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2016
Alliance for Workplace Excellence Announces Annual Award Winners

AWE to Recognize 62 Businesses for Excellence in the Workplace on June 10th

Gaithersburg, MD, April 25, 2016: The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) will host their Annual Awards Luncheon on June 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethesda Marriott. The event will honor the recipients of the 2016 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Health & Wellness Seal of Approval, EcoLeadership Award, and Diversity Champion Award. A total of 62 employers will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County and throughout the United States. The event is anticipated to have approximately 250 business executives in attendance, primarily from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

This year marks the 17th year that AWE will recognize excellence in the workplace. The 62 award winning companies represent organizations of all sizes and in all industry types from across the United States. AWE is proud to recognize:

• 53 companies with the 2016 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval
• 37 companies with the 2016 AWE Health & Wellness Seal of Approval
• 24 companies with the 2016 AWE EcoLeadership Award
• 12 companies with the 2016 AWE Diversity Champion Award

AWE is also proud to recognize two select employers for their exceptional commitment to providing Best Practices Supporting Workers of All Abilities. Those employers are: Discovery Communications, LLC and Montgomery County Government. Both workplaces exhibit a workplace culture that is continuously supportive of a diverse and inclusive workforce, especially of workers of all abilities...

Continued: 2016 Winners Press Release (PDF)




2015
Alliance for Workplace Excellence Announces Annual Award Winners May 21, 2015:—The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) will host their Annual Awards Luncheon on May 21, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The event will honor the recipients of the 2015 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Health & Wellness Seal of Approval, EcoLeadership Award, and Diversity Champion Award. A total of 61 employers will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County and through the United States. The event is anticipated to have approximately 350 business executives in attendance, primarily from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

This year marks the 16th year that AWE will recognize excellence in the workplace. The 61 award winning companies represent organizations of all sizes and in all sectors from across the United States. AWE is proud to recognize:

• 51 companies with the 2015 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval
• 32 companies with the 2015 AWE Health & Wellness Seal of Approval
• 25 companies with the 2015 AWE EcoLeadership Award
• 12 companies with the 2015 AWE Diversity Champion Award

New this year, AWE is also proud to recognize two select employers for their exceptional commitment to providing Best Practices Supporting Workers of All Abilities. Those employers are: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Montgomery County Government. Both workplaces exhibit a workplace culture that is continuously supportive of a diverse and inclusive workforce, especially of workers of all abilities...”

Continued: 2015 Winners Press Release (PDF)




2014
Alliance for Workplace Excellence Announces Annual Award Winners April 15, 2014:—The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) will host their Annual Awards Luncheon on May 20, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. The event will honor the recipients of the 2014 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, Health & Wellness Seal of Approval, EcoLeadership Award, and Diversity Champion Award. A total of 66 employers will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County and through the United States. The event is anticipated to have approximately 400 business executives in attendance, primarily from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

This year marks the 15th year that AWE will recognize excellence in the workplace. The 66 award winning companies represent approximately one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors from across the United States. AWE is proud to recognize:

• 55 companies with the 2014 AWE Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval
• 43 companies with the 2014 AWE Health & Wellness Seal of Approval
• 27 companies with the 2014 AWE EcoLeadership Award
• 18 companies with the 2014 AWE Diversity Champion Award

All award recipients undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professional and master’s and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, and public health....”

Continued: 2014 Winners Press Release (PDF)




2013
Alliance for Workplace Excellence Announces Annual Award Winners April 15, 2013—The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host their Annual Awards Luncheon on May 15, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Sixty-eight businesses will be honored at the event, and more than 400 area business executives are expected to attend.

The Alliance has recognized the Greater Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past fourteen years. This year, AWE will be recognizing organizations from across the United States. The 68 winning companies represent more than one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit. In 2013 the Alliance is proud to recognize the:

• 62 companies will receive the Workplace Excellence Award
• 45 companies will receive the Health & Wellness Award
• 30 companies will receive the EcoLeadership Award
• 18 companies will be recognized as Leading Practitioners in Diversity and Inclusion

AWE will also be recognizing the 14 winning employers who are “quadruple winners”, recipients of the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, the Health & Wellness Award, the EcoLeadership Award, and the newly launched Diversity Champion Award. Debra Schwartz, VP, Human Resources, at Honest Tea, a 2013 quadruple winner, embraces AWE’s recognition. “Even as we’ve grown and expanded, Honest Tea remains dedicated to keeping a small-company, entrepreneurial spirit. Winning these awards year after year acknowledges that we have achieved the goal that our employees continue to be the heart and soul of our company...”

Continued: 2013 Winners Press Release (.doc)




2012
May 31, 2012 — Extending its recognition of Mid-Atlantic companies, the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) presents its prestigious EcoLeadership Award to 28 businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability -- because being green creates great workplaces.

Recognizing visionary employers who are paving the way for environmentally sustainable workplaces, award winners must demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability in energy efficiency, waste minimization, pollution prevention, water conservation and environmentally conscious travel. Applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel...

Continued: 2012 Winners Press Release (.doc)

PR from award winners:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals-US
CoStar Group
Decision Lens
Foundation Financial Group
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
JBS International
Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.
Marriott International
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust



May 7, 2012—Alliance for Workplace Excellence announces annual award winners.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host its Annual Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Seventy-three Greater Washington, D.C.-area businesses will be honored at the event, and more than 500 area business executives are expected to attend.

