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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 17 May 2021

The Skanner is being honored with a lifetime achievement award from The Daily Journal of Commerce and its Building Diversity program. “The Skanner has played a pivotal role in many projects and initiatives, and has been a resource for contractors and public agencies to inform people of color about contracting opportunities,” according to the nomination.

The Building Diversity recognition and education program celebrates and examines diversity, equity and inclusion within the local building industry and environment.

The event will take place online on Wednesday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend on this webpage.

In addition to recognition of this year’s honorees, the virtual event will include networking opportunities for attendees as well as an interactive panel discussion: “Ownership and Economic Justice” within the region’s business environment.

Building Diversity 2021 honorees:

  • GeoEngineers
  • Todd Duwe, Perlo Construction
  • Meyer Memorial Trust headquarters project
  • Mel Jones, JE Dunn Construction
  • Román Hernández, Troutman Pepper
  • Kelly Kupcak, Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.
  • Wenaha Group
  • Portland Building reconstruction project
  • RKm Development
  • The Skanner (lifetime achievement award)
  • Center for Equity & Inclusion
  • Advanced Tribal LLC
  • Hacienda Community Development Corp
  • Angela Watkins, Minority Construction Group and Constructing Hope.
  • NAMC University
  • Safe from Hate initiative

Learn more about the honorees at djcoregon.com.

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