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“George Sharp, executive director of Visitor & Convention Bureau, resigns”
“In a surprise announcement, George Sharp, who had raised the profile of the Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau after the previous executive director was fired, resigned Thursday [Apr. 23] from the organization he led for more than four years.
Sharp said he plans to start two new businesses, both of which will be family-run. The first is called Sharp Strategies and Solutions LLC, while the details on the second business are still coming together.
Sharp said he has been thinking about his new ventures for some time, but was stirred to action after the death of two industry friends and his daughter’s graduation and marriage.
‘Life is really short,’ he said Thursday. ‘I want to create a legacy and make a difference in people’s lives.'”
“Sharp, 52, was hired in November 2010 after working at the state Department of Commerce for 11 years,” quoting Rolf Boone, The Olympian.
Mr. Sharp was also instrumental in raising Yelm’s business profile in the Visitor & Convention Burueau, with two recent inspirational presentations to the Yelm Business Assn. & Yelm Chamber as well as the Yelm City Council. He will be sorely missed, however is wished well in his new endeavors.
– UPDATE: May 3, 2015
“Five questions for George Sharp, former VCB executive director and new business owner”
By Rolf Boone, The Olympian.