Three Eugene businesses have been named finalists for the 2016 Mayor’s Bold Steps Award: Essex General Construction, Mountain Rose Herbs, and PIVOT Architecture. About the finalists:
• Essex General Construction is a forward-thinking, sustainability-focused general contractor specializing in mid-sized, complex commercial projects in Oregon and Washington; some of their most recent projects include constructing new schools in the Bethel School District as well as the Eugene Airport expansion.
• Mountain Rose Herbs is a “Fair for Life” certified company that is guided by the principle “People and Planet before Profit.” They operate a zero waste and Salmon Safe-certified facility in addition to having many other sustainable practices.
• PIVOT Architecture is a full-service firm that specializes in inspired architecture, planning, and interior design. In addition to certifying their office as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Platinum” level certification, their employees have contributed over 15,000 hours to professional organizations and community service.
The Bold Steps Award recognizes Eugene-based sustainable businesses and represents a partnership between The City of Eugene, Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, and BRING’s RE:think Business program. The 2016 winner will be announced on January 6th, 2016 at the Mayor’s State of the City address held at the Hult Center. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.eugene-or.gov/boldsteps.