Port Commissioner Bacon to receive Globe Award

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon is expected to receive the World Trade Center Tacoma’s Globe Award for Lifetime Achievement during a ceremony later this month.

Commissioner Bacon was first elected to the Port of Tacoma Commission in 1997. She serves on the board of directors for the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Fuzhou Advisory Committee, Water Partners Committee, Public Access Committee and the Washington Economic Development Commission. Commissioner Bacon also co-chairs the Urban Waters project and serves as vice chair of the Port of Tacoma Audit Committee. A member of the Transportation Club of Tacoma and Tacoma Propeller Club, she is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and member of the advisory board to the Port of Tacoma Endowed Chair at the University of Washington Tacoma. Commissioner Bacon is a former executive director of the World Trade Center Tacoma and served eight years as special assistant to former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner. She is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a master’s degree from The Evergreen State College.

The 20th Annual Globe Awards will also honor four local companies that excelled in international trade over the past year. The companies include Northwest Door (Top Emerging Business); Torklift International (Top Exporter); Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (Top Importer); and Yusen Logistics Americas, Inc. (Top Service Provider).

The Globe Awards recognize companies who excel in international trade and acknowledge the importance of trade to the Washington economy. Awards are presented to organizations and individuals exemplifying the mission of the World Trade Center Tacoma: “We Grow Trade.”

Prior Globe Award winners include The Boeing Company (Exporter of the Year — 2012); Grakon, LLC (Importer of the Year — 2012); Access the USA, LLC (Service Provider of the Year — 2012); Johnny’s Fine Foods (Emerging Business of the Year — 2012); Brown & Haley (Exporter of the Year, Large Business — 2011); CID Bio-Science, Inc. (Exporter of the Year, Small Business — 2011); Costco Wholesale (Importer of the Year, Large Business — 2011); Smith-Western, Co. (Importer of the Year, Small Business — 2011); Bryant Christie Inc. (Service Provider of the Year — 2011); Sygnet Rail Technologies, LLC (Emerging Business of the Year — 2011); Williamson & Associates (2010); General Plastics Manufacturing Co. (2009); Sunstream (2008); Toysmith (2007); United Coatings (2006); Fatigue technology, Inc. (2005); Flex-a-lite Consolidated (2004); Port of Tacoma (2003); Globe Machine Manufacturing Co. (2002); Northwest Etch Technology, Inc. (2001); Chenco Marine, Inc. (2000); Supervalu International (1999); Anderson Hay & Grain (1998); Jesse Engineering Company (1997); Dale Chihuly Studio (1996); Joseph Simon & Sons (1995); and The Johnson Group (1994).

The awards will be presented during a dinner and ceremony on Thurs., Sept. 19 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Foss Waterway Seaport Museum. More information is available online at wtcta.org/connect/20th-annual-globes/the-globe-awards-registration-page.

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF TACOMA)

Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon. (PHOTO COURTESY PORT OF TACOMA)