REMINDER: West Seattle Chamber of Commerce annual Awards Breakfast coming up June 6

Chamber seeking nominations for community recognition; Deadline extended to May 15

Update May 14 11:50am
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce is still looking for nominations for this year's awards. If you have not had an opportunity to nominate your favorite business, non-profit or community leader, you have just 36 hours to do so (Deadline Midnight tomorrow May 15th)

Nominations are accepted on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BestofWestSeattle. You do not need to be a Chamber Member or business owner to nominate.

Westside Business of the Year – This nominee has been in business at least 3 years and demonstrated business excellence and success.
Westside Emerging Business – This nominee business has been in operations for less than 3 years but is meeting the challenges of a growing business through leadership.
Westside Not-For-Profit of the Year – This nominee non-profit is making our community a better place to live while contributing to community benefit through their mission.
Westsider of the Year – This nominee is making a lasting impact on our community and the lives of others or is an up-coming community role model.

Update May 8 3pm
The deadline to nominate businesses and people for "Westside Business of the Year, Westside Emerging Business of the Year, Westside Not-for-Profit of the Year, and Westsider of the Year has been extended to May 15. Nominations are accepted on-line in the categories below through the Westside Awards Nomination Form. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BestofWestSeattle).

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Information from the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce                           
 
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, with Nucor Steel as Presenting Sponsor, will host the 2013 Annual Westside Awards Breakfast to celebrate the incredible business environment and community involvement found only in West Seattle.  The Westside Awards Breakfast honors three local businesses and one individual who demonstrate success and innovation that contribute to this thriving economic region.  The Keynote address will be delivered by Randy Gardiner, 2012 Seattle Business Magazine Manufacturing Executive Award Winner and CEO of Red Dot Corporation.  Please consider attending, sponsoring and/or nominating for an award.
 
We invite Chamber Members and the public to attend the Breakfast to celebrate the honorees, learn more about the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and network with other business owners and community members.
 
The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for the West Seattle business community, building strong inter-organizational and public-private relationships, networks and resources.  We focus on the sustainable economic growth of a diverse, viable business community on the Greater West Seattle Peninsula.  Chamber members enjoy benefits including networking opportunities, a voice in governmental affairs that impact our business environment such as transportation and regulations and informative programs.
 
Sponsorships
Local business support is what makes this celebration possible! Your business can be featured at our event through Sponsorships ranging from $500/$1000/$2500/$5000.   Contact Nancy Woodland, nancy@westsidebaby.org for more information.
 
Nominations
We need community input to choose the honorees – please nominate your favorite business, non-profit or community leader by May 8 in one of the categories below.  Nominations are accepted on-line in the categories below through the Westside Awards Nomination Form. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BestofWestSeattle).  Please take a few minutes before May 8 to submit the form and help us recognize your favorites.  You do not need to be a Chamber Member or business owner to nominate.  
 
• Westside Business of the Year – This nominee has been in business at least 3 years and demonstrated business excellence and success. 
• Westside Emerging Business – This nominee business has been in operations for less than 3 years but is meeting the challenges of a growing business through leadership.
• Westside Not-For-Profit of the Year – This nominee non-profit is making our community a better place to live while contributing to community benefit through their mission.
• Westsider of the Year – This nominee is making a lasting impact on our community and the lives of others or is an up-coming community role model. 
 
Past Award Winners have included:
 
2011 Business of the Year - AmericanWest Bank
2011 Not for Profit - West Seattle Garden Tour
2011 Emerging Business - The Grove
2011 Westsider - Pete Spalding, WS Food Bank Board, various neighborhood and district councils and much more.
 
2010 Business of the Year- Salty's
2010 Not for Profit - West Seattle Farmer's Market
2010 Emerging Business - Mountain to Sound Outfitters
2010 Westsider - Rick Jump, White Center Food Bank
 
2009 Business of the Year - West Seattle Blog
2009 Westsider - Coach Colin Slingsby
2009 Community Hero -Nancy Woodland, WestSide Baby
 
Contact Lynn Dennis, Interim Staff at info@wschamber.com or Nancy Woodland, Board Member at nancy@westsidebaby.org with questions about Sponsorship or Membership.

When:            Thursday June 6   7:30-9:00am      
Where:           Salty’s on Alki
                        1936 Harbor Ave. SW  Seattle, WA  98126
Tickets:          $50 per individual or Table of 10 for $450 (by May 20)
Award Nominations:     Due by May 8 thru the on-line form

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