Citizen of the Year 2018

Tom Beben of Smoking Mo’s settled in Mason County in 2006 and opened the doors in 2007. Tom views his business as a platform to help in fundraising and to support community events. Just this year he spearheaded efforts to raise monies for ALS, HOST Students, SHS Booster Club, scholarship fundraisers, Shelton Rotary Club (of which he is a member), and countless others. Through his position as a Chamber board member, Tom created Blues & Brews, a festival featuring local fare, local beverages, and local talent. Tom’s humility is evident in his declaration that the thing he is most proud of is setting an example for his young daughter Grace to fully embrace her community and to give back whenever possible.  

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