About

The PNW Retail Group is a networking organization that provides mutual support within our industry. We welcome differing perspectives and views from fellow professionals in both retail and shopping center owner and management groups. We include all resources within the industry and encourage access to different skill sets within our network.

What We Do:

We produce the number one networking event yearly – The Pig ‘N Whistle. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with professionals in our industry. The BBQ is a casual and fun environment to rekindle friendships and make new connections. We also award 2 to 3 scholarships to young scholars interested in joining our industry. The scholarship program includes a monetary scholarship and provides mentorship at annual ICSC conventions. The Darren Was and Charlie Devine scholarships are awarded each year as memorial scholarships.

Who We Are:

Originally the DOC&R (Developers of Outlet Centers and Retailers), The PNW Retail Group is now open to outlet properties, retailers, and everyone in the retail and shopping center industry.

The PNW board members are:

Jamie Bourbeau, – President of the Board
Sharon Haggard, – Vice President of the Board
Marc Gurstel, – Treasurer of the Board
Michelle Waak, – Secretary of the Board

Ann Ackerman, Ron Simkin, Kristen Winkel ,Ellen Kiely, Robin Hohlwec, Jim Pye

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How You Can Get Involved:

There is no membership fee. We only need your email address to update you on what is happening. We do not share your email address; it is only used to send invites and updates. We do offer sponsorship opportunities for the Pig ‘N Whistle event. It is a beautiful way for your company to get exposure during this event. For more information, email: ann@elevatethemarketing.com.