Port of Tacoma picks 2015 Summit Award recipients

The Port of Tacoma recognized the 2015 Summit Award recipients during the organization’s annual breakfast Wednesday morning in downtown Tacoma. The awards honor Port of Tacoma customers and tenants for corporate achievement and business excellence in three categories of leadership:

Business Magnet – A Port of Tacoma customer or member of the supply chain (shipper, transportation or logistics service provider, developer) for business development efforts and investments that lead to recognizable increase in business volume or new business opportunities for the Port of Tacoma, and have a positive economic effect for the citizens of Pierce County.

Environmental Stewardship – A Port of Tacoma customer or tenant for a project, program or initiative that supports Pierce County’s sustainability and honors biodiversity and the interconnected nature of industry, people, wildlife and natural systems.

Livable Community – A Port of Tacoma customer or tenant for a project, program or initiative that demonstrates the business community’s positive contribution to Pierce County through social responsibility. Criteria include philanthropy and charitable giving, community service and employee volunteering, community engagement and outreach, and employee development.

This year’s recipients are Regal Logistics (Business Magnet); Harley Marine Services (Environmental Stewardship); and the Tacoma Seafarer’s Center (Livable Community).

Past Summit Awards recipients include PCC Logistics, Transportation Club of Tacoma, Friends of Julia’s Gulch, Washington United Terminals, Trident Seafoods, Targa Sound Terminal, SAFE Boats, MacMillan-Piper, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23.

The annual breakfast, which was held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, also included a State of the Port address by Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe, and a keynote address by former NFL player and motivational speaker/author Eric Boles.

More information is available online here.


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