Pacific Landscape named ‘bestagain

For the second time in two years, Pacific Landscape of Hillsboro has been named one of the 100 best companies to work for by Oregon Business magazine. The company was ranked 19th best among companies with more than 100 employees in 2013. The rankings are complied by the magazine and DHM Research, and are based on employee surveys and a benefits report from each company.

“The past several years have been tough in our industry and our dedicated, experienced staff has been our strength and guided us through,” said company President Bob Grover. “When we set out to build our business, one of our top goals was to be best in class as a service provider and employer. We are proud to get the acknowledgment that we are achieving both of these goals.”

Hillsboro firm gets award for innovative practices

The Northwest Food Processors Association recognized Hillsboro-based Henningsen Cold Storage for “innovative employee engagement policies” earlier this year.

The Premier Employer Award honors organizations that consistently provide lower-income staff with improved economic opportunities, often through education initiatives. HCS received the award in January of this year in recognition of the company’s standard of providing extensive employee training, as well as its demonstrated history of promoting from within.

In accepting the award, HCS executive vice president Tony Lucarelli explained the company trained and groomed employees by necessity, noting that Henningsen warehouse locations were dictated by customer need, not by work force supply.

The award is sponsored in part by the Hitachi Foundation and its partnership with the NWFPA’s Education & Research Institute. Through this project, HCS was one of 11 companies singled out for in-depth study of best employer practices.

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Tuality exec named to care council

Sonney Sapra, Tuality Healthcare’s chief information officer, has been appointed to the national Cerner Client Care Council, an invitation-only group of information technology executives that works closely with Cerner Corp. to improve its health care IT products.

Sapra, who also serves as Tuality’s director of information systems, is one of 50 Cerner clients who serve on the Client Care Council. Cerner is an international health care information technology company with more than 2,100 clients. Cerner is Tuality’s vendor for electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry technology.

Sapra said the council meets twice a year at Cerner’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., and has many “virtual” meetings. The council’s task, Sapra said, is to provide direction and feedback on the company’s products.

“Tuality Healthcare management has recognized what an outstanding leader and visionary Sonney is regarding health care technology,” said Manny Berman, Tuality’s chief operating officer. “It’s nice to see the acknowledgment from an internationally known vendor.”

Warmanen receives platinum service award

For the second year in a row, Geri Warmanen of Prudential Northwest Properties in Hillsboro has been given the highest level of service achievement in the real estate industry, Quality Service Certified Platinum.

The award recognizes Warmanen as having earned 100 percent client service satisfaction in 2012 as measured by Leading Research Corp.

“Nothing is more important to a prospective client in selecting a professional than the serve results achieved with past clients,” said Larry Romito, president and CEO of QSC. “A 100 percent service satisfaction like [the one] Geri Warmanen has achieved is just awesome.”

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