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RECOGNIZING THE KONA KAI COFFEE COMPANY AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2012 KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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RECOGNIZING THE KONA KAI COFFEE COMPANY AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2012 KING 
                COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS

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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor and 
congratulate Kona Kai Coffee Company in Kent, Washington for being 
named a finalist for the 2012 King County Executive's Small Business 
Awards, in the Workforce Development Small Business of the Year 
category.
  Kona Kai Coffee Company started off as a small business with the 
vision of creating Hawaiian coffee products in the Northwest. Today, 
the company maintains a strong workforce that is diverse and highly 
skilled.
  The Workforce Development Small Business of the Year award is given 
to those business that recognize the importance of on-the-job training, 
partnerships with other businesses, involvement of the community, 
benefits of educational institutions, and apprenticeships. Kona Kai 
Coffee Company has contributed greatly to the King County region and 
economy by practicing these ideas.
  Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I honor Kona Kai Coffee 
Company. Businesses like Kona Kai Coffee Company that care deeply about 
the future of their employees deserve to be recognized and appreciated.

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