Nomination time for West Seattle Chamber’s annual awards

May 2, 2013 12:40 pm
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Who would you like to see win one of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s annual Westside Awards when they are presented June 6th? The nomination period is now open, and you can participate via this simple online form (even if you’re not a WSCofC member). Read on for more information about the awards and the breakfast at which recipients will be honored:

The breakfast is 7:30-9 am Thursday, June 6th, at Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor SW; WSB sponsor). May 20th is the deadline for reservations ($50/person, 10-person table for $450). Here’s what the Chamber wants you to know:

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.

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, for more information.

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. 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 Farmers 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 or Nancy Woodland, Board Member at with questions about Sponsorship or Membership.

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