Rookie of the Year Nominees 2018

A new award, Rookie of the Year recognizes the company that has opened a storefront or began operations within the award year. Any size business is eligible; the recipient should be headquartered in Mason County and must be a member in good standing with the Chamber. Recognition will be given based on any of the following criteria: fulfilling a gap in services, retail, or operations; leading with vision, inspiration, and integrity; building partnerships; benefiting the Mason County community at large; nurturing creativity and innovation; succeeding through people; and contributions to Chamber programs/events.

Rookie_2018_Craft_WEB.jpg Craft Pie & Art Bar is owned and operated by Smoking Mo's Monica Beben, whose goal is to cultivate a haven for art creators and enthusiasts of all ages to share and nurture their ideas and talents. The quaint setting serves as a backdrop for seasonally inspired sweet and savory pies, signature cocktails, and a gathering place for all things crafty. As well as frequent classes, Craft plays host to cocktail pairings, book clubs, and many more community gatherings.  
Rookie_2018_NW_Clothing_Co_WEB.jpg Northwest Clothing Co. is a trendy, yet affordable, women's clothing store featuring clothing sized Small-3X, women’s shoes, and accessories. Opened by Jessica Smith, this shop has quickly become a favorite for last minute outfits, styling, and gifts. With a sweet sitting area for kids, well-appointed dressing rooms, and racks upon racks of new clothes, this modern retail space is a gem in the downtown area. Jessica brings much longed for fashion to Mason County and is proud of the fact that everything she sells costs no more than $50.


See a complete list of past award winners.