Taking care of business: Time to choose “Business of the Year”

From Shannon Felix at Avalon Glassworks — which was honored as the 2007 West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year — it’s time to nominate the West Seattle business you think deserves that award next:

We ask your readers to promote their favorite local businesses by nominating them for this award!

The Chamber is now accepting nominations from the public for the local businesses that exemplify innovative and ethical business practices and contribute to the greatness of the West Seattle community. One business will receive this exclusive honor at the Chamber’s Annual Awards breakfast on April 9, 2008. Print a nomination form at www.wschamber.com or e-mail your nomination directly to pmullen@wschamber.com. All nominations must be received at the Chamber office by March 7, 2008. Nominations may be submitted by any individual … you can even nominate yourself. Visit the Chamber web site for more information, www.wschamber.com, or phone 206-932-5685.

By the way, the Chamber’s monthly lunch meeting this Wednesday (11:30 am, The Hall @ Fauntleroy) has an intriguing program focusing on transportation — with guests from Metro and the city Transportation Department. This will be the day after Tuesday night’s communitywide public meeting (5:30 pm, Cooper Elementary, but public comment doesn’t start till 6:30 so you can be “late”) about the fate of the “Central Waterfront” section of The Viaduct, so there’s much important info bound to emerge in the next few days about future transportation challenges — and opportunities.

7 Replies to "Taking care of business: Time to choose "Business of the Year""

  • Huindekmi February 11, 2008 (9:56 am)

    Who else thinks WSB deserves recognition as the business of the year.

    – Innovative: CHECK
    – Contributes to the Community: CHECK
    – Ethical Business Practices: Ummmm… not sure here. Have you guys stopped torturing kittens and puppies?

  • misty February 11, 2008 (9:57 am)

    Without question!! My vote is for WSB!

  • miws February 11, 2008 (10:32 am)




  • Huindekmi February 11, 2008 (5:06 pm)

    Oops. Probably not going to work. There are a few restrictions.
    All nominees must:
    -Be a Chamber member in good standing
    -Demonstrate overall ethical practices
    -Have been in business in West Seattle a minimum of 3 years
    I don’t think WSB qualifies under #1 or #3.

  • WSB February 11, 2008 (5:46 pm)

    We were going to get around to say, thanks for the kind words but we didn’t think we’d qualify. Intend to join the Chamber soon, tho.

  • JanS February 11, 2008 (6:51 pm)

    well, we’ll still nominate you in our hearts


  • Kristina February 11, 2008 (8:08 pm)

    Well, if WSB doesn’t qualify, I recommend Carmelia’s in the Junction. The store owner there does a TON of work for local organizations and schools. She hosted an event for our Breast Cancer 3-Day team and gave a portion of the proceeds/sales from the entire day; I know she does this for other charities, as well. I think that Carmelia’s is an excellent addition to the Junction, and attracts business from other areas, as well.

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