Tri-City Region, WA News

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Winners
Date:  3/29/2013
ArticleType:  Press Release

Media Release
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2013

Contact: Kelli Raines, Communications Coordinator
kelli.raines@tricityregionalchamber.com
509.736.0510

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Winners

Tri-Cities, WA – The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce presented eight awards to individuals and businesses who achieved business success and demonstrated support to the Tri-Cities region and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce during 2012. The awards winners were honored on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, an event attended by more than 500 people to celebrate the success of the business community and hear Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, former NASA astronaut, speak. Award winners met specific criteria and exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit.

A list of the awards and award winners follows:

• The Tri-City Region Alumnus of Distinction an honorary award presented to an individual who has ties to the Tri-Cities region:
Presented to Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, PhD NAE

• Ambassador of the Year based on points earned from service to the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce during 2012 as a Regional Chamber Ambassador:
Presented to Jim Carey, Cruise Holidays

• Chamber S.T.A.R. Award presented to a Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce member, Board Member or Ambassador who has demonstrated exceptional service, time, attitude and reliability to the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce:
Presented to Steve Simmons, Country Gentleman Restaurant & Catering

• Impact Award (Corporate Contributor of the Year) based on overall financial support and participation to the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, including membership, sponsorships and advertising:
Presented to Washington River Protection Solutions

• Impact Award (Non-Profit/Community Organization Contributor of the Year) based on overall financial support and participation to the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, including membership, sponsorships and advertising:
Presented to Mid-Columbia Libraries

• Business on a Role Award based on percentage of revenue growth in 2012, percentage of employee growth in 2012, national or industry awards and recognitions for the 2012 year and community involvement:
Presented to Bouten Construction (Under 10 employees category)
Presented to Abadan (11 – 50 employees category)
Presented to Northwest MedStar (Over 50 employees)

“Presenting awards to these member businesses and individuals for their dedication and success is an honor,” stated Lori Mattson, President and CEO of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Through these awards, we hope to pay tribute and congratulate them for their achievements and significant contributions to the growth of the Tri-Cities region and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce.”

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business in the Tri-Cities region. For further details about the Regional Chamber visit www.tricityregionalchamber.com or call the Regional Chamber at 509.736.0510.

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