Business Awards Information

Business Awards

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.


Congratulations to:

2019 Business of the Year

EJ's Custom Catering ,  Eric & Michelle Elmer

2019 New Business of the Year

STEAMboat Studios, Kathy Gendreau

2019 Chamber Member of the Year

City of Maple Valley, Mayor Sean P. Kelly

2019 Non Profit of the Year

Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services, Dan Lancaster

2018 Business of the Year
Coffee Convo Craft
Lindsay Christensen & Carli Thompson

2018 New Business of the Year
Lumber House Brewery
Jacob & Melissa Earl

2018 Chamber Member of the Year
Lucia Pearson - BECU

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.

Non Profit of the Year

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


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All Day Corporate Meeting Packages from $44.95 pp - All Inclusive

  • Secluded to Spacious, Warm, Picturesque Surroundings, In-House Catering 
  • Continental Breakfast, Breakout Lunch and Afternoon Refreshers
  • Fully Equipped Audio/Visual, Conference & Banquet Rooms Available

Contact Jordan Pitre, Food & Beverage Manager
253.631.3131 ext. 27

We can provide customized options to fit your business needs.