The corporations section for Washington Secretary of State will accept nominations through Aug. 31 for 2017 Corporations for Communities awards. The nomination forms are at this link.

Anyone can nominate businesses for the award. Any for-profit corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or limited partnership is eligible for the award. Nominees need to be registered with the Office of Secretary of State and must be in compliance with state and federal laws.

Past nominations included charitable activities like paid time for employee volunteer work, sponsoring and organizing fundraisers, matching of employee giving efforts, direct cash and in-kind donations, and building a community of giving within their organizations. 

Winners will be announced in late September, with an awards ceremony taking place in Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office later in the fall. Wyman will present the award-winning companies with a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, the highest national honor awarded by NASS.

For more information about the awards program, contact program coordinator Patrick Reed at (360) 725-0358 or patrick.reed@sos.wa.gov.