More than 30 Washington state companies were nominated, but the Hutchinson Center stood among the winners of a 2010 Environmental Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Business. The Center received the award for its innovative and environmentally sustainable practices at a luncheon held May 11 in Spokane, in conjunction with the association’s annual spring board meeting.
"The 10 companies we celebrate represent some of the best examples of free enterprise and innovation our state has to offer," said AWB President Don Brunell. “Their work is essential to helping jump-start our economy, preserving precious natural resources and moving Washington forward.”
Hutchinson Center: Environmental innovator
The AWB recognized the Center for the way in which it sustainably evolved from a collection of buildings in 1975 to consolidation in the 1980s on a 14.3-acre campus near Lake Union. Since consolidation, Center leaders have:
The AWB’s annual Environmental Excellence Awards recognize member companies of all sizes and types across the state for their initiative, innovation and outstanding achievements in environmental compliance, protection and conservation. The awards focus on:
Formed in 1904, the AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association, and is one of two chambers in the country accredited with distinction by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
[Adapted from an AWB news release, which contains the full list of award recipients.]