Westside Awards

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.  

Westside Business of the Year – Minimum 3 years in business

Westside Emerging Business – Less then 3 years in business

Westside Not-For-Profit of the Year

Westsider of the Year


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

Stay tuned for details on the 2019 event!