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November 28 is Small Business Saturday. This holiday season, we encourage you to Shop Small by considering one of the businesses we recognized in our awards program this fall.

By purchasing your holiday gifts from small businesses in King County, you're helping keep our regional economy strong. Thank you!

2015 King County Small Business Awards Class Photo

2015 King County Executive's Small Business Awards Class Photo

2015 Award Winners


Small Business of the Year:
  • Chameleon Technologies | Kirkland | Winner
  • Affirma Consulting | Bellevue | Finalist
  • Entitlement and Engineering Solutions, Inc | Seattle | ​Finalist
  • Red Arrow Logistics | Issaquah | Finalist
Minority Small Business of the Year:
  • Integrated Design Engineers LLC | Seattle | Winner
  • Magellan Architects | Redmond | ​Finalist
  • Modern Enterprises LLC | Seattle | Finalist
  • Rolluda Architects | Seattle | Finalist
Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year:
  • Asante Salon | Redmond | Winner
  • Apple-A-Day | Seattle | Finalist
  • Gryffin Consulting | Seattle | Finalist
  • Osborn Consulting, Inc | Bellevue | Finalist
Exporting Small Business of the Year:
  • Athena Marketing International, LLC (AMI) | Seattle | Winner
  • B & G Machine, Inc | Seattle | Finalist
  • SubTerra Inc. | North Bend | Finalist
  • TUNE | Seattle | Finalist
Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year:
  • OneEnergy Renewables | Seattle | Winner
  • Artisan Electric Inc | Seattle | Finalist
  • C+C | Seattle | Finalist
  • Transmission Remanufacturing Company, LLC | Kent | Finalist
Workforce Development Small Business of the Year:
  • A&R Solar | Seattle | Winner
  • Deeny Construction | Seattle | ​Finalist
  • Green Wagon Cleaning | Seattle | ​​Finalist
  • Northwest Gourmet Foods | Renton | ​Finalist
Rural Small Business of the Year:
  • Seattle Urban Farm Company | Seattle | Winner
  • Bybee Farms | North Bend | ​Finalist
  • Keep It Simple Farm | Redmond | Finalist
  • Sun Island Farm | Vashon | ​Finalist


Awards Event Video

Award partners

African Chamber
Duvall Chamber
One Redmond
Auburn Area Chamber Chinese Chamber Bellevue Chamber Bellevue Downtown Association City of Auburn City of Bellevue City of Burien City of Issaquah City of Kenmore City of Kent City Of Seatac British-American Business Council
City of Kirkland City of Redmond City of Renton City of Sammamish City of Seattle City of Snoqualmie City of Tukwila Clean Tech Alliance Covington Chamber City Of Shoreline Aerospace Future Alliance Carnation Chamber
Enumclaw Chamber Export Finance Assistance Center Federal Way Chamber Filipino Chamber Greater Seattle Business Association Issaquah Chamber Kirkland Chamber Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber Mercer Island Chamber New Castle Chamber Master Builders Association SkykomishLogo2
Renton Chamber Sammamish Chamber CityofCarnation SouthwestKingCountyChamber2 Vashon Chamber Woodinville Chamber Snoqualmie Valley Chamber WBBA Eastern European - American Chamber of Commerce Washington Technology 

Supporting sponsors

The 5th annual King County Executive's Small Business Awards were held on Oct. 13, recognizing the achievements and accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County.



Award Categories

  • Small Business of the Year: The U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 71,070 non-farm firms with employees in King County during 2010, and 95% of these had 50 or fewer employees.
  • Minority Small Business of the Year: The U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners showed that minority-owned businesses accounted for 21.3% of all non-farm U.S. businesses. King County’s percentage
  • Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year: The U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners showed that women-owned businesses accounted for 28.7% of all non-farm U.S. businesses.  King County
  • Exporting Small Business of the Year: Economies grow through trade, by exporting their products and services globally. This brings in income which allows wages to rise and the tax base for critical public
  • Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year: 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
  • Workforce Small Business of the Year: A skilled workforce is vital to the growth of businesses and our economy. This award recognizes the small business with outstanding practices in hiring, retaining, and developing
  • Rural Small Business of the Year: The rural economy is an important link to the urban area and provides opportunities for residents to both live and work in the rural area.

Presenting Sponsors

King County

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Microsoft

Key Bank

KIRO7-2

EconomicDevelopmentCouncil

Workforce Development Council

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Supporting sponsors

Award partners

African Chamber
Duvall Chamber
One Redmond
Auburn Area Chamber Chinese Chamber Bellevue Chamber Bellevue Downtown Association City of Auburn City of Bellevue City of Burien City of Issaquah City of Kenmore City of Kent City Of Seatac British-American Business Council
City of Kirkland City of Redmond City of Renton City of Sammamish City of Seattle City of Snoqualmie City of Tukwila Clean Tech Alliance Covington Chamber City Of Shoreline Aerospace Future Alliance Carnation Chamber
Enumclaw Chamber Export Finance Assistance Center Federal Way Chamber Filipino Chamber Greater Seattle Business Association Issaquah Chamber Kirkland Chamber Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber Mercer Island Chamber New Castle Chamber Master Builders Association SkykomishLogo2
Renton Chamber Sammamish Chamber CityofCarnation SouthwestKingCountyChamber2 Vashon Chamber Woodinville Chamber Snoqualmie Valley Chamber WBBA Eastern European - American Chamber of Commerce Washington Technology 

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Presenting Sponsors

King County

Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Microsoft

Key Bank

KIRO7-2

EconomicDevelopmentCouncil

Workforce Development Council

1416264858133

Supporting sponsors

Award partners

African Chamber
Duvall Chamber
One Redmond
Auburn Area Chamber Chinese Chamber Bellevue Chamber Bellevue Downtown Association City of Auburn City of Bellevue City of Burien City of Issaquah City of Kenmore City of Kent City Of Seatac British-American Business Council
City of Kirkland City of Redmond City of Renton City of Sammamish City of Seattle City of Snoqualmie City of Tukwila Clean Tech Alliance Covington Chamber City Of Shoreline Aerospace Future Alliance Carnation Chamber
Enumclaw Chamber Export Finance Assistance Center Federal Way Chamber Filipino Chamber Greater Seattle Business Association Issaquah Chamber Kirkland Chamber Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber Mercer Island Chamber New Castle Chamber Master Builders Association SkykomishLogo2
Renton Chamber Sammamish Chamber CityofCarnation SouthwestKingCountyChamber2 Vashon Chamber Woodinville Chamber Snoqualmie Valley Chamber WBBA Eastern European - American Chamber of Commerce Washington Technology 
King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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Read the Executive's biography