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Enprecis Named a Finalist in the Second Annual Executive’s Small Business Awards

Seattle, WA—September 5, 2012King County Executive Dow Constantine – in partnership with award sponsors KeyBank, Microsoft Corporation, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, enterpriseSeattle, and the Small Business Partners for Prosperity – today named 21 finalists in seven categories for the second annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards. Enprecis is a finalist for the Exporting Small Business of the Year.

“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,” said Executive Constantine.

130 nominations were received from 42 Award Partners – chambers of commerce, cities and business organizations across the county. More than 250 representatives from throughout the county are expected to be in attendance when the winners are announced at the awards program on Wednesday morning, October 10, from 7:15 – 9:00 am at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. 

The awards program recognizes small businesses throughout King County that best demonstrate innovation and excellence. The nominees are:  


Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • Easy Street Records  (Seattle)
  • Kenmore Camera  (Kenmore)
  • Trophy Cupcakes and Party  (Seattle - Bellevue)


Minority Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • Firstech LLC  (Kent)
  • General Microsystems, Inc.  (Bellevue)
  • Nesby + Associates  (Renton)


Woman Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • Dynamic Language  (Seattle)
  • Global Resource Group  (Bellevue)
  • Seattle Chocolates  (Tukwila)


Exporting Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • Enprecis  (Seattle)
  • Pacific Metallurgical   (Kent)
  • TransNET Inc.  (Issaquah)


Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • MicroEnergy Credits   (Seattle)
  • New Remodel   (Seattle)
  • Natural and Built Environments  (Kirkland)


Workforce Development Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • Kona Kai Coffee Company  (Kent)
  • Minerva Organics DBA Thrive  (Seattle)
  • Thinkspace  (Redmond)


Rural Small Business of the Year Finalists

  • Jubilee Biodynamic Farm Inc.  (Snoqualmie Agricultural Production District)
  • Mosby Farms   (Upper Green Agricultural Production District)
  • The Root Connection   (Sammamish Agricultural Production District)


Learn more at 


View the full list of finalists as a PDF.





King County provides regional services to nearly two million residents, including more than 250,000 people living in unincorporated areas. Services include Metro transit, public health, wastewater treatment, courts, jails, prosecutors, public defenders, community and social services, the King County International Airport, and local services such as police protection, roads service, and solid waste transfer station and landfill services, plus more than 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, and 175 miles of regional trails. King County is the 14th largest county in the nation by population, and covers 2,134 square miles, 39 cities, 760 lakes and reservoirs, and six major river systems with 3,000 miles of streams.