CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattleites’ TomboyX honored as King County Small Business of the Year

(WSB photo of TomboyX founders Dunaway and Gonzalez, at 2013 launch)

Five years after West Seattleites Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez launched apparel-and-more company TomboyX, they’ve just won a big honor – King County Small Business of the Year. From the announcement of the awards presented by County Executive Dow Constantine at a ceremony in Bellevue today:

Hundreds of nominations were narrowed down to 28 finalists in seven categories, representing 24 of the 39 cities in King County as well as unincorporated areas. Judges from several chambers of commerce around the region selected the winners using criteria like customer service, community involvement, and business model innovation.

The winners are:

Small Business of the Year: TomboyX, Seattle
Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year: Concord Engineering, Seattle
Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: Triangle Associates, Seattle
Exporting Small Business of the Year: Pier2 Marketing, Seattle
Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year: Green Cleaning Seattle – Otium-Maid Services, Seattle
Workforce Development Small Business of the Year: Cognission Corporation/Sponge School, Kirkland
Rural Small Business of the Year: Reber Ranch, Kent

To be eligible for the Executive’s Small Business Awards, nominees must be located in King County, have been in business for at least three years, and have 50 employees or less.

TomboyX is headquartered just across the Duwamish, between SODO and Georgetown.

5 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! West Seattleites' TomboyX honored as King County Small Business of the Year"

  • annika September 20, 2018 (10:48 pm)

    Congratulations, Tomboy X!

  • Curate September 20, 2018 (11:07 pm)

    This is so cool! I had to go back to read up on the founding of this local biz. (Thanks WSB for making that so easy!) I am wondering (in case either of the owners sees this) how/why/when the brand started to focus only on undergarments, as opposed to all types of ‘tomboy’ apparel? Thanks for the insight!

  • T Rex September 21, 2018 (7:41 am)

    LOVE ME SOME TOMBOYZ! Never thought I would say this but women’s boxers are the bomb! I am a regular customer!  Congrats! 

  • vanessa September 21, 2018 (10:11 am)

    Way to go, Women! Congratulations to you and may you have many more years of success and growth! 

  • Westseastori September 21, 2018 (8:56 pm)

    Rad, congrats Tomboyx! I’m wearing your unders right this very moment!!

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