Tuesday, September 29, 1998
Saenz receives Wal-Mart award
Oscar Saenz, General Manager of Anchor Foods has been selected to receive the 1998 Sam Walton Business Leader Award, sponsored by the Wal-Mart Foundation and the Wal-Mart Store in Pecos. Saenz was chosen as the award recipient by the Pecos Chamber of Commerce which received a $500 grant in the honoree's name.
Wal-Mart established the Sam Walton Business Leader Award in 1995 to recognize local business people who best exemplify the principles of Sam Walton, its late founder, respect for the individual, service to customers and a commitment to strive for excellence.
"The Sam Walton Business Leader Award allows our Wal-Mart associates and SAM's Club partners to salute outstanding local business men and women and to show our pride in the local business community," said David Glass, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Saenz was one of more than 1,000 business people in Wal-Mart and SAMS's Club communites around the country who were selected by their local Chamber of Commerce to receive the award. Participating Chambers received a total of more than $530,000 in grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation and their local Wal-Mart stores and SAM'S Clubs as part of the awards program.
The Sam Walton Business Leader Award is one of many initiatives Wal-Mart sponsors to support the economic vitality of the communities in which it operates. In 1997, the Wal-Mart Foundation contributed more than $102 million to the communities it serves through education grants, economic development grants, matching contributions to community organizations and other programs.
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