Five to be honored for good business in county

LYNNWOOD — The South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce will honor five businesses and organizations for their quality and community service during a March 25 luncheon.

The organization’s 17th annual Business Excellence Awards will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

“Each of the 2009 Business Excellence Award recipients demonstrate leadership and a continued commitment to our communities through best business practices and local stewardship,” said Jean Hales, chamber chief executive and president.

The honorees include:

  • CareForce. The health care business, which offers home care, geriatric care and skilled nursing services for older adults, was honored for exceptional service, family values and professional ethics. The company, which has about 100 employees, is known for community service, best business practices and improving care for vulnerable people, chamber officials said.

    Electronic Business Machines. Owner Dick Schlosser was recognized for quality customer service and for “loyal support of numerous community organizations,” including the chamber and the Rotary Club.

    Sterling Savings Bank. The bank was cited for its high level of financial services to its customers and to managing a safe and sound financial institution. Chamber officials said it also believes in improving communities it serves.

    Volunteers of America. The agency was honored for developing partnerships between the community and businesses to help people and solve complex service issues. It also was noted for working to empower diverse groups and to help individuals and families succeed.

    Snohomish County Business Journal. The monthly business journal, among The Herald group of companies, was lauded for its dedication to “providing quality and relevant news to the local community.”

    People interested in attending the awards ceremony should register by Wednesday by calling 425-774-0507. Cost is $45 or $35 for chamber members.

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