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BPS Calendar Advisory: 20th Annual BEST Awards Celebrates Sustainable Business Achievements

February 28, 2012


For event date: April 25, 2012

Please post to print and web calendars 


Megan Stein, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 503-823-7871

JoEllen Carothers, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 503-823-4165


20th Annual BEST Awards Celebrates Sustainable Business Achievements

April 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. at the Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon  


Join Mayor Sam Adams and the region’s most sustainable businesses in celebrating 20 years of the BEST Awards.

The BEST Awards recognize companies that exemplify ambitious and creative solutions for sustainability while promoting social, economic and environmental equity for the Portland area.

Nik Blosser of Celilo Group Media, Aneshka Dickson of Colas Construction and Renee Spears of Rose City Mortgage will present 20 years of sustainable business in Portland. Remember where we started and be inspired by how far we've come. Envision where we will go!

Mayor Adams will unveil the winners of the 2012 BEST Awards. A champagne toast and lively networking reception will follow, including complimentary appetizers and cash bar.


April 25, 2012

Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Program begins at 4:30 p.m.

Event is open seating, so arrive early to save your seat.


The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison St., Portland, Oregon 97204


This event is open to the public.

Tickets $25. Ticket price includes a complimentary mobile Chinook Book for use on your Android or iPhone ($10 value). Buy tickets at

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Call: 503-823-7037

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The BEST Awards are presented by Sustainability at Work, a program of the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, Metro, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, New Seasons Market and Chinook Book.

About Sustainability at Work

Sustainability at Work offers free tools and expertise to help Portland organizations create more sustainable workplaces. Get matched with an expert Advisor, who will help you create a customized plan, connect you to financial incentives and technical assistance from local partners, and help you celebrate your achievements. As a result, your business can lower the cost of its utility bills, provide a healthier workspace for employees and improve its image. Sustainability at Work is a partnership of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Water Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, Bureau of Transportation, Metro, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon.  

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

To create and enhance a vibrant city, BPS combines the disciplines of planning and sustainability to advance Portland's diverse and distinct neighborhoods, promote a prosperous and low-carbon economy, and help ensure that people and the natural environment are healthy and integrated into the cityscape. BPS provides a forum for community engagement and education, and is a catalyst for action. With a city full of partners, BPS develops creative and practical solutions on issues as far ranging as comprehensive, neighborhood and environmental planning, urban design, waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency and solar technologies. This innovative, interdisciplinary approach strengthens Portland's position as an international model of sustainable development practices and commerce. 

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