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10.25.2019

Seattle Business Magazine Honors Janis Avery and 15 Visionaries Enterprises at The 2019 Community Impact Awards

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SEATTLE (October 24, 2019) – Janis Avery was named the 2019 Lifetime Achievement honoree at Seattle Business magazine’s annual Community Impact Awards. The Avery family was joined by 15 other honorees recognized for their outstanding contributions to the community during a gala on October 24 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Seattle.

A judges’ panel of experts selected gold and silver award recipients in eight categories. The awards program is supported by Presenting Sponsor Bank of America.

“We are so pleased to have so many incredible companies and organizations with us this evening that have truly shaped our community. Giving back to the community is good for business,” said Rob Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Seattle Business magazine. “As we’ll learn tonight, from large private companies to small nonprofits, organizations across the Puget Sound region are marrying passion and purpose to make a difference.”

The 2019 honorees are:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Janis Avery

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Gold Award: Central Co-Op, Seattle
Silver Award: Tableau Software, Seattle

GREEN PRODUCTS
Gold Award: Evrnu, Seattle
Silver Award: Impact Bioenergy, Shoreline

JOB TRAINING
Gold Award: Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Seattle
Silver Award: Orion Industries, Auburn, Mukilteo
Silver Award: Trillium Employment Services, Silverdale, Auburn

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
Gold Award: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Seattle
Silver Award: Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Seattle

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Gold Award: Ventures, Seattle
Silver Award: Skookum Kids, Bellingham

SUSTAINABILITY
Gold Award: Seattle Seahawks/CenturyLink Field, Seattle

PRO BONO SERVICES
Gold Award: Laird Norton Wealth Management, Seattle

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Gold Award: IslandWood, Bainbridge Island
Silver Award: Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, Seattle

Read more about the Community Impact Awards 2019 at seattlebusinessmag.com.

ABOUT SEATTLE BUSINESS: Seattle Business is a monthly magazine read by thousands of business executives across the state. Annual events tied to its editorial coverage include the Executive Excellence Awards, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Tech Impact Awards, Community Impact Awards, Family Business Awards and Daring Women. Seattle Business is owned by Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Publications, which also publishes Seattle magazine, Seattle Bride magazine and more than 20 other leading regional magazines.

ABOUT TREEHOUSE: Founded in 1988 by social workers, Treehouse is Washington’s leading nonprofit organization addressing the academic and other essential support needs of more than 8,000 youth in foster care. We’re committed to youth in care statewide achieving a degree or other career credential, living wage job and stable housing at the same rate as their peers. With fierce optimism, we fight the structural inequities that impact all of us. Learn more at www.treehouseforkids.org.

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