OLYMPIA—The Association of Washington Business presented 25 members with its annual Better Workplace Awards on Feb. 6 at its 2008 Legislative Day held at St. Martin’s University in Lacey. The award honors AWB member companies that demonstrate innovation in the areas of workplace safety, job training and advancement, and benefit and compensation programs.
AWB’s Better Workplace Awards recognize member businesses, both large and small, that go the extra mile in providing a family-friendly work environment, promote safety and enable their employees to excel. “These awards are given to dispel the myth that most businesses don’t care about their employees,” said AWB President Don Brunell. “With so many companies providing extra services for their employees, it is almost too difficult to award only 25 of them.”
An independent panel of judges reviews nominees and decides who receives the award based on numerous factors.