|What:||Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke will present three U.S. organizations with the 2008 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for organizational performance excellence and innovation.|
|When:||Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, 1:00 p.m. EST|
|Where:||J. W. Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C.|
The 2008 Baldrige Award recipients, listed with their category:
|Media Entrance:||1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW|
|Media Access:||11:30 PM – 1:00 PM EST Camera equipment must be in place by 12:30 p.m.
Risers will be available for positioning cameras.
1:00 PM EST
|Event Time:||1:00 PM EST|
RSVP: This event is OPEN PRESS. Media must RSVP with the NAME, POSITION (Reporter, TV Camera, Photog, etc.) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE and EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to Gail Porter (301-367-7385, gail.porter [at] nist.gov) or Michael Newman (240-602-5365, michael.newman [at] nist.gov) by December 1st at 6:00 p.m. EST. At the event, you will be required to wear your outlet's media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.
Satellite Feed and Webcast: A satellite broadcast of the ceremony will be available for broadcast TV stations to downlink. The ceremony also will be webcast.
Satellite Downlink Data: Test time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST Ceremony time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
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Media Interviews: Executives of Baldrige Award recipients will be available for interviews between 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST. Reporters may request interviews by 6:00 p.m. EST, December 1, by contacting Michael Newman (301-975-3025, michael.newman [at] nist.gov) or sign up on the day of the ceremony at the media registration table.
Background: Named after Malcolm Baldrige, the 26th Secretary of Commerce, the Baldrige Award was established by Congress in 1987 to enhance the competitiveness and performance of U.S. businesses and expanded in 1998 to include education and health care and in 2007 to include nonprofit organizations. The award promotes excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. Since 1988, 75 organizations have received Baldrige Awards.
Some highlights of the 2008 Baldrige Award recipients:
Additional information on the Baldrige Award and the 2008 recipients is available at www.baldrige.nist.gov.