The Port of Tacoma will recognize the 2014 Summit Award winners during the organization’s annual breakfast in downtown Tacoma. The awards honor Port of Tacoma customers and tenants for corporate achievement and business excellence.
The awards recognize 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.
Past Summit Awards recipients have included 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 will also include a State of the Port address by Port of Tacoma CEO John Wolfe, and a keynote address by Journal of Commerce Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo, who will discuss how unprecedented change in the international container industry is forcing ports and shippers to think and act differently.
The event will be held on Weds., April 9, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door (price includes breakfast and parking at the convention center). Register online here by Weds., April 2.