Golfing, warm weather and fun were the themes that emerged during last week's annual Business and Industry Appreciation dinner and golf tournament event hosted by the Prescott-Nevada County Economic Development Office at the Prescott County Club prior to the holiday.

Golfing, warm weather and fun were the themes that emerged during last week's annual Business and Industry Appreciation dinner and golf tournament event hosted by the Prescott-Nevada County Economic Development Office at the Prescott County Club prior to the holiday.
Mary Godwin, EDO Director, said “This is our annual industry appreciation and golf event; this was started years ago as a way to say thank you to our industries, have a good time and appreciate the businesses and industries we have here in Nevada County.   We have the golf tournament all during the day, and then, tonight we have the dinner.  It has traditionally been a fun and relaxing day that has become a popular event for us.”
One thing that hasn’t changed is the increasing regional mix of business presences at the event, where companies well-known in both Hempstead and Nevada Counties are frequent participants in the event.  SWEPCO had a table in 2017, and this year, a strong contingent from Tyson in Hope was present and had a golf team.
Godwin said, “We do have a mix of folks from all over.  A lot of people think of your businesses or workforce coming just from Nevada County. Our workforce comes from throughout the region, and we have companies that do business throughout the region.”
“And, the 13 miles between Hope and Prescott is basically nothing now. We are basically the same when you are looking at business and industry. We employ their people, and they employ a lot of Nevada County people. There are companies that have a presence in both places,” she said.

Although the event has featured keynote speakers and major announcements in the past, Godwin said that this year’s event was more about fun and networking with old friends.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen that they’ve been out there on the golf course, they are ready to relax, have some dinner and enjoy the networking opportunity” Godwin said.