Nominate a business or your own business
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.
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
2011 Business of the Year
2011 Economic Engine That Did
Thrive Community Fitness, Maple Valley
- 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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