Union & Chamber Awards Businesses for Contributions to Regional Development The Union for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-Silesian Region have awarded those who have significantly contributed to the development of the region at a gala for the benefit of the region (Region pro sebe). The 19th Annual Christmas Gala took place at the Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava on Dec. 3, 2018 under the auspices of Mons. František Václav Lobkowicz, Archbishop of the Ostrava-Opava Diocese. Nine representatives of enterprises, businesses, and institutions were on hand to receive the awards and diplomas, and other businesses were awarded for their collaboration with schools within the framework of the “School Friendly” competition.
ancient initiation ceremony which brings chosen students of the VŠB-Technical University Ostrava into the Mining Guild. The miners’ traditions are kept and promoted by the Society of Costumed Miners (Spolek krojovaných horníků) in Stonava. “We must remember that coal mining here has a tradition of 250 years, and is closely related to the great development of the region. We hope for successful development even after coal mining in the region has finished,” said Mr Pavel Bartoš, President of the Society.
owner of Polar Television, for his personal “Contribution to Development of Region in Medialization”.
The jury awarded the House of Culture (Dům kultury) Akord Ostrava–Zábřeh in the category “Long-Term Contribution to the Cultural Development of the Region” and the ice hockey club HC Vítkovice Ridera in “sports”.
The award for “Positive Act of the Year” went to the Meltingpot international discussion forum held within the music festival Colours of Ostrava. The prize was chosen and supplied by Kartoons and the Moravian-Silesian magazine Positiv Business & Style, who was also the media partner of the event.
The award for a local event went to the “Leap over the Hide” (Skok přes kůži), an
Special recognition by the Board of the Union was awarded to Mr Jaroslav Korytář,
The Gala For the Benefit of the Region (Region pro sebe) is a traditional meeting of union members with significant representatives of the administration of the region, cities and municipalities shortly before Christmas. General partners of the gala were the companies Brose CZ and Residomo. The event was supported by the Moravian-Silesian Region and other partners.
Škoda Vagonka and Al Invest Břidličná were awarded in the category “Large Enterprise”. H.A.S. and Utopia Design s.r.o. – Respiro were awarded in the category “Small Enterprise”.
The gala evening finished with the announcement of the results of the contest “School Friendly”: the Platinum Award went to the company Brose CZ, who are an excellent example of good collaboration with schools at all levels; the Gold Award went to Varroc Lighting Systems, and the Silver went to Continental Automotive Czech Republic.
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