Boss of the Year 2018

A new award, Boss of the Year recognizes an individual who empowers their employee(s), is an example of leadership and/or management excellence. Any owner, chief executive officer, or management officer is eligible; Nominations for this catagory may be made only by current or past employees, workplace volunteers, and/or interns. The honoree’s business must be a member of the Shelton-Mason County Chamber and should be headquartered and/or conduct business in Mason County. Evaluations may be made on the following criteria: leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity; building partnerships; succeeding through people; and maintaining excellent employer-employee relations.

Congratulations Kevin & Kathy Dorcy and Urraco Coffee Co.!

Boss_2018_Dorcys_WEB.jpg  Kevin & Kathy Dorcy of Urraco Coffee Co. ask much of their employees. As in, they ask for their input in the decision making process, they ask about what problems arise in the workplace and how they can remedy it as a team, and they ask that their employees be creative and introduce new ideas to the business. Both 1971 Shelton High School graduates, Kevin and Kathy have different work histories; Kathy has worked at Shelton Family Medicine for 40 years, the past 30 as the clinic manager, while Kevin has been mostly self-employed, building several homes and completing numerous remodels as a construction maintenance manager before ‘retiring’ in 2017. Kevin and Kathy encourage an open door attitude, welcoming ideas and concerns, believing that the employees are their business. 

See a complete list of past award winners.