The 2015 Community Impact Awards
October 19, 2015
JEANNE LANG JONES
This years honorees in Seattle Business magazines Community Impact Awards program understand that giving gives back. Large or small, for-profit or nonprofit, all are committed to making their communities better places for their employees and their business operations. Their contributions range from helping the homeless to teaching life lessons to reducing hazardous waste.
The relationship goes both ways, says Roger Levesque, community outreach director for Seattle Sounders FC.
Indeed, employees take pride in the good they do, and the good works help employers attract and retain a committed workforce.
People feel good about working for an organization that cares so much for the community, Levesque adds. That draws talented people to come to work and feel passionate about what they do.
WINNER: Pacific Continental Bank
SILVER: Windermere Real Estate
SILVER: CFO Selections
WINNER: Seattle Sounders FC
SILVER: El Gaucho Hospitality
WINNER: Holland America Line
SILVER: The Puyallup Tribe of Indians
SILVER: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
WINNER: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company
SILVER: Precor Inc.
SILVER: Element 8
WINNER: Second Use
SILVER: Community Sourced Capital
WINNER: Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
SILVER: The First Tee of Greater Seattle
SILVER: Juma Ventures
WINNER: MOD Pizza
SILVER: Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound
SILVER: Evergreen Beauty College
Joni Earl, CEO, Sound Transit
Judges for the 2015 Community Impact Awards
Kevin Baldwin, Pacific Northwest Market Managing Partner, PwC | Joseph Gaffney, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney | Deborah Jensen, former President and CEO, Woodland Park Zoo Society | Joe Lawless, Executive Director, Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, University of Washington | Michael Luni Libes, Managing Director, Fledge | J. Shan Mullin, Partner, Perkins Coie | Marlena Sessions, CEO, Workforce Development Council
of SeattleKing County | Roy Whitehead, Chairman, President and CEO, Washington Federal