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For our Tribe; Our People; Our Future.


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About Willapa Bay Enterprises

Willapa Bay Enterprises was incorporated in 2007 by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe to build a stronger base for their economic development goals. The WBE Board is a 5 member board of tribal members with business experience devoted to furthering the diversity of our Tribe’s business ownership. Since its creation, Willapa Bay Enterprises has taken over management of the Georgetown Gas Station and the Shoalwater Bay Casino. More recently, WBE has acquired the Tradewinds Motel & Conference Center, opened the Smoke N’ Spirits Liquor Store, opened the Willapa Bay Oyster Co., and opened WBE Consulting. Each business created by WBE incorporates tribal preference as a strategy to support our tribal members and proudly employs 85 - 125 people annually based on seasonal demand. Recently, we have also developed an entrepreneur grant program to assist our future business leaders of our Tribe and began the management of a public services grant program to assist our surrounding community.

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Meet the Board

Our entire board has assisted in the establishment of the Casino remodel and re-classing machines, Smoke’N Spirits Liquor Store and Willapa Bay Oyster Co.

Mary Downs
Mary Downs
Chair
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Colleen Dietl
Colleen Dietl
Vice Chair
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Jamie Judkins
Jamie Judkins
Treasurer
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Kenny Waltman Jr.
Kenny Waltman Jr.
Secretary
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Jake Christensen
Jake Christensen
Member At Large
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Johnny Winokur
Johnny Winokur
CEO
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Mike Rasmussen
Mike Rasmussen
CFO
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WBE Grant Program

We're now taking applications for our 2019 Entrepreneurial Grant designed to help promote tribal business or businesses that serve our tribal members.

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