Issaquah company is finalist for small business honor

September 5, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 3:35 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012

Issaquah-based Trans-NET Inc., a shipping company focused on Far East ports in Russia, is a finalist for a countywide small business honor, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Wednesday.

The company is nominated in the Exporting Small Business of the Year category alongside Seattle-based Enprecis and Kent-based Pacific Metallurgical.

Trans-NET Inc. is the only Issaquah business nominated. In the inaugural awards last year, Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in won Minority Small Business of the Year. Trans-NET Inc. received a nomination in the Exporting Small Business of the Year category last year, too.

“Last year’s awards were a great way to introduce people to our diverse local economy, and this year’s awards will be even better as we showcase how small businesses create jobs in our region,” Constantine said in a statement.

Organizers named named 21 finalists in seven categories for the King County Executive’s Small Business Awards. The competition received 130 nominations.

Organizers plan to announce the winners Oct. 10 at a Meydenbauer Center ceremony.

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