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Seven U.S. Organizations Honored with the 2010 Baldrige National Quality Award

 Three Small Businesses Chosen for the First Time in a Single Year

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced that seven organizations are recipients of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. This marks the first year that three small businesses have been selected at one time and only the second instance in the award's 23-year history that a total of seven organizations are being honored.

The 2010 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their category—are:

These seven organizations will present their best practices and lessons learned at the 23rd annual Quest for Excellence in early April.  The GSQC will hold its annual overview of the best practices of these organziations in late April or early May as part of its 2011 Learning and Sharing series.

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