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Westside Awards

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The Westside Awards honor leadership in entrepreneurship, innovation, and community impact, highlighting the achievements and contributions of businesses and individuals within our West Seattle community.

1. Westside Business of the Year – Minimum 3 years in business
2. Westside Emerging Business of the Year – Less than 3 years in business
3. Westside Not for Profit of the Year
4. 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 Award Winners 2024 (1)

A Legacy of Leadership: Past Award Winners

Westside Business of the Year

2024 Alki Beach Academy

2023 Easy Street Records
2022  Circa Grill & Alehouse
Alair Gift Shop
  White Center Glass
2019  Alki Lumber
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  Elliott Bay Brewing Company
2008  Tom's Automotive
2007  Avalon Glassworks

Westside Not for Profit of the Year

2024 A Cleaner Alki

2023 Providence Mount St. Vincent
2022  Neighborhood House
West Seattle Eagles Aerie #2643
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)
 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

2024 Mike Kreiger - Teacher and Coach, Madison Middle School

2023 Claiborne Bell - Distinguished Food Kitchen Rental
2022  Keith Hughes - American Legion Post No. 160, West Seattle Electric & Solar 
Janice Young - Young's Restaurant
Mary Anne DeVry - Westside Interfaith Network (WIN)
Adah Cruzen - Philanthropist
 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

Westside Emerging Business of the Year

2024 Southpaw Barbershop

2023 Papa Tony's Hot Sauce
2022  Highland Park Corner Store
Outer Space Seattle
Row House
Verity Credit Union
 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