I am honored to represent our community as the North Mason Chamber of Commerce 2014 Chairman of the Board. As the leader of this vibrant organization, my intention is simple – to do my best at this chamber to help people come together, get business, and make it a very positive experience. That’s my whole agenda. That will be my legacy.
As a resident and small-business owner, I understand the challenges involved in maintaining, growing and managing a successful business, especially in a rural area. My family has enjoyed our property on the North Shore of Hood Canal since 1945, and I started my first painting company in 1982. Through the years, I have learned the value in building relationships throughout Mason County and beyond, and organizations such as our chamber provide the avenue for me to do just that.
Our monthly luncheons and business after hours events provide the stage for our 280 members to meet and share ideas. In fact, our members often tell me how much they appreciate our low-key, informal style, which is driven by our membership itself as we represent such a wide range of business interests. At our monthly luncheons, you may be seated next to a government official on one side and a personal trainer on the other – one in a suit and tie and one in workout shorts. As a professional painter, I’m happy to report that I feel comfortable stopping in at a chamber event as part of my workday, sometimes in my work clothes. After all, I’m a member. That’s what I am first – a member.
Whether it’s serving on a committee or grilling our Harry Martin’s world-famous oysters at the Taste of Hood Canal and OysterFest, I invite you to take advantage of the many networking and education opportunities your chamber has to offer. Join us and see firsthand what the excitement is all about!
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