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Greater Des Moines Partnership Inclusion Award Forms Now Available Online!

August 26, 2014

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Inclusion Council is now accepting nominations for the Partnership’s 2015 Inclusion Award. Formerly the Diversity Award, the process is now in its 15th year. The Inclusion Award recognizes businesses and organizations throughout the region that have taken significant steps to advance the diversity and inclusion efforts in their organization. It also recognizes businesses that strive to create opportunity and embrace an inclusive workplace culture.

Individuals are encouraged to use the brief online form to nominate organizations that they feel are doing great work in the area of diversity and inclusion as it pertains to the workplace and the Greater Des Moines region:

Award nomination: DSMpartnership.com/about/award-applications--winners

Nominations are open until October 31, 2014. Organizations do not need to be nominated to apply, however. Organizations doing great work in the area of diversity and inclusion are encouraged to complete the application and submit it to the Partnership’s Inclusion Council by October 31, 2014. In addition to the nomination form, this year’s application will be available online to make the process easier and to help promote sustainable practices. The Inclusion Award can be awarded in up to three categories: small, medium, and large-sized organizations. All organizations should use the form below to apply for the award.

Award application: DSMpartnership.com/about/award-applications--winners

To be considered for the award, a business must be a regional member (via an Affiliate Chamber of Commerce) or an investor of the Partnership and complete an application. Applicants are assessed on organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives and objectives, including but not limited to: employee demographics, recruitment, retention, supplier diversity, and vendor relationships. Applications are evaluated and finalists are visited by a panel of judges before a decision to name the awardee(s). Winners will be announced during the Partnership’s Annual Dinner in January 2015.

Questions may be directed to the Partnership’s Director of Talent Development / Workforce Inclusion, Nathan Ritz at nritz@DSMpartnership.com or (515) 286-4937. Media inquiries should be directed to Susan Ramsey at (515) 286-4954 or sramsey@DSMpartnership.com.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.