CONGRATULATIONS! Here’s who won West Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 Westside Awards

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Westside Awards – here’s the announcement sent by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce:

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Westside Awards, honoring three local businesses and one individual who demonstrates results-oriented leadership, a cornerstone of a thriving economic region.

2024 Westside Award Winners are:

Westside Business of the Year: Alki Beach Academy
Westside Emerging Business of the Year: Southpaw Barbershop
Westside Not for Profit of the Year: A Cleaner Alki
Westsider of the Year: Mike Kreiger, Teacher and Coach, Madison Middle School

Award winners and all nominees will be recognized at the Annual Westside Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, May 22, 7:30 am-9 am, at The Hall at Fauntleroy.

At the Awards Breakfast, Fred Rivera, Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and General Counsel of the Seattle Mariners, will lead a keynote fireside chat moderated by Brian Callanan, Loop the ‘Lupe, discussing how dedication and collaboration are pivotal in shaping operations within the Mariners organization, from celebrating successes to integrating new members into a culture focused on teamwork and recognizing individual contributions.

Early Bird Pricing for tickets is $55 per person through May 3rd, and $65 per person May 4th onward. Get your tickets at or

Below are this year’s Westside Award nominees (from community suggestions solicited earlier this year), also from the Chamber’s announcement:

Alki Beach Academy Inc.
▪ Limber Yoga & Wellness
▪ DSquared Hospitality Company
▪ Rollback Times LLC, Lady Jaye
▪ Highland Park Corner Store
▪ Meeples Games
▪ Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery
▪ Papa Tony’s Hot Sauce
▪ Thunder Road Guitars
▪ Carmilia’s
▪ Pet Elements

▪ Dragonfly Yoga Pilates Dance
▪ Charcuterie by Annalise
▪ Hawthorne Massage and Self Care
▪ Rain City Clay
▪ Revelry Room
▪ It’s A Barber’s Thing
▪ Heartwood Law
▪ Hoste
▪ Rush Hour Clothing
Southpaw Barbershop
▪ Bee Organized Seattle
▪ WEND Jewelry
▪ Daish. Coaching and Wellness

▪ The West Seattle Junction Association
▪ Kiwanis of West Seattle
A Cleaner Alki
▪ West Seattle Garden Tour*
▪ Alki Art Fair
▪ The Community School of West Seattle
▪ West Seattle Tool Library
▪ West Seattle Eagles – Aerie 2643*
*Previously won in this category

▪ Brian Callanan, Loop the ‘Lupe
▪ Kathy Blackwell, Southwest Seattle Historical Society
▪ Joanie Jacobs, Admiral Neighborhood Association
▪ Jordan Crawley, Alki Beach Academy
▪ James Powell, West Seattle Road Runners
Mike Kreiger, Teacher and Volunteer Coach, Madison Middle School
▪ Tommy Andrade, Southpaw Barbershop
▪ Tracy Record & Patrick Sand, West Seattle Blog
▪ Whitney Moore, Electric Butter Marketing
▪ Jim Edwards, West Seattle Big Band

Take a look back at the previous Westside Award winners in each category here:

8 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! Here's who won West Seattle Chamber of Commerce's 2024 Westside Awards"

  • LittleBlackPug May 2, 2024 (6:17 pm)

    Kudos Tommy @ Southpaw barber!!! They couldn’t have made a better choice! You’re an amazing human AND barber! 😄

  • MadisonMom May 3, 2024 (8:44 am)

    Mr. Kreiger has been such a great teacher of my two kids. Kudos!

  • Kbro May 3, 2024 (9:35 am)

    Mike Kreiger is such an asset to our neighborhood. On the heals of the pandemic, our middle schoolers are so lucky to have someone so committed to their success! Thank you, 

  • Toni Reineke May 3, 2024 (7:45 pm)

    Bravo to the A Cleaner Alki team!!!! They’re doing amazing work throughout our entire community!!

  • Majd Baniodeh May 15, 2024 (7:53 am)

    I am so proud to have both of our kids attend Alki Beach Academy. This is a well deserved honor. Can’t think of a better place to care for our babies. The love, support and inclusive education they instill within our children is so admirable. Truly feels like an extension of our family. Congratulations Ms Julieann, Mr Jamie and the entire ABA team. We love you!

  • Leeds/Nonna May 15, 2024 (9:46 am)

    Congratulations Alki Beach Academy what a wonderful place to have my grandchildren spend their early years. Everyone is always smiling, including the children. 

  • AliC May 15, 2024 (9:56 am)

    I’m so glad to see ABA on here! My daughter graduated from Alki Beach Academy 6 years ago and I continue to feel grateful for the positive impact this school had for our family, for my daughter. Julieanne and Jamie are so good at what they do! The teachers truly formed meaningful relationships with my daughter and she still remembers this. Happy to see you are being recognized ABA! 

  • Colleen Hitchcock May 16, 2024 (10:43 am)

    I am so honored to have worked for Jamie and Julieann at Alki Beach Academy for the past 10 years.  This award is a testament to the vision they had when they opened their program in 2014.  It truly is a place where all children are seen, heard, cared for, and loved!!  It is a very special place to be part of!!  Congratulations Jamie and Julieann!! Well deserved honor!

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