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Luncheon: Congressman Derek Kilmer


     Date: March 13, 2015

     Time: Doors open at 11:30am, food is out by 11:45am, and program to start at 12pm

     Admission: $20

     Location: Mason County PUD No. 3 - John Prairie Room

                   2621 E. Johns Prairie Road

                   Shelton, WA  98584

     RSVP: Call 360.426.2276 or click to reserved your seat!

     SPONSORS: Thank you for your support of this event.


Simulcast: Refresh Leadership

     Date: April 15, 2015

     Time: 8:30am - 12pm (breakfast will be provided)

     Admission: $45 (proceeds go to United Way of Mason County)

     Location: Mason County PUD No. 3 - John Prairie Room

                   2621 E. Johns Prairie Road

                   Shelton, WA  98584

     Event Discription: Join us for a leadership event you won't want to miss ...

      Goal Setting - The Secret of Successful Leaders

               by: DAYMOND JOHN, CEO of FUBU and Shark Branding, and TV personality of "Shark Tank"

      The Funny Thing About Leadership

               by: DAN AYKROYD, Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Musician, Businessman ... Ghostbuster

      From Homeless to Harvard

               by: LIZ MURRAY, Motivational Speaker and Bestselling Author of Breaking Night

     More Information: here

Conference: Rural Pathways to Prosperity

     Date: April 17, 2015

     Time: TBA

     Cost: $45 (proceeds go to United Way of Mason County)

     Location: Mason County PUD No. 3 - John Prairie Room

                   2621 E. Johns Prairie Road

                   Shelton, WA  98584

     Website: http://waruralprosperity.wsu.edu/

     Event Discription: Would you like to ...

    • Connect your local leaders to national experts while staying in your community?
    • Identify ways to encourage new entrepreneurs?
    • Add value to your existing businesses?
    • Discover your hidden assets to support small businesses?
    • Create jobs and improve your economy?

      Join us on April 17, 2015 for a creative statewide conference delivered to multiple

      communities across the state.

      Featured speaker Erik Pages, a leader in rural entrepreneurship through EntreWorks, will discuss:

      “Who are the rural entrepreneurs? Why are they important? and How can you help
      them succeed?”

      EntreWorks believes that entrepreneurship in all its forms is the key to revitalizing our small rural

      communities. They work with organizations and civic leaders to design, implement, and promote

      innovative economic development strategies, policies, and programs.



Attracted by the region’s access to the range of transportation alternatives and the experienced leadership of the business community, Mason County is a growing business environment.

Mason County is home to technology companies, manufacturing corporations, and other thriving businesses.

Affordable, available land and comprehensive tax advantages sustain Mason County's favorable economic climate



Thank you so much to everyone that participated in our strategic planning process, through phone calls and office visits to the kickoff and forums. We hope that you found the process informative and worthwhile. Our primary goal was to increase your understanding of economic development and to provide an outlet to discuss the growth of our community.

There were many areas covered during this time and everyone did an outstanding job. Your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both valuable and productive. Thank you for your comments and suggestions and we assure you that each will be given consideration so that the future of our county will be even more of a success. 

We invite you to read through the framework and send us your comments and ideas. As we begin the hard work of translating this information into specific strategies and priorities, the support and involvement of the community and our partners will be critical to help us achieve the important goals we have set forth. Click here to continue to the plan.

If you still wish to have your comments heard, there is time. We have created a survey for continued participation. Please click on the link and you will be able to continue to the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FSQ2MDV

Thank you again and keep checking back for updates as the process moves forward with strategies and implementation. Please call or email if you have any questions.


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