County Wide Breakfast

With over five years of experience, Holly travels across the country and is proud to have been to 16 states, speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women’s organizations, community leaders and business professionals, inspiring audiences to take opportunities and focus on faith, attitude, determination, confidence, desire, and perseverance.


Holly Hoffman and Gary Kroeger to Highlight This Year’s Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development’s County Wide Breakfast

Holly Hoffman
Guest Speaker
Gary Kroeger
Master of Ceremonies

The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual County Wide Breakfast on Wednesday, July 27th from 7:00–9:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Parish Center in Whittemore. The cost to attend the event is $15.00 per person. The theme for this year’s breakfast is “Powering into the Future with Acres of Opportunity.” The guest speaker will be Holly Hoffman, a contestant that appeared on Survivor Nicaragua. Returning this year as Master of Ceremonies will be Gary Kroeger, former cast member of Saturday Night Live.

Holly Hoffman was born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, and was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS' hit reality show "Survivor Nicaragua". Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.

An accomplished motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.

Holly's writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods—the ones she uses everyday in her own life—are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation. Readers and audience members alike walk away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.

Gary Kroeger will be Master of Ceremonies. Gary has been a guest speaker at several past County Wide Breakfasts. He was born in Cedar Falls and attended Northwestern University to study theater, radio, television and film. He went on to be a regular on Saturday Night Live and made numerous television appearances. In 2003 Gary moved back to Cedar Falls to become the Creative Director for Mudd Advertising.

Maureen Elbert, Executive Director, explained, “I’m very excited about this year’s event and having Holly Hoffman as the motivational speaker and Gary Kroeger as Master of Ceremonies. This is an event to celebrate our 20/10 milestone, and at the same time being motivated and energized in how we look and react to our surroundings. This is a day of celebration and really appreciating all the success, development and networking both locally and regionally with all of our partners.”

For more information about the County Wide Breakfast, visit the K/PACEDC websites at and or Facebook. To RSVP by July 13, call the office at 515-295-7979.

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Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873

8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday




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