Hood River November 2013

 

The hotel’s grounds were a spectacular backdrop for the board’s meeting. The Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall is one of only two privately-owned waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest : The views from the meeting room were some of the best in the board’s history.
The Wine Press Northwest hosted the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the hotel during the board’s meeting. Columbia Gorge Hotel Director, Paul  , presented to the board about their efforts to restore the beauty and majesty of this historic landmark. Kate Brown presents Sara Vickerman with an award of service. This is Sara’s last meeting as a board member after serving 12 years
Dakine moved into their new building in Hood River in the spring of 2013. Dakine Operations Manager, Roger Roediger, greets the board and provides an overview of the company.( CEO, Leslie Lane, describes how Dakine employees are able to check out windsurfing boards over their lunch hour for some fresh air and exercise.
Kate Brown talks with a Dakine employee After a delicious lunch, board members toured the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River The tour stopped by the amazing display of awards, including an Oregon Sustainability Award in 2011. 
The tour stopped by the amazing display of awards, including an Oregon Sustainability Award in 2011.  Board members, Kate Brown and John Miller, pose with Full Sail Brewery Founder & CEO, Irene Firmat.  Jamie Emmerson describes the process for Full Sail employees to create and name their own seasonal brews and labels.
Kate Brown and Irene Firmat take a break to pose for a picture The tour stopped by the amazing display of awards, including an Oregon Sustainability Award in 2011.  Board members, Kate Brown and Rojee Gotee discuss the finer points of beer fermentation with Irene Firmat.
  
The Board toured the building next door that Full Sail plans to renovate into the Sessions Building. As an employee-owned business, each employee plays an integral role in their success.  Full Sail ships their beer across the country and internationally
 
Tofurky owner, Seth Tibbot, greets board members in their new building in Hood River.  Board members learn about the solar panels on the roof of the new production plant  Kate Brown hears first-hand about the solar resource in Hood River.
 
 
Kate Brown and David Gremmels pose with Seth Tibbot on the roof. Board members enjoyed their tour of the LEED Gold building. Everyone was impressed with the full-scale, bocce ball court on the roof of the building.