VANCOUVER — The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has been named North American Trade Association of the Year at the Reed Awards.
“Winning the North American Trade Association of the Year award is another indicator of the exceptional team we have at ICBA and all the hard work they do supporting our members in the area of group health benefits, workforce development and training, and advocacy,” said Chris Gardner, ICBA president, in a statement. “I am very proud of what our team has been able to deliver over the past year – their commitment and hard work, particularly given the challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, has been remarkable.”
The Washington, D.C.-based Reed Awards get their name from Campaigns and Elections founder and campaign marketing pioneer Stanley Foster Reed. They recognize excellence in advocacy, grassroots engagement and campaign management.
“By design, a Reed is extraordinarily difficult to win. And when you do walk away with a Reed you know it means one thing: Your work is hands down, no questions asked, the very best in the industry,” said Shane D’Aprile, co-publisher, Campaigns and Elections, before the ceremony.
Over the past four years, ICBA has won 12 Reed Awards for its advocacy on behalf of open shop construction members and clients. ICBA was previously named North American Trade Association of the Year in 2019.