Annual Westside Awards Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:30 a.m. 

Presented by Live Oak Audio Visual  Inc. 
Annual Award Generic Each year at the Annual Westside Awards Breakfast, we celebrate the successful business environment and community involvement found in West Seattle.  At this event, we honor three local businesses and one individual who demonstrate results oriented leadership, a cornerstone of a thriving economic region.   Our speaker is Chief of Police, Carmen Best with the Seattle Police Department.  

The winners are:

Westside Business of the Year   -   Minimum of 3 years in business in West Seattle

Alki Lumber

Westside Emerging Business   -   Less than 3 years in business in West Seattle

Verity Credit Union

Westside Not-For-Profit of the Year


Westsider of the Year

Adah Cruzen

Criteria for the awards include: 

  • Nominees will have made a major or visible contribution in the past year that reflects commercial growth and achievement, innovation, creativity or community involvement.
  • Contributes and promotes the economic growth, stability and improvement of West Seattle.
  • Gives generously of themselves and/or staff in time and resources to community activities.
  • Consistently excels in customer service and business conduct.



Westside Business of the Year

2018   Husky Deli 2017   Eldercare Consulting, LLC 2016   C&P Coffee 2015   Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc 2014   General Biodiesel 2013   Ventana Construction 2012   AmericanWest Bank 2011   Salty's 2010   West Seattle Blog 2009   Elliot Bay Brewing Company 2008   Tom's Automotive 2007   Avalon Glassworks

Westside Emerging Business of the Year

2018   Alair Neighborhood Gift Shop 2017   Peel & Press 2016   HomeStreet Bank - West Seattle 2015   Meeples Games 2014   Second Gear Sports 2013   Sozo Wines 2012   The Grove 2011   Mountain to Sound Outfitters


West Seattle Not-for-Profit of the Year

2018   Senior Center of West Seattle 2017   Southwest Youth & Family Services 2016   West Seattle Helpline 2015   Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Log House Museum 2014   West Seattle Food Bank 2013   Nature Consortium 2012   West Seattle Garden Tour 2011   West Seattle Farmers Market

Westsider of the Year

2018   Lora Swift - Association Executive, Business Owner and Community Leader 2017   Maria Groen - Volunteer, Fundraiser and Philanthropist 2016   Dave Montoure - Co-owner West 5, Past Chair WS Chamber of Commerce, Past President Junction Association 2015   James (Jim) Jackson - Founder of Jackson, Morgan & Hunt, West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA Board President 2014   Josh Sutton - West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA, Rotary Club of West Seattle and more 2013   Lauren England – West Seattle Bee Garden 2012   Pete Spalding - WS Food Bank Board, Various Neighborhood and District Councils and more 2011   Rick Jump - White Center Food Bank 2010   Coach Colin Slingsby - Chief Sealth International High School Basketball Coach