Bellevue business to receive civic honor

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:38am
  • Business

A Bellevue business is among five Washington companies that were chosen as recipients of the 2017 Corporations for Communities Award, which honors exceptional Washington businesses that make it a priority to help their communities.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman will present the five businesses with a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award during a ceremony in her office at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4. The award recognizes civic engagement, voter education efforts, government services and a commitment to giving back to the community.

“Washington is blessed to have so many caring companies that give back to their communities in a variety of ways,” Wyman said. “This awards program is a great way to recognize companies that go above and beyond to make a difference, and I look forward to honoring them at the Capitol.”

The five award recipients are:

CFO Selections, LLC. Located in Bellevue, offered pro-bono and reduced rate financial services to those in need. In 2016, it made $973,134 in charitable donations to more than 100 organizations. Named the 2017 Seattle Business Magazine Community Impact Company of the Year, its employees participate as paid or unpaid volunteers.

Brighton Jones, LLC. The Seattle company made $163,320 in local contributions and its 85 employees in Washington logged nearly 3,400 volunteer hours in 2016.

Kelleher Motor Company. The Ellensburg-based company assisted families with medical expenses through Sparrow Clubs USA and contributed to FISH Food Network, Hope Source, Wounded Warriors and other organizations.

Olympia Federal Savings & Loan Association. The Olympia company contributed more than $350,000 to over 300 organizations. At least 5 percent of its revenues go to community efforts. Employees receive 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time.

Shree Investments, Inc. Located in George, the company contributes to local, regional and international organizations, including the Hope Heart Institute.

It has a history of strong support of local schools.

During the Dec. 4 ceremony, other nominees will receive honor roll certificates for their community efforts.

Corporations for Communities is a recognition program within the Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division.

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