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Press Release

Tuesday, May 13

AWB announces 2014 Community Service Award winners

Eight employers honored for service to their communities and beyond

SPOKANE — The Association of Washington Business recognized eight Washington employers today for their important and enduring service to others.

AWB’s 2014 Community Service Award winners include a small coastal hardware store chain, an international shipping company, and a fruit distributor that sends its workers across the world to lend a hand. The awards were presented today at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane during AWB’s annual Spring Meeting.

“AWB members give back to their communities in countless ways, donating time, supplies and expertise. These award winners exemplify that spirit of generosity and enterprise,” said AWB President Kris Johnson. “Washington is a stronger, more vibrant place because of employers like these.”

This year’s award winners give back in a variety of ways, paying for their employees to work in local community service projects or overseas travel for service projects. Their sponsorship of educational programs helps students move ahead with important life goals. At Christmas they help the holiday come alive for those in need, and throughout the year, they support dozens of local improvement efforts.

Detailed descriptions of the eight award winners are included in the awards program. The winners of the 2014 AWB Community Service Awards are:

Community Beautification

Corporate Citizenship

  • UPS, Seattle. Follow them on Twitter: @UPS

Education — Continuous Commitment

  • Washington State McDonald’s Operators Association, Bellingham. Follow them, on Twitter: @ McDonaldsNW

Helping People in Need

Projects the Mobilize People into Action

Recognizing Volunteerism

Youth Organizations

Fluor Federal Services sponsored the 2014 AWB Community Service Awards. Photos from the event will be available online via the AWB website. 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 8,100 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


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