The New Year has brought a new award to North Bend, designed specifically to recognize people who make a difference in your day; people who “make a gloomy day brighter, lighten our load, and make us smile.”
It’s called the Ripple Effect Award and is sponsored by the North Bend Downtown Foundation. It was inspired and suggested to the foundation by Ambur Brown, who wanted to give a local employee some recognition. Amber will also be administering the award each quarter.
According to the NBDF, the Ripple Effect Award is described as a way to honor “the folks that we go home to our families and tell the story about how they changed our day for the better — the people that make North Bend a great community to live and shop in.”
It may come as no surprise who was honored with the very first Ripple Effect Award: Keven Shadow, who works at the North Bend Bartell’s. Before moving to the North Bend store, Kevin worked in the Snoqualmie location where he also made quite a positive impact on the community.
Per the North Bend Downtown Foundation, “He always has a warm smile, a kind word, and a gift for making our community a warmer, friendlier place. He truly makes a positive Ripple Effect in our community.”
If you have someone you’d like to honor with the next Ripple Effect, send your submission to Amber Brown at NBDFRippleEffect@gmail.com. Submissions must be received by the second Friday in March, June, October and December.
And Congratulations to Kevin…. a great person to kick-off this new award!