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2017 SEDCOR Annual Awards Celebration

Monday, September 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristine Thomas
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Evaluating and analyzing the award recipients at the Strategic Economic Development Corporation’s 2017 Annual Award Celebration, a common theme was discovered.


All the winners are committed to investing in their communities – both as business leaders and as philanthropists.


The six award recipients understand their business is more than just about a bottom line – they are committed to doing what they can to create healthy and vibrant communities.


Celebrating its 35thanniversary, SEDCOR is the lead economic development agency for Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. SEDCOR’s Annual Awards Celebration is a chance to celebrate the outstanding achievements of local businesses and community leaders


"Not only does SEDCOR’s Annual Awards Celebration honor local businesses and organizations who contribute to our communities by creating new jobs or economic opportunities, it is also a way for the attendees to learn and be inspired by these six outstanding examples of business leadership and community service,”SEDCOR Chair Mark Hoyt said.


SEDCOR President Chad Freeman equates economic development to being a team sport.


“One person or company cannot do it alone,” Freeman said. “It takes public and private partners planning and working together to create economic development. The goal for all of us is to bring jobs to our communities. Every job created is an opportunity for a person to pursue his or her goals and in turn, contribute in many ways to his or her community.”


More than 320 SEDCOR members, civic and government officials attended SEDCOR’s 2017 Annual Awards Celebration at the Salem Convention Center, which was sponsored by First Interstate Bank and Saalfeld Griggs.


Awards were presented to: (Click on award winner to see video.)

Wells Fargo– The Community Service Award.

K&E Excavating– Business Partner of the Year Award.

City of Salem and State of Oregon– Outstanding Public Partnership.

Wilco- Agri-Business of the Year.

Rich Duncan- Outstanding SEDCOR Construction Alliance Member.

Willamette Valley Pie Co. - Manufacturer of the Year.

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