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Tech Group And Eco-Friendly Business Recognized By City Of Eugene

Brian Bull

Two civic awards were given out during tonight’s State of the City event in Eugene.

Mayor Lucy Vinis first presented the Community Award to the Technology Association of Oregon.  She credited it for bolstering Eugene’s tech sector, including helping bring high-speed internet to the downtown. 

Credit Brian Bull / KLCC

Vinis then presented the winner of the 2017 Bold Steps Award, which recognizes a company’s environmental practices. The winner was George Rode Repair Shops.  Rode accepted the award on stage.

“Small little steps make a huge difference… in the livability of Eugene, Oregon, U.S., and the world," he said. 

"Thank you, and I want to thank our wonderful mayor, for making– I think the right choice, but a good choice.”

Summit Bank and Good Clean Love were the two other finalists for the award.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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