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Applications open for Education & Workforce Hero award

Nominations are being accepted for the Richardson Chamber’s annual Education & Workforce Hero Award to be presented at the EDGE awards ceremony. This is the third year of the honor that recognizes an organization or individual that has provided significant support for education initiatives and projects that advance the chamber’s education and workforce goals.

Ken Hutchenrider, city councilman, president of Methodist Richardson Medical Center and former chairman of the Richardson Chamber, was the first recipient of the award, followed by Liz Wetherington, a community volunteer, who received the second-year honor (pictured right).

The recognition is open to any corporation, small business or individual who has been involved in RISD, PISD, Richland College, Collin College, UT Dallas and any other education institution in North Texas. Membership in the chamber is not a requirement. A special emphasis will be given for innovative initiatives that demonstrate evidence of impact to help students receive training and jobs. 

The application can be accessed
The Education & Workforce Committee includes members from education entities as well as businesses of all sizes and industries. Its mission is to proactively educate, identify and connect future workers with the business community to grow a stable and self-renewing workforce.
Tri-chairs of the committee are:

Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 30. For more information, contact Kim Quirk, 

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