Friday, January 10, 2014

Port of Tacoma Accepting Summit Award Nominations

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Tacoma has opened nominations for its 2014 Summit Awards, which recognize customers and tenants for excellence and achievement.

The awards, which will be presented at an April 9 breakfast, recognize three categories of leadership:
Business Magnet: a port customer or member of the supply chain – shipper, transportation or logistics service provider, developer – recognized for business development efforts and investments that led to a recognizable increase in business volume or new business opportunities for the port and have a positive economic effect for the citizens of Pierce County.

Livable Community: a port customer or tenant recognized for a project, program or initiative that demonstrated 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.

Environmental Stewardship: a port customer or tenant recognized for a project, program or initiative that supported Pierce County’s sustainability and honors biodiversity and the interconnected nature of industry, people, wildlife and natural systems.

Recipients will be chosen by a panel of community and business leaders led by a Tacoma port commissioner.

Nomination forms and information are available at

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 13. Completed forms can be emailed to, faxed to (253) 593-4534 or mailed to: Port of Tacoma Summit Awards, P.O. Box 1837, Tacoma, WA 98401-1837.

Updates about the awards and the annual breakfast can be received by subscribing to the port’s Summit Awards email list at