UW hosts Minority Business Awards


From left to right: Alicia Newman, BEDC alum; Ali Tarhouni, former UW professor and current Libyan economist and politician; Michael Verchot, BEDC director; and Doug Ta’a, scholarship winner (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business hosted its Minority Business Awards on Thursday, Dec. 6, honoring eight minority-owned businesses and awarding seven scholarships at the Seattle Sheraton. The winners included Redmond-based Redapt, Bellevue-based C2S Technologies, Federal Way-headquartered Jabez Construction and ST Fabrication, Seattle-based Radarworks, Medical Lake-based Spoko Fuel West Plains, Granger-based FJS Construction, Kingston-based Gliding Eagle Marketplace, and Vancouver-based SunModo Corporation.

Scholarship recipients include Doug Ta’a, who gave the welcoming address, and Midori Ng.
Over 600 people attended, raising $22,000 in donations and $130,000 in corporate sponsorships, for the program. (end)

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