For Immediate Release:
Contact: Shannon Parry
2015 SQA Breaks Record
The 20th Annual SQA receives an unprecedented number of nominations from the Santa Monica business community
Santa Monica, CA - January 28, 2015 - The Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards (SQAs), a partnership between the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, City of Santa Monica and Sustainable Works, is proud to announce it has received a record-breaking 54 nominations for 2015, an exciting milestone in its 20-year history.
SQA winners will be announced in March, and formally recognized at the 20th Annual Sustainable Quality Awards luncheon and presentation on April 16, 2015 at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica. The event, lead sponsored by Morley Builders and LAcarGUY, will showcase sustainable bites from local chefs during an active networking hour. Featured restaurants include West 4th and Jane, Pono Burger, Bergamot Cafe and Lime Cafe, with dessert presented by Perry's at the Beach.
The SQA have recognized 124 businesses with over 160 awards since the program launched in 1995. The SQA looks to educate and inspire additional local businesses to adopt sustainable practices.
"Santa Monica companies continue to lead the way in incorporating sustainability principles into their business practices. Santa Monicans are taking bold steps forward toward water self-sufficiency and green building excellence; the business community stands proudly with the city to advance these priorities," said Laurel Rosen, president of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.
"We are thrilled to continue to see increased interest from local businesses to be recognized for their sustainability efforts" noted Susy Borlido, co-executive director of Sustainable Works. "The award program serves to showcase the diversity of businesses throughout the city committed to going the extra mile for conserving natural resources as well as contributing to the local economy and the well-being of their community."
Luncheon Ticket Information
Pre-paid tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased by visiting smsqa.com or reserve tickets in advance by calling 310.393.9825.
Partner with SQA and show your support!
Event sponsorship and exhibitor information is available on smchamber.com/sqa.
About the Sustainable Quality Awards
The SQAs were founded in order recognize businesses in the Santa Monica area that are successfully incorporating sustainable practices into their operations; businesses that have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment.
For more information about the SQAs, please visit the SQA website or watch this 2014 video.