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 Kelli Schueler at 800.521.9325.
2017 awards applications are now being accepted!
Our award programs include:
Awards will be presented at the 2017 Evening of Excellence
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 are eligible — judges
will determine winners based on the content and the quality of the application materials.
Washington Achieve Award – Recognizing a 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 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 business that has put a priority on environmental improvement, education or outreach to their business sector and/or community
Washington Advance Award – Recognizing a 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 an entrepreneur who’s business is less than 5 years old and has made a significant impact in their industry
Employer of the Year – Recognizing an employer who has implemented innovative job retention, creation, benefits, and/or compensation plans that fosters a thriving work environment
Awards will be presented at the 2017 Manufacturing Summit
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 are eligible — judges will determine winners based on the content and the quality of the application materials.
Operational Excellence Award — Recognizing a 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 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 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