The Alliance has recognized the Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past thirteen years.  This year, AWE will also honor 22 Mid-Atlantic region businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability.  The 73 winning companies represent more than one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit.  In 2012 the Alliance is proud to recognize...

Continued: Download PR (.doc)

2013
Alliance for Workplace Excellence Announces Annual Award Winners April 15, 2013—The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host their Annual Awards Luncheon on May 15, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Sixty-eight businesses will be honored at the event, and more than 400 area business executives are expected to attend.

The Alliance has recognized the Greater Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past fourteen years. This year, AWE will be recognizing organizations from across the United States. The 68 winning companies represent more than one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit. In 2013 the Alliance is proud to recognize the:

• 62 companies will receive the Workplace Excellence Award
• 45 companies will receive the Health & Wellness Award
• 30 companies will receive the EcoLeadership Award
• 18 companies will be recognized as Leading Practitioners in Diversity and Inclusion
AWE will also be recognizing the 14 winning employers who are “quadruple winners”, recipients of the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, the Health & Wellness Award, the EcoLeadership Award, and the newly launched Diversity Champion Award. Debra Schwartz, VP, Human Resources, at Honest Tea, a 2013 quadruple winner, embraces AWE’s recognition. “Even as we’ve grown and expanded, Honest Tea remains dedicated to keeping a small-company, entrepreneurial spirit. Winning these awards year after year acknowledges that we have achieved the goal that our employees continue to be the heart and soul of our company.” ...

Continued: 2012 Winners Press Release (.doc)

PR from award winners:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals-US
CoStar Group
Decision Lens
Foundation Financial Group
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
JBS International
Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.
Marriott International
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust



2012
May 31, 2012 — Extending its recognition of Mid-Atlantic companies, the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) presents its prestigious EcoLeadership Award to 28 businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability -- because being green creates great workplaces.

Recognizing visionary employers who are paving the way for environmentally sustainable workplaces, award winners must demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability in energy efficiency, waste minimization, pollution prevention, water conservation and environmentally conscious travel. Applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel...

Continued: 2012 Winners Press Release (.doc)

PR from award winners:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals-US
CoStar Group
Decision Lens
Foundation Financial Group
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
JBS International
Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.
Marriott International
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust



May 7, 2012—Alliance for Workplace Excellence announces annual award winners.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host its Annual Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Seventy-three Greater Washington, D.C.-area businesses will be honored at the event, and more than 500 area business executives are expected to attend.

The Alliance has recognized the Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past thirteen years.  This year, AWE will also honor 22 Mid-Atlantic region businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability.  The 73 winning companies represent more than one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit.  In 2012 the Alliance is proud to recognize...

Continued: Download PR (.doc)

2013
Alliance for Workplace Excellence Announces Annual Award Winners April 15, 2013—The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host their Annual Awards Luncheon on May 15, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Sixty-eight businesses will be honored at the event, and more than 400 area business executives are expected to attend.

The Alliance has recognized the Greater Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past fourteen years. This year, AWE will be recognizing organizations from across the United States. The 68 winning companies represent more than one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit. In 2013 the Alliance is proud to recognize the:

• 62 companies will receive the Workplace Excellence Award
• 45 companies will receive the Health & Wellness Award
• 30 companies will receive the EcoLeadership Award
• 18 companies will be recognized as Leading Practitioners in Diversity and Inclusion
AWE will also be recognizing the 14 winning employers who are “quadruple winners”, recipients of the Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval, the Health & Wellness Award, the EcoLeadership Award, and the newly launched Diversity Champion Award. Debra Schwartz, VP, Human Resources, at Honest Tea, a 2013 quadruple winner, embraces AWE’s recognition. “Even as we’ve grown and expanded, Honest Tea remains dedicated to keeping a small-company, entrepreneurial spirit. Winning these awards year after year acknowledges that we have achieved the goal that our employees continue to be the heart and soul of our company.” ...

Continued: 2012 Winners Press Release (.doc)

PR from award winners:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals-US
CoStar Group
Decision Lens
Foundation Financial Group
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
JBS International
Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.
Marriott International
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust



2012
May 31, 2012 — Extending its recognition of Mid-Atlantic companies, the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) presents its prestigious EcoLeadership Award to 28 businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability -- because being green creates great workplaces.

Recognizing visionary employers who are paving the way for environmentally sustainable workplaces, award winners must demonstrate commitment to environmental sustainability in energy efficiency, waste minimization, pollution prevention, water conservation and environmentally conscious travel. Applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel...

Continued: 2012 Winners Press Release (.doc)

PR from award winners:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals-US
CoStar Group
Decision Lens
Foundation Financial Group
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
JBS International
Loiederman Soltesz Associates, Inc.
Marriott International
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust



May 7, 2012—Alliance for Workplace Excellence announces annual award winners.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence will host its Annual Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Seventy-three Greater Washington, D.C.-area businesses will be honored at the event, and more than 500 area business executives are expected to attend.

The Alliance has recognized the Washington, D.C. area’s best places to work for the past thirteen years.  This year, AWE will also honor 22 Mid-Atlantic region businesses that have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability.  The 73 winning companies represent more than one million employees from organizations of all sizes and in all sectors—private, public, and nonprofit.  In 2012 the Alliance is proud to recognize...

Continued: Download PR (.doc)

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