Public Affairs Manager
Port of Everett receives 1999 Business Innovation Award
The Port of Everett was recently honored by the Greater Everett Area Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the 1999 Business Innovation Award at its Annual Dinner and Awards Gala. The Chamber presented its award to the Port of Everett on January 21, 2000.
The criteria for the Business Innovation Award was based on creative leadership in technology, management or business development innovation and significant business growth within the last year. Responding to the changing nature of its core business, the Port of Everett acquired the old Weyerhaeuser Kraft Mill property for future development, continued a 10-year expansion and upgrading of the North Marina property and completed development of the Pacific Terminal. These actions have allowed the Port to begin new business endeavors, such as handling containers and steel shipments as well as resupplying and repairs of Russian fishing trawlers, and eventually of U.S. Navy ships stationed at Naval Station Everett.
Port of Everett Commission President Phil Bannan commented that “This is quite an honor for our Port, and to my knowledge, the only time a public agency has received the Everett Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation Award. We will certainly enjoy the recognition that we have just received, and I would like to say how proud I am to be on the commission of a public agency that is the recipient of a Business Innovation Award.”