Kwon and Kim congratulate and encourage the winners
Hosted by The Herald Business and The Korea Herald and managed by monthly <Power Korea>, the 2018 Korea Value Management Award chose 40 businesses, organizations and individuals who have shown excellence in prioritizing social values chosen through fair screenings, including interviews and documentation when necessary, for a 2 month period. The Herald Corporation CEO Kwon Chung-won said “It is still hard to see that Korean economy is becoming hopeful. Semiconductor in fact is doing well and leading the economy but many other areas, especially the SMEs, are experiencing hardships. Despite this harsh condition, the winners today are highly praiseworthy for putting into practice of the importance of ‘value management’.” The Korean Branding Association professor Kim Gwang-gyu, who chaired the judges, also said “The recent economic polarization has made the small and medium businesses harder than before and some even face the near edge of closure. For this reason, the award this year selected more of the SMEs and individuals. I sincerely congratulate you all. Because of you, the future of Korean economy is not as gloomy as being worried.”
The Seoul Mapo District Office mayor Park Hong-sup was the first to stage to receive the award for showing excellence in promoting the values of culture and the fourth industrial revolution followed by Boseong County for achieving KRW 10 billion local tax income, Gwangju City Gyeonggi Province for endeavoring to build a self-sufficient city. Other winners to name are: Kookhakwon (exercise), Lee Ji Hu Venus (hair), MBG Group (many engagements), Hosigi (chicken), Digital Seoul Culture Arts University (education), Seoul Arts-Occupational Training College (training), Starbucks (coffee), GS25 (retail), ETBS (welfare services), CJ Foodville (food franchise), Kookmin Stock (securities), Herb Day (sanitary pad), Tak Hyun-oh (baritone), Yang Song-I (soprano) and Sensation (music company).
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