credit Union crossed the Columbia River and took our unique style of banking into Oregon. We now operate branches in Wilsonville and Downtown Portland. And that’s the credit union you own today.


Pasha Automotive

Pasha arrived in Grays Harbor not long ago and has helped employ our people and boost our economy. We so appreciate their business in Grays Harbor.

Here is some history on Pasha: Three generations of family heritage, innovation, comprehensive capabilities and a network of facilities around the globe make The Pasha Group the trusted leader in transportation and logistics management. Today The Pasha Group provides revolutionary solutions and unmatched expertise with global service offerings that are cost-effective and offer a single source of responsibility to meet the needs of the mobile population of the 21st century. The power of The Pasha Group comes from many sources: the collective experience of our outstanding people, the range and depth of our core competencies, and the can-do attitude that lets us rise to any challenge. Whether by road, sea or air, Pasha will be there with the right solution at the right time.


 

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When you’re ready for a mortgage, our fixed mortgages and Federal Housing Authority Loans are ideal financing instruments for first-time buyers. Whether you are looking to upgrade to a new home, buy a second home or improve your current home. Primary Residential has what you need.


 

 

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Sponsors who have donated $250 – $499.

Kathi Hoder

Aberdeen resident, Aberdeen Council woman, local business owner of Hoquiam Licensing and the MC of our Parade. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Quigg Brothers

In 1897 James Quigg arrived in Grays Harbor and became a foreman at Mathews Shipyard in Hoquiam, Washington.

In 1907 James Quigg formed Grays Harbor Construction Co. with two partners. He was responsible for the sand & gravel and marine operations. Grays Harbor Construction Co. was the largest construction firm in the area and James Quigg remained active until his death in 1937.

1980’s Third generation family members began expanding into new areas of business development. Site Work and Road and Bridge construction prove to be the driving force for QBI’s success.

TODAY Quigg Bros. primary focus is road and bridge work, site work and utilities, marine construction and dredging, pile driving, industrial construction and maintenance and aggregate production and recycling. Third generation owners, brothers John, Tim and Patrick Quigg and cousins Mike Quigg and Matt Zepeda work closely with each other and with our employees to constantly improve on and expand our areas of expertise.

NOW THAT’S SOME GREAT HISTORY!

Shoalwater Bay Casino

Donated 2 packages: 1 night stay at Tradewinds on the Bay with dinner for two at the new Sand Verbena Restaurant in Tokeland, WA within the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation boundaries.

The Founders’ Day Committee used these to award to our winner of the Best Dressed Business, Quilt Harbor, downtown Aberdeen and our nominated Founders’ Day King, Joshua Francy!

 

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Sponsors who have donated $249 and under.

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Imperium Renewables

More History! Imperium Renewables, Inc. (IRI) was founded in 2004 by John Plaza to commercialize his novel and innovative design for biodiesel refining, with a focus on fuel quality and environmental sustainability. In August, 2007 we opened the nation’s largest BQ-9000® certified biodiesel refinery Imperium Grays Harbor in Hoquiam, Washington, which is capable of producing up to 100 million gallons per year.

Today, Imperium Renewables is a national leader in next generation biofuel production. We are driven by a single yet ambitious goal – to fundamentally change the way we fuel our cars, trucks, ships, trains and planes by developing and producing clean, renewable and sustainable alternative fuels, now and into the future.

To meet that goal, the company has developed and continues to develop proprietary technology and processes across the biofuel value chain. We are committed to ensuring that our biofuel is made from the most sustainable and environmentally friendly feedstocks possible, and that our product is of the highest quality in the industry.

Imperium Renewables produces pure, unblended B100 biodiesel refined from a variety of oils; canola grown in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, soy, and many other crops. Our proprietary technology produces a consistently high-quality fuel that exceeds all American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751 Standard and the European Standard EN 14214 and can be tailored to any additional standards required by the end user.


 

Bank of the Pacific

Almost four decades ago a small group of local businessmen in Long Beach, Washington came together to create a bank that would focus on the community. In 1971 the Bank of the

Pacific was formed. Eight years later The Bank of Grays Harbor inAberdeen Washington was created by a group of local business people who shared many of the same values and vision as the earlier group. Their goal was to provide great personal service, be able to make decisions locally, be very active and supportive in their communities. Year after year the number of local businesses and families they served grew because the banks provided them with knowledgeable financial solutions. Then, in late 1999 a merger of equals was formed between the two banks. Again in 2004 they grew when Bank Northwest, based in Bellingham became part of the Bank of the Pacific family.

Today, Bank of the Pacific has achieved many of its original goals and mission, “To be the best bank for our employees, customers, investors and communities”. There are nineteen branch locations in Western Washington and Northern Oregon. The words, “neighbor and hometown” are not just words to everyone at the bank. They are the cornerstones of a committed and proud tradition. The bank has genuine care and concern for their employees as they are worth much more than the hours they work. By the same respect, their customers are also worth much more than the size of their accounts. Bank of the Pacific’s financial expertise and concern for our communities make a real impact in the lives of the families and businesses they serve.

As the Bank continues to grow and build its brand value it must stay true to its pillars through providing smart solutions with personal service. This will mean maintaining a balance between expanding technologies and continuing to nurture the deep-rooted personal connections for which they are known. This balanced approach will allow the Bank to expand its market share and increase profitability without sacrificing its heritage or mission to be the best bank for their employees, customers and communities.


 

Aberdeen Rotary Club

“WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”

—PAUL P. HARRIS

But of course, here is some history: Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT

Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:

We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.

We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.

Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.


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We believe that a grocery store should be more than just a grocery store. We believe the place that nourishes your family should offer homegrown quality, heartwarming experiences and helpful people inspired to do right by guests, the community and the world. At Haggen, we cherish the strong community bonds and friendships we create in the cities and towns we serve.

There’s always something new going on in our stores. Stop in for one of our Wine Tastings hosted by our talented Wine Experts, bring the kiddos in to play with Splash the Otter, our beloved Northwest mascot, or come in to personally meet the producers and farmers from your neighborhood who grow and nurture the local foods we share together at our table.