Chamber to honor three businesses with Impact Awards at annual gala

The Greater Federal Way Chamber will honor three businesses with Impact Awards at its annual Gala.

The Gala is from 6 to 10 on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. NE in Tacoma.

“Each year, the chamber recognizes business and community leadership that supports economic growth,” chamber CEO Rebecca Martin said in a media release. “Our Gala celebrates the leadership that makes our chamber business network so diverse and inclusive. The 2017 Impact Award recipients illustrate the vibrancy of those connections.”

Lloyd Enterprises will receive the Business Impact Award, the Korean School of Federal Way will receive the Community Impact Award, and TOTE Maritime Alaska will receive the Regional Impact Award.

“Business connection is the cornerstone of this chamber,” Board Chair Mark Sims said. “Chamber businesses are setting the pace for economic success, and our annual Gala celebrates the vision we all share for a strong and vibrant community in which to live and work.”

The Business Impact Award recognizes leadership in providing unique opportunities for business growth through economic initiatives, participation in community and business projects and a commitment to enhancing economic growth in the region.

“Doing business in a thriving Puget Sound region gives us the opportunity to employ fantastic people and provide quality services that our customers deserve,” Jamie Waller, of Lloyd Enterprises said. “We are honored to accept the Business Impact Award from a community we love.”

Lloyd Enterprises heralds a combined workforce of more than 100 specially-trained personnel geared toward customer relations enabling the company to meet the ever-changing needs of its clientele.

The company takes pride in its fleet of state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate all forms of heavy construction and site work, including utility installation, ball field renovation, golf course construction, wetland mitigation and flood control.

Lloyd Enterprises boasts its own 120-acre gravel pit near Interstate 5 in South King County, 12 miles south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and is headquartered in Federal Way. It features quality sand and gravel, specialty soil mixtures, compost, and topsoil suitable for playfields, infields and golf courses.

The Community Impact Award recognizes leadership which serves as a model of inspiration in personal, professional and volunteer efforts; a track-record of community enhancement through a project or business concern designed to make a difference; and service to the community beyond that for which compensation is received.

“We are honored to receive the Community Impact Award because one of our goals at the Korean School of Federal Way is to have an influential presence in the greater Federal Way community as an educational resource for the Korean language and to share the richness of our culture through the implementation of a relevant, coherent and customized curriculum with those of diverse backgrounds.” said Michael Park, from the Korean School of Federal Way.

Korean School of Federal Way is a non-profit organization established by members of the Federal Way Korean American community in 2011.

Its mission is to provide an encouraging environment to learn, discover and experience the Korean language and its rich culture.

The Regional Impact Award recognizes leadership in economic development initiatives in the region; a focus on an collegially inclusive approach to new and existing business opportunities within our regional corridor; and a commitment to enhancing the economic prosperity of the region.

TOTE Maritime, through its operations in Alaska and Puerto Rico, provides high-speed liner services in the U.S. domestic trade. Operating in the Jones Act trade since 1975, TOTE companies strategically and efficiently route cargo from anywhere in North America to Puerto Rico and Alaska.

The services offered by TOTE Maritime companies are critical to our remote areas of the United States. Flexible, efficient, twice-weekly service to dedicated trade routes ensures reliable, consistent and cost-effective cargo transport for U.S. residents in the noncontiguous states.

The Gala is open to the community.

Tickets are available online at federalwaychamber.com.

Founded in 1953, the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce works to promote economic prosperity in the Seattle-Tacoma business corridor.

For more information on the chamber, visit federalwaychamber.com or call 253-838-2605.

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