Category Archives: Baldrige State & Local Programs

Learning from a Restaurant Business Studied by Harvard Students

By Christine Schaefer Two years ago we wrote here about Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (Pal’s BEI) to highlight the role of the Kingsport, Tennessee-based small business as a training offshoot of the Baldrige Award-winning restaurant chain Pal’s Sudden Service. Launched 17 years … Continue reading

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How Baldrige Makes America Better, State by State

By Christine Schaefer Between 2005 and 2016, nine national role models identified through the annual Baldrige Awards have been organizations in Texas. During the same period, that state provided 80 applicants for the national Baldrige Award, which, in turn, provided … Continue reading

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Using Baldrige to Support Our Military, Veterans

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Support of the U.S. military and our Veterans has always been a core value for Americans. And for the nonpartisan Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, when nonprofit organizations became eligible for the Baldrige Award in 2007, … Continue reading

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The Quest for “Audacious Excellence”

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey At the upcoming 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference, Pete Reicks, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Performance Excellence for Baldrige Award recipient Elevations Credit Union, will be presenting, he says, on something truly “audacious”: the credit … Continue reading

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Spotlight on a Baldrige Examiner: Bill Craddock

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey While the annual online application for the 2017 Board of Examiners has now closed, we are always looking for ways to celebrate Baldrige Examiners. Competitively selected, these volunteers hail from many states, sectors, and professions. Following is an interview … Continue reading

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