An Elegant Evening of Celebration

Each year, AWB provides opportunities for member companies to showcase excellence and best practices in a variety
of fields. All awards are peer-reviewed by member companies with expertise in the related award categories.

To learn more about these awards, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jacob Sodeman at 800.521.9325.





The 2019 Awards were presented at the Evening of Excellence on November 20. Nominate your Washington based company or another excellent company for the 2020 awards!

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Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your completed application form and no more than six single-sided pages in either PDF, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel format via electronic submission. All AWB members are eligible — judges
will determine winners based on the content and the quality of the application materials.

Award Categories: 

Washington Achieve Award – Recognizing a Washington state business who has excelled in creating, implementing or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development system aligned with closing the employment gap

Washington Connect Award – Recognizing a Washington state business who’s products and/or services have positively impacted the way in which Washington employers and communities are connected to each other and the world

Leading Environmental Practices – Recognizing a Washington state business that has put a priority on environmental improvement, education or outreach to their business sector and/or community

Washington Advance Award – Recognizing a Washington state business who has had a significant impact in their sector, contributing to the advancement of their community and/or statewide economy

Entrepreneur of the year – Given to a Washington state entrepreneur who’s business is less than 5 years old and has made a significant impact in their industry

Employer of the Year – Recognizing a Washington state employer who has implemented innovative job retention, creation, benefits, and/or compensation plans that fosters a thriving work environment

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The 2019 Awards were presented at the Evening of Excellence on November 20. Nominate your Washington based company or another excellent company for the 2020 awards!

apply-now-button

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your completed application form and no more than six single-sided pages in either PDF, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel format via electronic submittal. All AWB members and non-members are eligible — judges will determine winners based on the content and the quality of the application materials.

Award Categories:

Green Manufacturing Award — Given to a Washington state business that has maximized energy efficiency levels, gone above and beyond regulatory requirements, minimized waste from the production process and reduced its carbon footprint.

Operational Excellence Award — Recognizing a Washington state company that has a distinctive manufacturing process, including continuous improvement, innovations, lean and six sigma and/or application of high technology.

Innovation Award — Recognizing a Washington state company that has maintained a competitive advantage by utilizing innovation while remaining responsive to market demands.

Manufacturer of the Year Award — This premier award recognizes a Washington state company that has a commitment to business excellence, has found creative solutions to challenges that raise or enhance the industry standard, as well as involvement in state and/or local public policy issues that affect manufacturers. *One award winner in this category