Portriat of George Washington


BASF, Danielle Dupuis among
Washington BID’s 2007 business award winners

BASF was named the 2007 Business of the Year, and Danielle Dupuis, president of Century Wire Products Corporation, was named the Business Person of the Year by the Washington Borough Business Improvement District (WBID). An awards reception, open to the public, will be held on Wednesday Feb. 27.

BASF, Dupuis and five other award-winners will be honored at the third annual Washington BID Business Awards Reception at the Mediterranean Bistro. Tickets for the event are just $20 per person and includes an array of appetizers.

In addition to BASF and Dupuis, Muheisen Bagel & Deli on Route 31 will be honored as the New Business of the Year, Mark Mulligan will be cited with the Redevelopment Award for his work on the old town hall (37 Belvidere Avenue), and Arctic Foods, which recently opened up an expanded market at its E. Washington Avenue store, will receive the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Also, Candle Artisans and DeVoe Funeral Home will be given Special Recognition Awards for their contributions to the business community at-large.

BASF’s Washington site employs about 70 people and produces surfactants used in consumer and industrial laundry and cleaning products, healthcare products, coatings, and plastic additives. BASF is also very active in community projects and events, and has been the major sponsor of the Festival in the Borough for the past three years.

Century Wire’s Dupuis was recently presented with the Private Enterprise Award from; ACCSES New Jersey, formerly the New Jersey Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, for her outstanding commitment in providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and for her time and dedication to Abilities of Northwest Jersey and its supported employment division, Employment Pathways. Dupuis is on the Abilities Board of Directors; has chaired some of the agency’s major fundraising efforts; and is a strong advocate of Abilities Business Services. ACCSES New Jersey is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and support to members who advocate to more than 16,000 adults with significant disabilities.

Century Wire Productions Corporation is a global supplier of stainless steel lashing wire, single end and messenger strand for CATV, Telecom, and industrial markets.

“These businesses and business people will be honored for their contributions to Washington Borough’s business community,” said James Sheldon, Executive Director of the WBID. Sheldon noted that the honorees, along with many others, were nominated by fellow WBID members.

For more about the WBID or to make reservations, call the WBID office, 689-4800.



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