This month, we welcome our new Economic Development Director, Tom Elder, and we celebrate Shannon Kokot, owner of M.A.M.A.S. Creative Sweets, being named 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year. Take a look back on the accomplishments of 2014 in our newly published Economic Development Annual Report. We also introduce Voices from the Isle, the official news source for Isle of Wight County.
Isle of Wight County is pleased to welcome Thomas D. “Tom” Elder, Jr. as the new Director of Economic Development.
Mr. Elder brings over 25 years of experience in the economic development and commercial real estate fields, including most recently serving as Executive Vice President for the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, which serves fifteen municipality members.
Shannon Kokot, owner of M.A.M.A.S. Creative Sweets, LLC, a family-owned and operated specialty sweets shop in the Town of Windsor, is the recipient of the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award given out by the Isle of Wight County Department of Economic Development during Virginia’s Business Appreciation Month.