Business nominations sought for county awards

Nominations are now being sought for the second-annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards.

Small business creates two-thirds of the new jobs in the region, and Executive Dow Constantine wants to honor those throughout the county helping economic recovery and getting people back to work by opening the 2012 nominations.

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, and certain business organizations may nominate local firms that meet the criteria. The nomination form can be found online at

Last year’s winners were selected by a panel of judges from local jurisdictions and business organizations.

Carnation’s Jubilee Biodynamic Farm, Inc. was a finalist for the 2011 Rural Small Business of the Year.

“Small business is big business in King County with 26,000 small companies here,” said Workforce Development Council Chief Executive Officer Marléna Sessions.  “They employ thousands more and often grow into larger companies – proving once again the power of small business in expanding King County’s workforce.”


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