Public invited to nominate Washington businesses that go the extra mile

Each year, the Office of the Secretary of State calls for nominations for the Corporations for Communities Award. Now in its tenth year, the Corporations for Communities award program recognizes for-profit businesses that give back to Washington State communities despite having no requirement to be generous.

“One of the highlights of my job is bringing attention to companies throughout Washington that go the extra mile for not only their customers but their communities,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman, whose office oversees the registration of Corporations and Charities in Washington. “I want to encourage anyone who knows of a business active in charitable causes to nominate them for the award.”

Secretary Wyman will present the Medallion Award on behalf of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) to up to five businesses nominated by the public via the annual Corporations for Communities program. Nominations for this year’s award begin today and must be submitted by Aug. 31. Nominations can be submitted online or by mail using forms on the Secretary of State’s website at sos.wa.gov.

Any Washingtonian can nominate a business for the Corporations for Communities awards. For-profit corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships of any size are eligible. Nominees need to be registered with the Office of the Secretary of State and must be in compliance with state and federal laws.

In 2018, NASS Medallion Awards were presented to Avista Corporation of Spokane, Columbia Bank of Tacoma, and Cordell, Neher & Company of Wenatchee. These recipients demonstrated charitable activities such as paid time for employee volunteer work, sponsoring and organizing fundraisers, matching of employee giving efforts, making cash and in-kind donations, and building a community of giving within their organizations.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Business

A photo posted June 3 on the Downtown Auburn Cooperative Main’s Facebook page showing volunteers installing boards over business windows.
Auburn to help restaurants with outdoor seating

On June 19, King County entered into Phase II of Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Courtesy of Google Images
Auburn Jack in the Box owner fined nearly $70,000 for teen worker violations

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries says on 260 occasions… Continue reading

24 Hour Fitness to close clubs in Kent, Auburn, Renton

Panther Lake Kent location scheduled to reopen next month

Westfield Southcenter Mall to reopen June 15

Modified hours; safety protocols

Goodwill to reopen donation centers, stores in King, Pierce counties

Including Kent, Auburn, Federal Way locations

New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma to open June 8

$400M, 310,000-square-foot facility will open with COVID-19 precautions

Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn to reopen May 26

Face masks to be required of guests and employees

Like similar businesses across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, Bothell restaurant Hana Sushi closed due to public-health concerns. Sound Publishing file photo
Inslee changes course, says diners won’t have to sign in

Restaurants may still ask customers for information that contact tracers could use to stop an outbreak.

Businesses, nonprofits asked to participate in COVID-19 impact survey

Regional effort in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties

NASA selects Kent-based Blue Origin to help return humans to the Moon

Goal to land the first woman and next man on the surface by 2024