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Snohomish business honored for hiring reservist
September 23, 2016
(SNOHOMISH, WA.) -- Vista Clara Coffee owner and master roaster Dave Stewart was recently presented with the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for his support of hiring and supporting guard members.
Left to right: John Patterson II, Scott Noll and Dave Stewart. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Dave was nominated by his employee Scott Noll who serves in the US Marine Corps Reserve.
In Scott’s nomination he shared that Dave and the Vista Clara Coffee team was “cooperative and tolerant of his drill schedule and supportive and understanding of the short notice he had to give when the exercise orders changed and he had to leave the next day.”
Scott recognized the impacts this had on the six member team at Vista Clara Coffee.
“My family and I believe it is our duty to provide jobs and support to those that serve our country” said Stewart, “It is an honor to have Scott as a team member. It is because of the same work ethic and commitment that made him succeed in the military that he has made himself a valuable member of our team.”
Dave was presented the award by John Patterson who serves as the Chair for the ESGR in Washington.
ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established in 1972 to develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and Service members.
Vista Clara Coffee Company provides fresh roasted coffee to individuals, espresso bars, coffee shops, restaurants and offices of all sizes across the U.S. Dave Stewart is the master roaster.
The Snohomish Chamber provided information for this report