May 7, 201310:45 PMBlog

AWB picks 2013 Community Service Awards

May 7, 2013 - 10:45 PM

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

“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."

Recipients 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.

"Need will never go away, but the ways to address it must evolve," Brunell said. "These businesses are leading the way.” 

Winners of the 2013 AWB Community Service Awards are:
- Revitalization & Development: The McGregor Company, Colfax
- Education: Artitudes Design, Inc., Issaquah; and Tyson Foods, Pasco
- Education, Continuous Commitment: Fluor Federal Services, Inc., Richland
- Helping People in Need: Ryan, Swanson, & Cleveland, PLLC, Seattle; and UPS, Seattle
- Projects that 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

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