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December 28, 2017 Comments Off on GSBA Announces 37th Annual Business & Humanitarian Award Winners Views: 467 *Resist. Protest. Obstruct. Inform., Business News, Capitol Hill News, Community, Community Events, Community News, Gay News, GSBA, News, Seattle News, Washington State News

GSBA Announces 37th Annual Business & Humanitarian Award Winners

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The Greater Seattle Business Association announced the recipients for their 37th annual Business & Humanitarian Awards to be presented in a gala event on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to give the opening remarks at the event. Tickets may be purchased here for this major community event.

The most familiar name to the general public, being honored: beloved Seattle performer and hostess, community leader and program supervisor at Seattle Counseling Services, ALEKSA MANILA will be presented with the “Community Leader of the Year Award”. 

More info and list of all winners and the runners up for this year’s awards:

The GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards honor businesses and business leaders who are successful, exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership and invest time and resources into their community.

We flourish as a community. We value our local and independent businesses, support our nonprofits, and come together to recognize, value, and celebrate the strength we have when we all work together. Together We Rise.

 

The Business & Humanitarian Awards recipients are…
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Precision Garage Door Service
Kevin Spratt & Kurt Sarchet, Owners
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Peter Shalit MD
Peter Shalit MD & Associates
NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Diverse City LLC
Cheryl Ingram, Owner
CORPORATE LEADER
OF THE YEAR
René Neidhart
General Manager,
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR
Aleksa Manila
Program Supervisor,
Seattle Counseling Service

GREEN/SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Fremont Brewing
Sara Nelson, Owner

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
Planned Parenthood of
the Great Northwest and
the Hawaiian Islands
Christine Charbonneau, CEO
SPECIAL RECOGNITION:
VOICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE

Bob Ferguson
Washington State Attorney General

THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD

To be announced during the awards dinner!

And, the other finalists in each category:

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Marination, Roz Edison, Co-owner
TomBoy X, Fran Dunaway, Founder & CEO

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Kate Beck, Mortgage Consultant, HomeStreet Bank
Dani Cone, Owner, Cone & Steiner General
Michael Scott, Attorney, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson P.S

NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Aluel Cellars, Alex Oh and Samuel Hilbert, Owners
House of Ruff, CJ Tomlinson and Crystal Jacobson, Owners
The Riveter, Amy Nelson, CEO
Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery – Seattle/Queen Anne, Bill Wolfe and Andrew Held, Owners

CORPORATE LEADER OF THE YEAR
James Hing, Category Manager, Global Sourcing and Supplier Relations – Supplier Diversity, Starbucks Coffee Company
Shaunta Hyde, Managing Director, Community Relations, Alaska Airlines

COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR
Monisha Harrell, Equal Rights Washington, Chair
Seth Kirby, Oasis Youth Center, Executive Director

GREEN/SUSTAINABLE LEADER OF THE YEAR
InterChange Media Art Productions, Jenny Ting and Michelle Gomes, Co-Owners
Soaring Heart Natural Beds, Michael Schaefer, President

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR
Ethnic Coalitions of the Chambers of Commerce, Martha Lee, President
Gender Justice League, Danni Askini, Executive Director
Q Youth Resources, Maggie Rich, President

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