Nominations sought to recognize businesses that give back


Community-centric corporations could receive kudos.

The Secretary of State is calling for nominations for the 2013 Corporations for Communities Award. Considered by the office as Washington’s highest civics award, the program honors Washington businesses that demonstrate a commitment to improving local or regional social and environmental conditions. It’s administered through the office’s Corporations and Charities Division.

“Washington is blessed with many companies committed to giving back to their communities,” Secretary of State Kim Wyman said in the announcement. “Corporations for Communities offers the public a way to recognize some of these caring and generous businesses. Now more than ever, it is important to honor those corporations that make a difference.”

Wyman will choose one large and one small corporation from among the public’s nominations this summer. Her selections will receive a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, the highest civics honor that the state awards, the announcement said.

Anyone can nominate for-profit businesses, limited liability corporations or limited partnerships for the award. Nominees must be registered with the Office of Secretary of State and must be in compliance with state and federal laws. The nomination deadline is Aug. 31. Forms are available here.

Winners will be announced by early October. An awards ceremony will be held in Wyman’s office later that month.


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