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Four companies – three from Western Washington and one from Eastern Washington – have been honored for their generosity and contributions to their local communities.

These companies are recipients of the 2014 Corporations for Communities Award, which honors exceptional Washington businesses that make it a priority to help the community.

Representatives from Bellevue-based John Howie Restaurants, The Barkley Company (Bellingham), The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse (Sumner) and The McGregor Company (Colfax) were recognized by Secretary of State Kim Wyman at a November 12 ceremony in her office at the Capitol.

Wyman presented the winners with a certificate and a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award, which recognizes civic engagement, voter education efforts, government services and a commitment to giving back to the community.

“I’m proud and honored to present these four amazing and deserving companies with this award,” Wyman said. “Many businesses of all sizes make a difference by donating money, items or volunteers toward worthy causes. It makes me proud that we have so many generous companies here in Washington.”

Six other businesses were recognized by Wyman for their community efforts: A Picket Fence (Sumner); Avista (Spokane); Jack’s Country Store (Ocean Park);   M&N Absolute Auto (Everett); NW Sleeps (Olympia); and Pioneer Grocery (South Bend).