June 25, 2018
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It's the final week to apply for AWB's Manufacturing Excellence and Evening of Excellence awards

Each year, AWB provides opportunities for member companies to showcase excellence and best practices in a variety of fields through two awards programs. All awards are peer-reviewed by member companies with expertise in the related award categories. It's time to complete your application for the 2018 Evening of Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence Awards.

Employers can self-nominate, or AWB members can nominate any other employers for awards.

The Evening of Excellence Awards are given in these categories:

  •  Washington Achieve Award – Recognizing a business that 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 whose 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 its business sector and/or community.
  •  Washington Advance Award – Recognizing a business that has had a significant impact in its sector, contributing to the advancement of its community and/or statewide economy.
  •  Entrepreneur of the year – Given to an entrepreneur whose business is less than 5 years old and has made a significant impact in their industry.
  •  Employer of the Year – Recognizing an employer that has implemented innovative job retention, creation, benefits, and/or compensation plans that fosters a thriving work environment.

The Manufacturing Excellence Awards are given in these categories:

  •  Green Manufacturing Award — Given to a 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 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.

Read about last year’s Evening of Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence award winners in Washington Business magazine here and here. Take a look at the winners in photo galleries from the 2016 and 2017 award celebrations.

This year’s awards will be presented at the Evening of Excellence awards event Nov. 28 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

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

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