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Gig Harbor is a tight knit community, making it the ideal place for small businesses to
use social media to get more customers. Unfortunately, getting started on social in a way
that attracts clients has been intimidating for many businesses owners- but not anymore!
Join online marketing experts Anne Jones and Marguerite Giguere for an informative
and energizing look at how to use online makreting to attract great clients for your

We will be covering:
Facebook Business Pages
Showing up on the first page of Google
...and more!

This class is designed for Gig Harbor business owners and marketing professionals who
are curious about effective online marketing. There will be case studies and takeaways
for people who have been dabbling in social but need a bit more information to up their

Time & Location:
Friday April 22nd, 2016 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
The Inn at Gig Harbor - Rainier room
Coffee, water and snacks provided

RSVP: or (253) 514-8294
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Heritage Distilling Company (HDC) was awarded 25 medals at the 2016 Craft Spirits Conference hosted by the American Distilling Institute (ADI). The total medal count HDC received was the most of any craft distillery in North America for 2016. This is the third consecutive year that HDC won more medals than any other craft distillery in North America at the ADI craft spirits judging.

“We are honored and humbled by our results at this year’s ADI blind judging for craft spirits,” said Justin Stiefel, Co-Founder, CEO and Master Distiller at HDC. “We are especially proud given the rigorous standards employed by the ADI during the blind judging and the caliber of judges gathered from around the world to sample and rate the craft spirits submitted,” he added.

HDC’s 25 medals spanned across eight separate categories, and included two “Best of Class” medals and six “Best of Category” medals. HDC won an award in every product category entered. 

Nancy Giacolone is the Owner and President of Olympic Crest Insurance, a trusted employee benefits advisor and brokerage firm located in Gig Harbor, Washington. Nancy started her career as an Administrative Assistant in a small Tacoma insurance agency and worked her way up to partner before moving on to start Olympic Crest Insurance in 1996. She has served on the Junior Achievement of Washington Board of Directors and as President of the SW Washington Association of Health Underwriters. She is a Washington State native and currently resides in Gig Harbor with her husband Jim and their son Nick. Nancy is a philanthropist; when not working or spending time with her family, she can be found in the kitchen with a camera in her hand, trying some new artistic adventure or volunteering her time to those less fortunate.  

On April 28th between the hours of 3:00 and 7:00 pm Olympic Crest Insurance is hosting a 20 Year Anniversary Open House celebrating the professional and personal success that Nancy has seen thus far. Our office is located at 7191 Wagner Way NW, Suite 201 in Gig Harbor. We hope to see you there!



Ribbon Cutting Set For April 20th 

Gig Harbor, WA; April 7th, 2016 – The City of Gig Harbor is pleased to announce the completion of improvements at Jerisich Dock, located at 3211 Harborview Drive, and will host  a ribbon cutting celebration at 10am on Wednesday, April 20th at 10am, on the dock. In order to upgrade the boating amenities offered at Jerisich Dock, a construction project to extend water and power services onto the dock for use by moored vessels was completed this spring. The project also included automatic payment kiosk and gangway resurfacing.

The public is invited to attend. For additional information about this construction project, contact the City of Gig Harbor Engineering Department at (253) 851-6170.

Known as the most picturesque harbor in the Northwest, Gig Harbor is an easily accessible, relaxing destination with lots to offer. In addition to the many festivals and events, Gig Harbor offers shopping along the waterfront as well as uptown, fine and casual dining, and overnight stays in small to mid-size inns and bed and breakfasts. Yachting is big here with private marinas and a public boat dock. Kayak, paddleboard and boat rentals are available as are harbor tours. Its fishing village heritage is showcased at the Harbor History Museum and beyond. Several top golf courses including Chambers Bay and Gold Mountain are a short drive away, while parks, trails and charming neighborhoods invite walking and cycling. For additional visitor and destination information on Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City, please access

Harbor History Museum


Women, History, and Style Highlighted at Upcoming Harbor History Museum Exhibit

The clothing that women wear is made of more than pattern and fabric, buttons and zippers. It’s made of history, economics, politics, and social expectations for those who put it on. The clothing tells stories, and these stories are as complex and intriguing as the women who donned them.

From April 15th through July 17th, join Harbor History Museum for 50 Years of Fitting In: Fashion, History, and Women from 1890-1940. From building families to founding businesses to leading social change, women played influential and often unexpected roles in both public and private life. This exhibit will explore the lives of these determined--and stylish--women and the challenges they faced through the always-changing lens of fashion. In addition to unique historical artifacts and images, the exhibit will feature biographies of movers-and-shakers in Gig Harbor such as Theresa Sweeney, Lucy Goodman, and Rose Tarabochia as women’s role change over time and across the globe.

“We are thrilled to present this exhibit,” says exhibit curator, Joann Hale. “Women have always been an integral part of public life in Gig Harbor and beyond. This exhibit will showcase women’s lives, activities, and accomplishments by looking at fashion and history, which gives us a truly unique perspective.”

The exhibit will open on April 15th with a members-only preview and reception. The exhibit will be open to the public with general admission on April 16th and run through July 17th.

For more information about the Museum, contact Alphild Dick, Marketing and Events Coordinator, at or visit our website at Find the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.