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Community Awards
SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS SINCE 1866

Our employees and retirees play an active role in making the communities we serve great places to live, work, and play. Our commitment is often recognized, as reflected in the sampling of awards listed below.

  • Community Outreach recognition, Rebuilding Together-Houston, 2013
  • LIVE United Award, United Way of Northwest Louisiana, 2012
  • Most People Touched March Campaign participation recognition, Minnesota FoodShare, 2012
  • Member of the Month, Crowley (Texas) Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Hall of Fame Award, Southern Gas Association Network, 2012
  • Community Service Award, Houston City Wide Club of Clubs, 2011
  • Large Corporate Humanitarian Award, Arkansas Dept. of Human Services, 2011
  • Patriot Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2011
  • Business Volunteer Awards,  Medium Business of the Year - CenterPoint Energy, Mankato, MN - The Greater Mankato Area United Way, 2011.
  • Leadership in Action Award for Outstanding Collaboration, Leadership Houston, 2010 Hurricane Workshop
  • Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2010
  • Hero Award, Best Buddies Texas, 2010
  • Sustaining Support Award, Rebuilding Together - Houston, 2010
  • Corporate Award, Houston Area Women’s Center, 2010 
  • Corporate Vision Award, Girls Inc., 2010
  • Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2009
  • Family Friendly Workplace Award, Brian Klinefelter Foundation, St. Cloud, Minn., 2009
  • Patriot Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2009 
  • Corporation of the Year, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, 2008
  • Gold Sponsor Award, National MS Society, Lone Star chapter, 2008
  • Mission Possible Award, National MS Society, Lone Star chapter, 2008
  • Best Labor/Management Partnership Campaign, Greater Twin Cities United Way, 2008
  • Business of the Year, Greater Mankato (Minn.) Area United Way, 2008
  • Neighborhood Hero Award, Houston Fire Dept., 2008
  • Chase Philanthropic Award
  • Gold Award, Baytown (Tex.) United Way, 2008
  • Silver Sneaker Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2008
  • Diamond Level Team and Bronze Sponsor, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2008
  • 2007 United Way Campaign Hero Award, United Way, 2007
  • Twenty-five year HeatShare partnership appreciation award, Salvation Army, 2007 
  • Business Integrity Award, Mississippi Better Business Bureau, 2007
  • Silver Excalibur Award - 2006 Hurricane Workshop, Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter, 2007
  • Recognition for adapting communication systems to accommodate Hurricane Katrina evacuees at the George R. Brown, United Telecom Council Award, 2006
  • Outstanding Business of the Year, North Metro Mayors Association, Minnesota, 2006
  • Silver Excalibur Award - 'A Hurricane Season to Remember, Katrina and Rita,'  Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter, 2006
  • Excalibur Bronze Award -  'On the  Spot – Ready for Winter,' Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter, 2006
  • Bronze Quill Award Community Relations - 2006 Hurricane Workshop, International Association of Business Communicators, 2006  
  • Corporation of the Year, America’s Blood Centers, 2006
  • Million Dollar Circle, United Way, 2006
  • Komen Community Service Award,  Susan G. Komen Foundation, 2006