Annual Business Awards
Annual Business Awards
Register Today! A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit FareStart.
Presented by Kaiser Permanente
- When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Time: 4:30 - 7 PM
- Location: 415 Westlake
**Special Guest** ANGELA DUNLEAVY-STOWELL, FareStart CEO
Angela was co-founder and CEO of Ethan Stowell Restaurants for 11 years where she oversaw 16 restaurants.
While many people know her for her business accomplishments, Angela has been supporting and leading nonprofit efforts for many years. She sits on the board of the United Way of King County and co-chaired its $40 million 2017-2018 annual fundraising campaign. In 2012, Angela co-founded Eat Run Hope, a 5K and culinary event that benefitted the Fetal Health Foundation. She has also volunteered and raised money for numerous organizations such as Amara, Russell Wilson’s WhyNotYou Foundation, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Pike Place Foundation and other local charities and schools.
In 2013, Angela was named one of Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40". She's also part of their "40 Under 40" Hall of Fame. She and Ethan Stowell received the 2016 Richard Melman Innovator of the Year Award. She has been honored as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Seattle” by Seattle Met Magazine.
We are honored to have her join us this year to celebrate SLU businesses and organizations that make our community great.
Congratulations to our finalists! Winners will be announced live!
SLU Restaurant of the Year: Revel, Serious Pie & Biscuit & Tacos Chukis
SLU Nonprofit of the Year: Bellwether Housing, Mary's Place & WestSide Baby
SLU Small Business of the Year: Downtown Dog Lounge, Glazer's Camera & Verde & Co.
New to SLU Business of the Year: Flatstick Pub, Shake Shack & Wild Ginger
SLU Good Neighbor of the Year: Amazon, Bartell Drugs & UW Medicine
- Half Table Sponsor: 4 registrations, 4 drink tickets, company name on a reserved table and listed in program
- Full Table Sponsor: 8 registrations, 8 drink tickets, company name on a reserved table and listed in program
- Table Swag Sponsor: Full table benefits + logo on all event materials and opportunity to place one marketing item or swag at each seat (approx. 100 guests)
- Booth Sponsor: Table Swag benefits + display booth at event
- Premium Sponsor: Booth benefits + opportunity to present one of the awards on podium
- Presenting Sponsor: Premium benefits + logo on front of podium and "presented by" recognition on all event materials ***NO LONGER AVAILABLE***
*Pricing available at checkout*
*Ticket includes one drink and light bites*
THANK YOU SPONSORS!
Table Swag Sponsor
Full Table Sponsor
Half Table Sponsor
Compass Housing Alliance
Immanuel Community Services
Residence Inn Downtown/Convention Center
Scheer, Holt, Woods & Scisciani LLP
UW Medicine South Lake Union
Woodland Park Zoo
Past Annual Award Winners
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (less than 50 employees) A business that demonstrates an excellent reputation, is a leader in their respective field and is involved in South Lake Union community programs, activities or services.
2017: The Barking Lounge
2015: Nollie's Cafe
2014: Caffe Torino
2013: Athletic Awards
2010: Tutta Bella
2009: City Hardware
2008: Realtime Productions
NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR. Offers outstanding benefit and contributions to the community, providing a much-needed service with measurable outcome of results.
2010: Morningside Academy
2009: Cascade People’s Center
2008: Center for Wooden Boats
NEW TO SLU BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (**New Category in 2015) Recognizing an outstanding business that is new to the South Lake Union neighborhood (within the calendar year) which demonstrates a commitment to community support and growth.
2017: Ba Bar
2015: Flow Fitness
RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR (**New Category in 2015) Awarded to a restaurant in our neighborhood that shows excellence in one or more of the following – exemplary service, exceptional food, substantial growth and community involvement.
2017: Lunchbox Laboratory
2015: Row House Cafe
GOOD NEIGHBOR OF THE YEAR (Formerly Large Business of the Year) A business that demonstrates an excellent reputation, is a leader in their field and is involved in South Lake Union community programs, activities or services.
2016: PEMCO2015: Not Awarded
2013: Fred Hutch
2010: CB Richard Ellis
2009: Seattle BioMed
2008: Vulcan Real Estate
RETIRED CATEGORIES -
RETAILER OF THE YEAR:.Awarded to a retailer in our neighborhood that shows excellence in one or more of the following – exemplary service, exceptional products, substantial growth and community involvement.
2017: Goodwill SLU
2014: Whole Foods - SLU
2012: Seattle Goodwill
2011: Nollie's Café
2010: Flying Fish
2009: Portage Bay Café
2008: Whole Foods
CHANGE MAKER OF THE YEAR (Formerly Volunteer of the Year) An individual who donates time, talent or money to non-work related endeavors that expressly support the spirit and growth of the South Lake Union neighborhood.
2017: Sarah Worley, Amazon
2015: Patty Turnberg, Immanuel Community Services
2014: Dena Lee, Resident, SLU Art Walk
2013: John Carrico, Excellence Health & Fitness
2012: Noelle Smithhart, Vulcan
2011: Tay McCutchan, Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
2010: Dan McGrady, Vulcan
2009: Lloyd Douglas, Cascade Neighorhood
2008: Betsy Davis, Center for Wooden Boats
EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY Goes to an organization that provides products or services that promote the sustainability of our greatest resources – people and planet – while promoting the sustainability of the South Lake Union neighborhood.
2013: Sellen Construction
2010: As You Like It Catering
2008: Goods for the Planet
How are winners selected?
Each year a committee organized by the SLU Chamber nominates six business in five categories. Nominees do not have to be involved with the SLU Chamber. They are chosen based on demonstration of participation in, support of, or good works in/for the community. This can take the form of community events, fundraisers, donations to local causes, advocacy on community issues, community improvement projects, etc. These works must demonstrate that the organization is committed to helping South Lake Union succeed as a community. Organizations that have won in the previous two years cannot be nominated. If you'd like to participate in the Nomination Committee or recommend an organization to be nominated, contact: email@example.com
Nominees are then put out for public vote. Voting is open for several weeks and anyone can vote; however, same day duplicate votes will not be counted. Once voting has closed the top three vote getters in each category become the Finalists and are featured at the event where WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED LIVE!