If you’ve got a favorite small business in Greenwood or Phinney, now’s the time to help them get a little recognition. The 2009 Mayor’s Small Business Awards is accepting nominations until Sept. 2. The mayor will announce the winners at an awards ceremony at Town Hall on Oct. 13.
The 2009 Awards will honor the diversity and excellence of Seattle’s small businesses, and their contribution to the city’s economic vitality and quality of life. Ten winners will be selected on the basis of excellence in management, entrepreneurial spirit, customer service, and community involvement.
Over the last two decades, the awards program has recognized more than 240 small businesses, many of which have gone on to experience significant growth. Past recipients include such companies as: Starbucks Coffee Company (1984), Uwajimaya (1984), Ezell’s Fried Chicken (1989), the Dilettante (1990); and City People’s Mercantile (1993). Last year’s winners included Arab Film Distribution / Typecast Films; Compendium, Inc.; glassybaby LLC; and Macrina Bakery & Café.
You can download a nomination form here.