Nominate small businesses for King County honor
June 2, 2012
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 6 a.m. June 2, 2012
King County Executive Dow Constantine is on the search for the top small businesses in the county.
The county is accepting nominations for the 2012 King County Executive Small Business Awards until July 31. In order to qualify, businesses must operate in King County, have 50 employees or fewer and have been in business for at least three years.
The nomination categories include 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 and Rural Small Business of the Year.
Organizers plan to announce finalists Sept. 10. The awards ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 10 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.
Find the nomination form at www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine/BusinessAward.aspx.
In the inaugural awards last year, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, Issaquah’s iconic destination for burgers and root beer floats, earned the Minority Small Business of the Year title.
Issaquah-based Trans-NET Inc., a shipping company focused on Far East ports in Russia, received a nomination in the Exporting Small Business of the Year category.