Small Business Award calls for nominations
May 28, 2013
Small businesses have to work hard to keep ahead of the big box stores, and King County wants to recognize that.
Small businesses create two-thirds of the new jobs in the county, according to a press release from King County. For the third year in a row, King County Executive Dow Constantine is celebrating small businesses by asking for nominations for the Small Business Awards.
Businesses are eligible for nomination if they operate within King County, have 50 or fewer employees, and have been in business for at least three years. Cities, chambers of commerce, certain business organizations, and small business owners may nominate local firms that meet the criteria. Go to www.kingcounty.gov/smallbusinessawards to fill out the nomination form for your favorite small business. Nominations close July 15.
An average of 125 firms are nominated each year. Three finalist firms are selected in each of seven categories, and winners are announced at a ceremony attended by nearly 250 people from local chambers of commerce, cities and small business organizations.