SEDCOR celebrates local businesses in annual awards ceremony

The 2021 annual SEDCOR awards ceremony. (Courtesy/ SEDCOR)

Nine local businesses were honored Wednesday during a Strategic Economic Development Corporation ceremony celebrating their contributions to the region’s industry.

This is our chance to shine a light on those who went above and beyond to serve their customers, their employees, and their communities over the past year,” said an event preview.

Winners are listed below:

Agri-business of the year: E.Z. Orchards

Business partner of the year: Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

Community Service Award: VanNatta Public Relations

Community Service Award: Rich Duncan

Entrepreneur of the year: Parallel 45 Brewing

Innovative product of the year: OregonCBD

Manufacturer of the year: DCI International

Small business of the year: Don Froylan Creamery

Outstanding public/private partnership: Buildable/McMinville Economic Development Corporation/SEDCOR/Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership

-Saphara Harrell