Awards and Recognition

Harrison Industries has won awards in recognition of the company's business practices and environmental efforts as well as its longtime financial support of local non-profit organizations. They include:

  • Environmental Excellence Award for 2012, by the City of Ventura.
  • Business of the Month in August 2012, by the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce.
  • Trailblazer Award in 2012 for Myra Harrison, by the non-profit Women's Economic Ventures group.
  • Family Business Legacy Award in 2011, by the Pacific Coast Business Times.
  • The 2011 Climate Change Action Award, by the Ventura County Board of Supervisor, for the steps Harrison Industries is taking to measure its carbon footprint and to help its client cities meet anticipated tight future regulations.
  • In 2011, earned Climate Registered status, which is awarded to members of The Climate Registry that measure their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) according to the Registry's rigorous voluntary reporting program.
  • Large Business of the Year in 2011, by the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce.
  • In 2010, Harrison earned Climate Registered status for taking voluntary steps to measure its operation's carbon footprint, ensuring that it is moving toward compliance of AB Bill 32. The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the only carbon footprint registry in North America.
  • Business of the Quarter for October-to-December 2010, by the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce.
  • Environmental Business of the Year in 2010, by the Ojai Chamber of Commerce.
  • Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2010 for Myron Harrison, by the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America.
  • Outstanding Recycling Program in 2007, by the California Resource Recovery Association. The award goes annually to the business, government agency, community-based organization or school in the state that has excelled in implementing and carrying out a recycling and/or diversion program.
  • California 35th Assembly District's Small Business of the Year in 2007.
  • The 2007 Family Business Titans Award, by the Pacific Coast Business Times, based on the high number of family members involved in the company as well as the company's accomplishments, reputation and community involvement.
  • California Air Resources Board in 2006 singled out Harrison Industries as being one of 20 refuse companies statewide to be ahead of schedule in meeting strict cleaner air regulations for its trash and recycling collection vehicles.
  • Blue Sky Award in 2005, presented by CALSTART, North America's leading advanced transportation technologies consortium.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 for Myra Harrison, by El Concilio del Condado de Ventura. The bilingual and bicultural non-profit agency cited her for the company's long history of hiring Latino workers.
  • Citizen of the Year in 2004 for Myra Harrison, by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce.
  • Clara Barton Award in 2004 for Myra Harrison, by the American Red Cross of Ventura County.
  • Philanthropist of the Year for Ventura County in 2002, by the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Large Business of the Year for 2002-03, by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce.
  • Nan Drake, Government Affairs and Public Relations Director for Harrison Industries, has been named one of the 50 Top Women in Business five straight years by the Pacific Coast Business Times.