Oregon Bankers Association and Oregon Business Magazine Present 2023 Community Applause Award to Con-Vey of Roseburg

The Oregon Bankers Association (OBA) in partnership with Oregon Business Magazine, has announced that Con-Vey of Roseburg, Oregon is the recipient of the 2023 Community Applause Award. The Community Applause Award, which is given to an Oregon business in acknowledgment of their significant service and contributions to their community, was presented to Con-Vey during a banking industry event held on Dec. 4 in Portland.

 Founded in 1996, the Community Applause Award is a competition in which banks doing business in Oregon nominate a business customer that gives back to their community in significant ways. An independent panel of judges carefully reviews each nomination and votes on the winner. Since the award’s inception, 46 Oregon businesses have been recognized, including this year’s honoree. 

 Con-Vey opened its doors over 75 years ago as a fabrication and machine shop focusing on repair work for local wood mills. Since its founding in 1946, Con-Vey has shifted and combined forces with manufacturing professionals to become a world-class solutions company for industrial equipment. From steel fabrication to robotic automation, customers come to Con-Vey for high-quality products at a competitive price.

 Their commitment to innovation has facilitated their expansion into material handling and robotics for building products, automation technology, bulk and biomass handling, environmental projects and agricultural processing. They pride themselves on handling demanding projects, creating innovative custom machinery, and integrating effective solutions for their customers. Today, Con-Vey is a proven, high-quality supplier with proprietary machinery in nearly 20 countries.

Con-Vey consistently demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the Roseburg community by actively participating or financially supporting a wide range of charitable and community initiatives.  Among them are the Boys & Girls Club, FFA and 4-H, Youth in Trades, Douglas County Partners for Student Success, Bright Futures Umpqua, and Umpqua Community College (UCC) courses and apprenticeships. Con-Vey has also designed and manufactured light displays for the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights, provides educational tours around the Con-Vey campus to local students and teachers, supports shop classes at local high schools, and much more.

 Con-Vey’s commitment to their community extends beyond financial contributions. The company fosters a culture of giving back to the community by encouraging and supporting employee volunteerism. Their team members have dedicated countless hours to various community service projects like the Umpqua Economic Development Partnership, Manufacturing Sector Partnership, Umpqua Growth Talks, Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce, UCC’s Apprenticeship Board, and the UCC Advisory Committee. They have also donated time and materials to build displays for the Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights and Relay for Life.

 Con-Vey was nominated for the Community Applause Award by Matt Kowal, senior vice president and commercial team leader at the Roseburg branch of Oregon Pacific Bank. In his nomination, Kowal stated, “Con-Vey consistently goes above and beyond to support local causes, demonstrating their belief in the power of businesses to effect positive change. They have also made significant contributions to the betterment and development of our community, particularly in Roseburg. By creating jobs and fostering a thriving business environment, Con-Vey has played an instrumental role in enhancing the economic stability of our community.”

 As part of the award, OBA provided Con-Vey with a $1,000 check payable to the Boys & Girls Club of Umpqua Valley in their honor. The OBA also produced a video about Con-Vey and their community impact.

About the Community Applause Award

The Community Applause Award, co-sponsored by the Oregon Bankers Association and Oregon Business magazine since 1996, is an opportunity for member banks to acknowledge the efforts of their for-profit Oregon business customers who play a significant role in their community.

Prior Winners

2022 A.R.E. Manufacturing, Newberg

2021 Freres Lumber Co., Inc., Lyons

2020 Chambers Construction, Eugene

2019 Roby’s Furniture & Appliance, Tillamook

2018 Essex General Construction, Eugene

2017 Oxford Hotel & Suites, Bend

2016 Sybaris Bistro, Albany

2015 Hydro Flask, Bend

2014 Florence Dental Clinic, Florence

PacificSource, Springfield

2013 Hummingbird Wholesale, Eugene

Hawes Financial Group, Springfield

2012 Dutch Bros., Grants Pass

Starker Forests, Corvallis

2011 Isler CPA, Eugene

Shem’s Thunderbird & Food 4 Less, Medford

2010 Dari Mart, Lochmead Dairy & Lochmead Farms, Junction City

Gnome in The Woods Construction, Oakridge

2009 Gresham Ford, Gresham

Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene

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