Business Awards Information

Business Awards

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Small businesses in the greater Maple Valley and Black Diamond area need to be celebrated more than ever. They are the backbone of the nation’s economy, creating jobs and helping build strong communities. It is time to honor the achievements, the dedication, and the innovative spirit of entrepreneurs.

We want to tell our stories, proclaim achievements, celebrate milestone anniversaries, and brag a little. Not only is this an opportunity to more formally recognize and applaud businesses, it is an opportunity to share the most successful business practices and set a benchmark for excellence.


Congratulations to:

2017 Business of the Year
Cedar River Law - Jennifer Karol

2017 New Business of the Year
Little Spruce - Hannah Wampler

2017 Chamber Member of the Year
Grifan Cayce - Cayce Grove Law Offices

2016 Business of the Year
Rein Fire Ranch, Rich Kaalaas

2016 Economic Engine That Did
Gracene's Cupcake Boutique, Gracene Wood

2015 Business of the Year
Mitzel's American Kitchen,  Jack & Kim Emmons

2015 Economic Engine That Did
Maple Valley Acupuncture, Tracy Steger

2014 Business Person of the Year
Jim Flynn, Flynn Development

2013 Business of the Year
Windermere Real Estate/Maple Valley, Shane and Susie Davies


2012 Co-Businesses of the Year
Johnsons Home & Garden and VOICE of the Valley


2011 Business of the Year
Flynn Development


2011 Economic Engine That Did
Thrive Community Fitness, Maple Valley


2010 Business of the Year
Claffey's Painting
2010 Economic Engine That Did
The Loft Salon & Spa


  • Business of Year nominees must be in business for a minimum of 2 years
  • New Business of the Year nominees must be in business for at least 9 months but not more than 2 years
  • Nominees must be a chamber member
  • Winners of the 'Business of the Year' are not eligible for three years after receiving the award


Criteria for The Awards

Business of the Year (in business at least 2 years or more)

The business of the year nominee will be considered on the basis of their success in providing high quality products or services, demonstrating strong ethical standards, exhibiting leadership with its employees and clients within its industry and its involvement and collaboration in the community.

New Business of the Year (in business at least 9 months but less than two years)

The new business nominee will be considered on the basis of their impact and business professionalism through customer service, product quality and community involvement. This award will also recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of this new business addition to the Greater Maple Valley Black Diamond Area.

Chamber Member of the Year

New for 2017, the business/organization nominee will be considered on the basis of their effectiveness in working together with other area business(es) to achieve more. Nominees will provide a shining example of how collaboration among two or more businesses can benefit all involved through combining of resources, sharing of expertise and/or creatively building upon one another’s efforts.

For more information: contact Erica Dial, 425.432.0222 ext. 101


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Flowers by Robin, LLC
Michele F. 9/20/17
Robin is amazing!  I was having a bad day on a Saturday and my husband was out of town and wanted to send flowers to cheer me up.  He called around to a lot of the chain florist shops and they all said they were done delivering for the day even though they were 5 minutes away.  He happened to come across Flowers by Robin in his search so called her and she happened to be open on a Saturday for Grandparents Day.  She was so kind and willing to help my husband even though it was getting late in the afternoon.  She made up the most amazing arrangement I've ever received and hand delivered it with a big smile that turned my day around.  The flowers were very fresh and have lasted almost 2 weeks.  We will use Robin for all our floral needs from now on!!

Keira G. 6/1/17
Robin helped us fill an order for one of our customers. Wiring out shop-to-shop can always be a bit scary, but Robin really took great care of our customer. She was able to get the order out in about an hour even though we were past standard same day delivery cut off. She was also kind enough to send us a photo without us even asking for it. The arrangement was expertly designed, the kind of arrangement I'd send out of our own shop. We will be using you in the future!

April H. 4/1/17
I am the daughter of an amazing floral designer, who worked in Chicago at some pretty incredible venues. So my standards and expectations are beyond high. I've watched Robin's work as a professional grow in design, style, and creativity. It was my extreme pleasure to receive an arrangement from her recently. And by chance, my florist of a mom was in town. We both fell in love with her design and use of color and texture. For fussy girls like us, Robin's arrangement was the highlight of our week. On my counter, sat 3 other flower arrangements and hers just shined. Beyond all that, the prep that went into the flowers was evident by how long they lasted, the brilliance of color they retained, and the lack of dropping leaves/petals. Hey did I mention, Robin is a great lady too and local! Give her a call, you won't be disappointed and you certainly will have the opportunity to impress the next person you are sending flowers to. Thanks Robin!

Constance D. 2/3/17
The short version is I would Highly Recommend Robin!!!!!  She has a rare talent and is super personable. The kind of flower shop and Business person who would be your number one go to for flowers!
I live in Seattle and wanted to find some one in the south end to send flowers to my sister in law who has had 4 deaths in the last 9 months. I was searching on line, looking for some one that had a good sense of style and artistic flair not your usual cookie-cutter bouquet.
After scrolling page by page by pure chance I found  Flowers by Robin.  As soon as I saw the photos of her work I knew she was my gal! Her gift to make beauty using the natural elements of nature, was a rare find and just what I was looking for plus, the added bonus was that she was in my price range. I spoke to Robin, myself on the phone gave her my thoughts of what I was attempting to do and told her from her photos I totally trusted her style and flair. Robin has a gift and it reflects in all her work.  The home she was delivering them to has a very aggressive dog that I pre-warned Robin about. She was kind enough to hand-deliver them herself. I revived a text from my sister in law saying this " Thank you for your thoughtfulness and the beautiful flowers. The colors brighten my day and put a smile on my face. That was so sweet of you! 
OXOXOX "  Bingo! Thank you Robin for your beautiful work together we hit a home run!

Julie P. 8/31/16
Robin came through at the last minute for me, and even threw in an extra item that I requested, the perfect complement to the beautiful flower arrangement she created! My friend was thrilled with the flowers! The hand blown glass vase looks gorgeous, too! Highly recommended!