The 505 Awards: Celebrating Leadership in Economic Development
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mountain Standard Time
We're back with the second annual 505 Awards: Leadership in Economic Development! The awards recognize individuals and organizations that are making exceptional contributions to economic growth and prosperity in the Albuquerque metro area, resulting in improvements to the region's overall economic strength. Help us celebrate this year's honorees!
The awards are hosted by Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. and the Albuquerque Forward Fund.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP (Sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust)
2020 HONOREES: ALBUQUERQUE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER
This award recognizes an organization that has made significant contributions toward advancing and strengthening the community's economy.
EXCELLENCE IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (Sponsored by Facebook)
2020 HONOREE: CENTRAL NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
This award recognizes an organization that has played a leading role in workforce readiness, including the implementation of training and educational programs, the sponsorship of scholarship or grant programs, or other efforts to develop long-term job skills and career pathways for the region's workforce.
SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPION (Sponsored by Bank of Albuquerque)
2020 HONOREE: DREAMSPRING
This award recognizes a small business (100 employees or less) that is creating an environment focusing on collaboration, innovation and hard work, consistently demonstrating a commitment to its employees, clients and Albuquerque.
LIFETIME LEADERSHIP (Sponsored by Mr. Aldo Vaio)
2020 HONOREE: GARY TONJES
This award recognizes an individual whose ongoing commitment to economic development has made a significant and lasting impact on the Albuquerque metro area.
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by NAI Maestas & Ward)
2020 HONOREE: CHARLES RATH, RS21
This award recognizes a business leader who has made a measurable difference in the economic development arena during the past year by investing in a project(s) that have created or will create jobs in the Albuquerque metro area.
PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD
2020 HONOREE: FRED MONDRAGON, MONDRAGON INTERNATIONAL
This award recognizes a current or former public official or public employee who has served as a committed supporter of economic development efforts over a period of at least three years.
RISING STAR AWARD (Sponsored by US Bank)
2020 HONOREE: RATHI CASEY, UKUU CREATIVE
This award recognizes an emerging leader who is contributing to economic development programs, projects and activities in a significant manner that leads to increased investment in the community and job creation.
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