Sept. 25, 2007

Contact: Chris Nystrom, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, (541) 242-2355
Jessica Corcoran, The Ulum Group, (541) 434-7027

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce Names Emerald Award Winners

Eugene, Ore.--- The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce honored this year's Emerald Award winners on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the fourth annual awards ceremony. More than 400 local business and community leaders attended the event at the Hult Center. Selected from nearly 90 nominations, the following winners were announced in four categories:

The presenting sponsor of the 2007 Emerald Awards is Isler CPA.

The Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce developed the Emerald Awards program to honor businesses in the Eugene and Springfield area that contribute to our community's vitality and quality of life by implementing sustainable business practices. Each award represents a core principle of sustainability and demonstrates the important connection between the success of local businesses and the quality of life in Eugene/Springfield.

As the area's leading business advocate, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce works to create an environment in which business will thrive. The chamber works with partners in business, government and education to improve the quality of life for local residents. For more information, call (541) 484-1314 or visit www.eugenechamber.com.