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Posted on: January 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2023 Winners of the Mayor’s Bold Steps Award Announced: Forrest Paint and Threadbare Print House

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The Winners of the 2023 Bold Steps Award, which this year include a new small business award, were announced by Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis during the annual State of the City Address on January 4.

The Mayor’s Bold Steps Award program highlights local businesses that offer their employees opportunities for wellness and career growth, and take steps to reduce their environmental impacts.  This award program is open to Eugene-based businesses that have completed a free certification through the BRING Rethink Business program. BRING provides on-site consultation to help businesses reduce waste, promote equity, and use resources efficiently. 

The finalists for the awards were selected by a committee of local business leaders, and the award winners for both large and small business categories were selected by Mayor Vinis.  

About the 2023 Bold Steps Winners

Forrest Paint makes industrial coatings, house paint, and aerosols, and developed FireSnake, a product responsible for salvaging 814,946 pounds of recycled fibers and isopropyl alcohol from the waste stream over the past year.

Threadbare Print House is a commercial textile print shop that provides knowledge and guidance to customers around how to reduce environmental and ethical impacts related to clothing purchases. 

The 2022 winner of the Bold Steps Award was Summit Bank. For more information, visit

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