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From our director, Susan Anderson

Spring is here and that means flowers, a bit of sunshine, Earth Week and the 18th annual BEST Awards Breakfast!!
Please join me on April 20th as we honor leading, local companies that promote environmental quality and social equity as they make and sell their goods and services locally, nationally and internationally.  
Mayor Sam Adams will host the event and reveal this year's finalists, chosen from more than 60 applicant companies.  The keynote address will feature Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of Green for All.  Her inspirational presentation will focus on sustainabilty leadership in the 21st Century, and how Portland must lead the way for the rest of the country.  (Learn more at  
This year's event is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Tickets are going quickly, so don't be disappointed -- as we have capped attendance at 600 this year.  Interest in the BEST awards and sustainable practices has increased dramatically as Portland firms realize the economic potential of products and services that enhance our community and personal health.
Hundreds of Portland companies are making a difference every day -- Come and learn more about what makes them sustainability leaders, and how your business can be a winner, too!   And, if you haven't made the call yet, please contact the BEST Business Center for a free sustainabilty assessment and a customized plan.  (
Look forward to seeing you at the BEST awards.  And, who knows?  Maybe this time next year we will be honoring your company as one of the BEST in Portland.

Susan Anderson

BEST Awards Breakfast
April 20, 2010  
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Hilton and Executive Towers
921 SW Sixth Ave.