CONGRATULATIONS! 2017 Westside Awards for Eldercare Consulting, Peel & Press, SW Youth & Family Services, Maria Groen

Just announced by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce – the 2017 winners of the Westside Awards. Back in February, the Chamber invited you to nominate businesses and people for the four categories, and the awards go to:

Business of the Year:
Eldercare Consulting, LLC

Proprietor Patricia Throop helps families with their needs “to find competent, safe and appropriate solutions for their needs.” She also volunteers and sits on several boards.

Emerging Business of the Year:
Peel & Press

(At right, Peel & Press proprietor Dan Austin, whose restaurant is in its third year at 6503 California SW in Morgan Junction. He’s been a catalyst for a variety of community projects and is currently working on a project meant to result in the restoration of the historic mural on the west side of the building that is home to his business and four others.)

Not-for-Profit of the Year:
Southwest Youth & Family Services

SWYFS’s role in the community – and its geographic presence – has continued to grow, as we detailed in a conversation with its longtime executive director Steve Daschle last fall. The many services they provide include education and health care, and they are one of the largest local nonprofits working with vulnerable populations such as immigrants and refugees.

Westsider of the Year:
Maria Groen

Maria is a fixture in the West Seattle community, in no small part because of her roles with organizations including WestSide Baby and the West Seattle YMCA. Currently she works with Seattle University.

You can applaud them in person at the 2017 Annual Westside Awards Breakfast on May 4th at Salty’s. Get your tickets by going here.

5 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! 2017 Westside Awards for Eldercare Consulting, Peel & Press, SW Youth & Family Services, Maria Groen"

  • newnative April 6, 2017 (9:13 am)

    Congratulations, Trish!  

  • Dana April 6, 2017 (12:03 pm)

    Fantastic!! Congratulations to all recipients!


  • cindytewes April 6, 2017 (12:39 pm)

    Excellent choice! 

    Congratulations, Trish and Eldercare Consulting!!

  • Susan April 6, 2017 (1:45 pm)

    Congratulations to all!  And especially to Southwest Youth and Family Services.  SWYFS achieves remarkable results working with youth and families, giving them tools to create the lives they envision, through education, counseling, family advocacy, and so much more.  Their motto: “Challenge the Past.  Create the Future.”

  • Steve Garrett April 6, 2017 (4:58 pm)

    Congratulations to Patricia and Maria… fortunate to count them as friends and colleagues.

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