Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston Earns the 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion award by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston Earns the 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion award by the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 3:00pm

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Portland, OR., June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston has been recognized as a 2014 Oregon Small Business Champion by the Portland District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Champion honor is awarded to individuals or organizations that promote, assist, and aid local small businesses.

“We are very proud of Rhonnda and her continued success in promoting and partnering with local small businesses,” stated Jim Sather, president of the Oregon division. “She has not only made a positive difference within our local community, she has also made a huge impact on our company’s cultural and diversity program as a whole.”

Since joining the company as Diversity & Business Equity Manager, Edmiston’s influence has expanded the company’s commitment to achieve sustained and successful participation of certified small businesses on all projects. She is recognized as a leader in the local diversity community and has developed a mentor-mentee program that pairs Howard S. Wright’s small business partners with senior leaders.

Edmiston is also passionate about the education of and engaging local youth in the construction workforce. She is a member of the Associated General Contractors, Oregon Columbia Chapter’s Workforce Committee; Board Officer and Member of the Portland Workforce Alliance; Board Officer and Member of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Board Member of the Portland State University Business Outreach Program; Advisory Board Member of Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME); and Board Member of the Business Diversity Institute Board.

Edmiston received her honor during the Small Business Week Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 22, 2014.




About Balfour Beatty Construction

An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive. To learn more about the company, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


About Howard S. Wright

With over 128 years in business, Howard S. Wright provides preconstruction, general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for clients in the public and private sector. Operating out of offices on the West Coast, the company serves numerous market sectors including public agency, healthcare, commercial office, mission critical, education, and multi-family housing. Howard S. Wright is a leader in sustainable building with over $1.8 billion in completed LEED projects. The company has successfully delivered construction management and general contracting services for 10 Fortune 100 Companies. In June of 2011, Howard S. Wright joined the Balfour Beatty Construction family of companies. For more information about Howard S. Wright, visit howardswright.com.


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