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Press Release

Tuesday, May 7

AWB announces winners of 2013 Community Service Awards

Employers recognized for efforts to help others  

SPOKANE—The Association of Washington Business has recognized 11 Washington employers for their exceptional commitment to philanthropy and corporate citizenship.

The recipients of this year’s awards include an Eastern Washington agriculture company that rallied to keep a small town from disappearing; a beef processor that helped stock the empty shelves of food banks with free meat; and a design studio that figured out a way to introduce students to the world of art. The awards were presented Tuesday evening at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane during AWB’s annual Spring Meeting.

“These awards highlight what we have always known: Washington businesses take their responsibility to the community seriously,” said AWB President Don Brunell. “The 11 employers we honored this year not only displayed that commitment, but they also showed that it’s possible to find new and more effective ways to give back. Need will never go away, but the ways to address it must evolve. These businesses are leading the way.”  

Detailed descriptions of the 11 award winners are included in the awards program.

The winners of the 2013 AWB Community Service Awards are:

Revitalization & Development
•    The McGregor Company, Colfax

Education
•    Artitudes Design, Inc., Issaquah
•    Tyson Foods, Pasco

Education — Continuous Commitment
•    Fluor Federal Services, Inc., Richland

Helping People in Need
•    Ryan, Swanson, & Cleveland, PLLC, Seattle
•    UPS, Seattle

Projects the Mobilize People into Action
•    AB Washington Beef Processing Plant, an Agri Beef Co., Toppenish

Projects that Mobilize People into Action — Continuous Commitment
•    MacKay Sposito, Vancouver

Recognizing Volunteerism
•    Amy’s on the Bay Restaurant & Bar, Port Orchard

Youth Organizations
•    The Moyer Foundation, Seattle

Corporate Citizenship
•    Regence BlueShield, Seattle

Fluor Federal Services is this year’s sponsor of the Community Service Awards. Photos from the event will be available online via the AWB flickr stream. Highlight videos featuring each award-winning company will also be available online.


About the Association of Washington Business
Formed in 1904, the Association of Washington Business is Washington’s oldest and largest statewide business association, and includes more than 8,000 members representing 700,000 employees. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. While its membership includes major employers like Boeing, Microsoft and Weyerhaeuser, 90 percent of AWB members employ fewer than 100 people. More than half of AWB’s members employ fewer than 10. For more about AWB, visit www.awb.org.


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