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2016 Award Winners and Finalists

Small Business of the Year

Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Exporting Small Business of the Year

Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year

Workforce Development Small Business of the Year

Rural Small Business of the Year

2016 Awards Event Photos


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Award Categories

  • Small Business of the Year: The U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 71,070 non-farm firms with employees in King County during 2010, and 95% of these had 50 or fewer employees.
  • Minority Small Business of the Year: The U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners showed that minority-owned businesses accounted for 21.3% of all non-farm U.S. businesses. King County’s percentage
  • Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: The U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners showed that women-owned businesses accounted for 28.7% of all non-farm U.S. businesses.  King County
  • Exporting Small Business of the Year: Economies grow through trade, by exporting their products and services globally. This brings in income which allows wages to rise and the tax base for critical public
  • Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year: King County is a hotbed of innovation in the field of sustainability and has a rich history of environmental stewardship. This award recognizes the small business
  • Workforce Small Business of the Year: A skilled workforce is vital to the growth of businesses and our economy. This award recognizes the small business with outstanding practices in hiring, retaining, and developing
  • Rural Small Business of the Year: The rural economy is an important link to the urban area and provides opportunities for residents to both live and work in the rural area.

Supporting Sponsors

Award Partners

African Chamber
Auburn Area Chamber Chinese Chamber Bellevue Chamber Bellevue Downtown Association City of Auburn City of Bellevue City of Burien City of Issaquah City of Kenmore City of Kent City of Kirkland City of Redmond City of Renton City of Sammamish City of Seattle City of Snoqualmie City of Tukwila Clean Tech Alliance Covington Chamber City Of Seatac City Of Shoreline Eastern European-American Chamber of Commerce British American Chamber of Commerce Washington Technology CarnationChamber2
Duvall Chamber Enumclaw Chamber Export Finance Assistance Center Federal Way Chamber Filipino Chamber Greater Seattle Business Association Issaquah Chamber Kirkland Chamber Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber Mercer Island Chamber New Castle Chamber One Redmond Renton Chamber Sammamish Chamber City Of Carnation Southwest KingCounty Chamber Vashon Chamber Woodinville Chamber Aerospace Future Alliance mba_logo Snoqualmie Valley Chamber WBBA
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