The Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC) was created in 2003 to provide input and advice to the Portland City Council on issues that affect small business and to advocate for a customer-centered business climate. The goal of SBAC is to review and bring forward regulations, policies and issues that support small business growth in Portland. The award is given to provide public recognition and education about outstanding Portland-area small businesses and their achievements in business and community involvement.

Emerge has a long history of supporting a wide range of non-profit organizations, from local to international. Some of our favorite projects have been for the Portland Hope Ball, an event for the American Cancer Society, Care2Tri, the YMCA of San Francisco and the United Religious Initiative. We thank the SBAC for nominating us and promise to continue our involvement with the Portland community and beyond.

Also in the news, we have received the ranking of 36th out of 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon! This is the third year in a row we have been recognized by the Portland Business Journal for our growth. We hope to make the list again in 2013 & 2014 to receive the prestigious Lighthouse Award. Here's to a prosperous year ahead! 

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