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Enprecis Wins King County Exporting Small Business of the Year Award


Seattle, WA—October 16, 2012—King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrated the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout the county by presenting the second annual King County Executive's Small Business Awards at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Wednesday. 

“Every day, small business owners work long hours in a fiercely competitive environment to create value for their customers, provide jobs for their employees, give back to their community, and earn a living for their families,” said Executive Constantine to those in attendance. “That’s why it so important to me that we recognize and support the entrepreneurial spirit, the creativity, and the diversity of small businesses throughout our county.” 

At a high-energy, breakfast-hour ceremony, 230 people from local chambers of commerce, cities, and small business organizations watched as winners were announced: 

Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: Easy Street Records | Seattle

Finalist: Kenmore Camera | Kenmore

Finalist: Trophy Cupcakes and Party | Seattle – Bellevue 

Minority Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: General Microsystems Inc. | Bellevue

Finalist: Idea Entity Corporation | Bellevue

Finalist: Nesby Associates | Renton 

Woman Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: Seattle Chocolates | Tukwila 

Finalist: Dynamic Language | Seattle

Finalist: Global Resource Group | Bellevue 

Exporting Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: Enprecis | Seattle

Finalist: Pacific Metallurgical | Kent

Finalist: TransNET Inc. | Issaquah 

Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: MicroEnergy Credits | Seattle

Finalist: Natural and Built Environments | Kirkland

Finalist: Model Remodel | Seattle 

Workforce Development Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: Kona Kai Coffee Company | Kent

Finalist: Thinkspace | Redmond

Finalist: Thrive | Seattle 

Rural Small Business of the Year 

WINNER: The Root Connection | Sammamish APD* 

Finalist: Jubilee Biodynamic Farm Inc. | Snoqualmie APD*

Finalist: Mosby Farms | Upper Green APD*

*Agriculture Production District 

Nominations were made by local jurisdictions and business organizations from July through September, and the 130 King County businesses that were nominated were narrowed down to three finalists in each category before today’s awards ceremony. Businesses had to have 50 employees or less and have been in business for at least three years to qualify for the seven award categories. 

For more information on winners and awards, visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine/BusinessAward.aspx