PAML, one of the top reference laboratories in the country, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 AGORA Awards. Each year, Greater Spokane Incorporated, the region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization, recognizes and honors area businesses for overall excellence and outstanding achievement through their AGORA Awards program.

The annual awards recognize outstanding achievements in business leadership, community contributions, entrepreneurship, employee welfare, innovation, growth and environmental practices. Finalists and winners of the AGORA Award are chosen through a series of questionnaires and interviews. Judging criteria includes growth, marketing strategy, employee environment, customer service, response to adversity, strategic planning, creativity and contribution to the regional economy.

“PAML is honored to be nominated for the 2014 AGORA Awards,” said Francisco R. Velázquez, M.D., S.M., President and Chief Executive Officer for PAML, LLC and PAML Ventures. "I am so proud of all our employees who have worked together to make PAML one of the nation’s premier reference laboratories. We have expended considerable energy and resources into growing the company in the last few years. But it’s definitely been a team approach in ensuring that we provide our clients with the laboratory-related products and services they need and at the high levels of quality that our customers have come to expect from PAML.”

Winners will be announced at the AGORA Awards ceremony on June 4, 2014 at the INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane.