Westside Awards looking for nominees; Awards ceremony is May 4

information from West Seattle Chamber of Commerce

West Seattle is home to many remarkable people and successful and innovative businesses with amazing stories. We need your input. Each year the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce looks to the West Seattle Community to nominate businesses and individuals for the annual Westside Awards.


The recipients from past years listed below.

  • Westside Business of the Year
  • Westside Emerging Business of the Year
  • Westside Not-for-Profit of the Year
  • Westsider of the Year

Deadline for Nominations: Mar 6th

Your input is valuable because the number of votes is not the criteria for winning. Criteria includes how the candidate:

  • Demonstrates the highest standards
  • Promotes diversity, equality, and inclusiveness
  • Demonstrates a consistent commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Takes a leadership role in the community

There is always room for anything else you would like to share. On March 7th, your nominations and comments will be submitted to the selection committee and on May 4th the recipients will receive their award. Everyone is invited to attend!

Past Award Winners have included:
2016 Business of the Year - C & P Coffee
2016 Not for Profit - West Seattle Helpline
2016 Emerging New Business - HomeStreet Bank West Seattle
2016 Westsider of the Year - Dave Montoure, Co-owner West 5, Past Chair WSCC, Past President Junction Association.

2015 Business of the Year - Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.
2015 Not for Profit - Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Log House Museum
2015 Emerging New Business - Meeples Games
2015 Westsider of the Year - Jim Jackson, Jackson, Morgan & Hunt, West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA and other various community organizations

2014 Business of the Year - General Biodiesel
2014 Not for Profit - West Seattle Food Bank
2014 Emerging New Business - Second Gear Sports
2014 Westsider of the Year - Josh Sutton, West Seattle & Fauntleroy Y, Rotary Club of West Seattle and other various community organizations

2013 Business of the Year – Ventana Construction
2013 Not for Profit – Nature Consortium
2013 Emerging Business – Sozo Wines
2013 Westsider - Lauren England, WS Bee Garden

2012 Business of the Year – AmericanWest Bank
2012 Not for Profit – West Seattle Garden Tour
2012 Emerging Business – The Grove
2012 Westsider – Pete Spalding, WS Food Bank Board, various neighborhood and district councils and much more.

2011 Business of the Year- Salty’s
2011 Not for Profit – West Seattle Farmers Market
2011 Emerging Business – Mountain to Sound Outfitters
2011 Westsider – Rick Jump, White Center Food Bank

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