The luncheon, attended by over 300, took place at The Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon and honored companies and organizations where employees felt there was a strong commitment to green practices at their workplace.
“We were absolutely thrilled when Andrew Insinga (Publisher of Oregon Business Magazine) announced the Salem Conference Center as #7 out of 100” says Donna Earley, Director of Sales & Marketing. “We are so honored to receive this award and grateful to Oregon Business Magazine for recognizing businesses for their green practices by creating this new ‘Top 100’ list!"
The 100 Best Green Companies were determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices. There were 431 organizations and more than 20,000 employees participating in the project.
The Salem Conference Center was recognized for green practices that include a solar power generation system that generates about 11% of its building’s total energy usage; LEED certification, Earthwise certification, our Product Recycling Procedures and our employee training on best environmental practices.
This is the first time The Salem Conference Center has appeared on the Oregon Business magazine’s 100 Best Green list. Past recognition has also included the Absolutely Green Award for 2009-10 by Travel Salem and was named the Sustainable Large Business of the Year by the 2011 Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards.
The 100 Best Green Companies are featured in the June issue of Oregon Business magazine,
Oregon Business is a locally owned statewide business publication founded in 1981. For the past three years, it has been named one of the best small business publications in the nation by the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
The Salem Oregon Conference Center in downtown Salem, Oregon is a first-class facility ready to host your next special event. The Conference Center offers more than 30,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space. The Salem Conference Center is a LEED® CERTIFIED and EarthWISE Certified facility.