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Join us for the seventh annual King County Executive's Small Business Awards, as we recognize the achievements and accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County.

Over 200 small business owners, entrepreneurs, and supporters of small business from across the County are expected to attend and show their support for this year's finalists and winners. The event this year will celebrate and honor the success of small business with a continental breakfast, finalist displays, and recognition of this year's winners.

Nomination for 2017 King County Executive's Small Business Awards has been extended to August 5, 2017.

Award Categories:

  • Small Business of the Year
  • Minority 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 Small Business of the Year
  • Rural Small Business of the Year

To be eligible for consideration, a business must:

  • Be located in King County
  • Have 50 or fewer employees
  • Be a for-profit business in operation for at least 3 years
  • All past winners and 2016 finalists are ineligible for nomination

Notes:

  • A business may self-nominate or be nominated by a chamber of commerce, a city, or a business organization
  • A business may be nominated in more than one category, but will need to complete a separate nomination form for each entry
  • All businesses are eligible for nomination, except for 2016 finalists and past award winners
FAQs for Nominations

Q: What is the due date for submitting a nomination?

A: Nominations must be received by July 26, 2017.

Q: Can I submit a nomination for a company that was a finalist in last year’s program?

A: All 2016 finalists and past winners and are ineligible for nomination.

Q: Can I self-nominate my company for an award category?

A: Yes. A business may self-nominate or be nominated by a chamber of commerce, a city, or a business organization.

Q: Can a business submit a nomination in more than one category?

A: Yes. A business may be nominated in more than one category; however, you will need to complete a separate nomination form for each entry.

Q: Is a non-profit entity eligible for nomination?

A: No. All nominees must be a for-profit business in operation for at least 3 years.

Q: Does a business need to be located in King County to be nominated?

A: Yes. A business must be located in King County to be eligible for nomination.

Q: My business has more than 100 employees. Is my business eligible for nomination?

A: No. A business must have 50 or fewer employees to be eligible for nomination.

FAQs for Judging

Q: When will the nominations be scored?

A: Nominations will be scored in late August. Finalists will be announced in early September.

Registration

Q: What is the cut-off date for early bird pricing for tickets?

A: Early bird pricing ends September 8, 2017.

Q: What is the cut-off date for early bird pricing for tickets?

A: Early bird pricing ends September 8, 2017.

Event Location / Parking

Q: Where is the Meydenbauer Center located?

A: The Meydenbauer Center is located in Bellevue, WA adjacent to Interstate 405 at NE 6th Street and 112th Avenue NE in downtown Bellevue, just 9 miles east of downtown Seattle. The most convenient off-ramp from I-405 is at NE 4th Street (Exit 13A). Click here for or online directions or download the Driving Directions.

Q: Is parking available at the Meydenbauer Center?

A: Meydenbauer Center's parking garage is located at 11100 NE 6th St. This parking garage is a "pay" parking facility that operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

2016 Winners



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2015 Winners

2014 Winners

2013 Winners

2012 Winners

2011 Winners

Don't forget to Register!

What: 2017 Awards Event

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Location: Meydenbauer Convention Center

Contact: Lluvia Ellison-Morales

Early Bird Pricing Ends September 8, 2017

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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