Economic Development Summit, East Lewis County, Washington at Mayfield Lake Resort, brought to the community by the East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce (individual at front table, top right with white shirt on is Paul Stewart, founder/director, East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce) in partnership with Lewis County Community Development Department, Director, Bob Johnson, lead off speaker and at the evening dinner portion of the event , Victor Vasquez, an Economic Development Expert from the Washington State Department of Commerce and former member of the Clinton Administration's Department of Commerce, addressed the Summit. From this a Blue Ribbon Panel was formulated and in cooperation with the Wahkiakum County Council of Government's (www.cwcog.org) Senior Planner, Melissa Taylor, the Horizons was brought in the community. Other issues were addressed such as The Washington State Growth Management Act, Schools, the White Pass Connection, etc.
The Harmony Jazz and Wine Festival at Mayfield Lake, (Mayfield Lake Summer Tunes) brought to the community by the East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce, (founder/former director, Paul Stewart).
Having a Jazz & Wine Festival in the middle of a Country Music environment was an interesting display of amazement!
The Exclusive Harmony Resort and RV Park, next to Ike Kinswa State Park, East Lewis County at Mayfield Lake!
Mt. Rainier National Park Visitor's Association
Great Wolf Lodge
Seattle's JAZZ ALLEY, one of several sponsors from Seattle!
The Mossyrock Blueberry Festival, established by the East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce, after Paul Stewart, brought the Horzions Program to the area. Through the Horizons Program (Pew Foundation for Civic Change) formulated the Study Circles Program and from that the Blueberry Festival, (Held Annually in August) in cooperation with the Pew Foundation and Washington State University.
Afterwards, the organizations MARC and MAAL were created by the community.
Insurance (liability & claims/property) for the EVENT and THE CITY WAS COVERED BY by the East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce!
Additionally, Paul Stewart was a member of (CLEDD), Cowlitz-Lewis Economic Development District.
Established a program at South Lake High School in Seattle on Rainier Ave, after approaching Mrs. Moore, Principal and Mr. Love, Asst Principal.
The introduction to students, pertaining to economic development. Barbara Moore, Principal (9 yrs) Real World Technology & Entrepreneur Development Program, an After School Program.
South Lake High School is an (At Risk) Youth High School. Student were introduced to the concepts of business and economic development, however, there was a need to implement emotional intelligence into the curriculum.
Students were introduced to the Washington State Business Week. One student per year was selected to attend.
The Great Race, from Washington D.C. to Tacoma, WA. The East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce won bid to host the Last Pit Stop for the race, in East Lewis County, WA, national event. The final Pit Stop assisted more than 90 vintage vehicles racing across country in pursuit of a $250,000 prize purse.
The National Great Race, an annual 14 Day cross-country rally of antique cars started in Washington D.C., in front of the White House and concluded in Tacoma, WA, with the Last Pit Stop in East Lewis County, WA.
The winner drove a 1916 Hudson Speedster.
Here, I am directing Jack Roush of Roush Racing. Jack Roush is one of the most successful people in auto racing history as a competitor, car owner and automotive industry safety innovator. Roush plans to continue his long tradition of racing success with his involvement in the annual vintage car rally, the Great Race.
Since his first Great Race in 1997, Roush has remained active with his participation in the vintage rally. Roush Industries brings more than three vehicles for the event including a mobile safety and welding unit. The 2002 Roush team included five competitive vehicles; a 1940 Ford 5 window coupe, 1939 Ford 2-door convertible, 1935 Ford 2 door convertible, 1947 Ford convertible, and a 1934 Ford Indy 500 race car re-creation. The Roush Great Race stable also houses a 1934 Ford Roadster, 1939 4-door convertible, and a 1936 Ford 5-window coupe named LeRoy.
Seattle Times article, dtd, January 26, 1991, reporter, Angelo Constantine at the Rainier Community Center, a picture of me and a student, JoJo White at the computer, analyzing the formulation of a spreadsheet on LOTUS 123 . The program was endorsed by Holly Miller, Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation. The curriculum was originally designed for frequent testing and students worked as teams, allowing each to become a leader at some point. Each group had to score a 70 on all test to advance. The program became very popular, and because of such, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept., bused children from the Yesler Terrace Housing Community and other surrounding community centers in the area to Project Compute. The curriculum started out with subjects (databases, spreadsheets, graphics, word processing and disk operating systems) As the article says, "RAINIER VALLEY becoming computer literate", the first inner city computer program in the Rainier Valley, founder, Paul Stewart. Later, in 1995 the program received the President's Service Award from the Clinton Administration.
Paul Stewart, Director, East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce, coordinates debate between candidates for Lewis County Commissioner position! Additionally, Stewart coordinates two Lewis County Prosecutor Debates, One in Morton and Mossyrock, Wa. (Stewart is located at the table in front, behind the East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce banner, his reflection on the projection screen)
Paul Stewart, Director/Founder, East Lewis County Regional Chamber of Commerce bringing The Horizons Program to East Lewis County, one of first steps of Economic Development starting in East Lewis County. Later, the organizations MARC and MAAL were created by the community, from the Horizons Program and thus you have economic development!