Seven local businesses and organizations took home AGORA Awards this afternoon at the Spokane Convention Center, recognizing their business excellence in our community.
Each year, AGORA Award nominees are judged by a panel of 16 judges – volunteers chosen from the regional business and nonprofit community. We’d like to thank all of our judges for your time and commitment! You were an incredible group of people to work with this year! Judging criteria includes growth, marketing strategy, employee environment, customer service, response to adversity, strategic planning, creativity and contribution to our regional economy.
Edward Jones – Ty Barbery
Little Fish Productions
Winner: Edward Jones – Ty Barbery
SouthCare Animal Medical Center
Valbridge Property Advisors
Winner: Spokane Gymnastics
Spokane Convention Center
Community Colleges of Spokane
Winner: Spokane Convention Center
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen
Winner: Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest
Lilac Bloomsday Association
Winner: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest
All nominees were eligible for the Community Service and Entrepreneurial Spirit awards. Winners for these awards were:
Community Service Award
Winner: Lilac Bloomsday Association
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Winner: No-Li Brewhouse
Congratulations to the businesses who made it to the semi-finals earlier this year.
This year’s AGORA Judges include volunteers and representation from Bank of America (head judge), Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care (head judge), Mountain Dog Sign Co. (head judge), Robert Half Finance & Accounting (head judge), YMCA of the Inland Northwest, DataPro Solutions Inc., BECU, Inland Empire Paper Co., HUB International Northwest, BDO USA LLP, Spokane Symphony, Eastern State Hospital, GeoEngineers Inc., Bernardo-Wills Architects PC, Asuris Northwest Health, Merrill Lynch, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Tate Technology Inc., and Spokane Gymnastics.
2017 AGORA Award Sponsors include:
Title Sponsor: Bank of America
In-kind Stage Sponsor: LCD Exposition Services
Media Sponsor: Spokane Journal of Business