2012 King County Executive Small Business Awards

King County Executive Dow Constantine will host the second annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards to recognize and celebrate the significance of small businesses to the King County economy.   To be eligible businesses must:

  • Be located in King County
  • Have 50 or fewer employees
  • Have been in business for at least 3 years
  • Be nominated by a chamber, city, or business association. The program cannot accept self-nominations.

There are seven award categories.  They are:

  • Small Business of the Year
  • Minority Small Business of the Year
  • Woman Small Business of the Year
  • Exporting Small Business of the Year
  • Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year
  • Workforce Development Small Business of the Year
  • Rural Small Business of the Year

The definition of the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year is as follows:  “King County is a hotbed of innovation in the field of sustainability and has a rich history of environmental stewardship. This award recognizes the small business that has achieved excellence in the creation and implementation of sustainable business practices. Practices include Waste and Recycling programs, water stewardship, energy management, efficiency in the Built Environment, or any other significant effort designed to limit the way a business impacts our local environment.”  The 2011 Winners in this category were:

Please contact the WCTA and let us know of your interest in this program.  Nominations occur from May 1 to July 31, 2012. The finalists will be announced on September 10.  The Awards Event will occur on October 10 at Meydenbauer Center from 7:15 to 9 a.m.  Register Today for the event.