Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber revamps spotlight on business awards, bringing ceremony to recipient’s business

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber annually recognizes local businesses that have set the standard for exemplary business practices at the Spotlight on Business Awards. Beginning in May, the Chamber will unveil a new, innovative awards presentation format.

Through both marketing and social media channels, the Chamber will be elevating the recipients’ exposure to the Tacoma-Pierce County business community and providing a widespread and sustained recognition that extends far beyond a ceremony.

“We recognize the time commitment it takes most businesses to attend an awards ceremony. We brainstormed how to not only make things easier on our members, but to increase value as well,” said Chamber Member Programs Coordinator Jennifer Chernut.  “We took a cue from Publishers Clearinghouse, and were inspired to create a mobile celebration and bring the party to businesses!”

Award recipients will be revealed with a 4’ x 3’ window cling of their logo displayed in Chamber office windows through August, when all the award recipients will be honored at the Chamber’s Summer Celebration at Cheney Stadium.

In addition to the recipients, the Chamber is inviting staff, board members, Chamber Ambassadors, event sponsors, media, and elected officials to celebrate.

The Chamber will be recognizing the following categories:

Small Business (1-25 employees):
- Recognizing entrepreneurs and groups who are willing to make an imprint on the Tacoma-Pierce County business community.

Medium Business (26-50 employees):
- Helping promote and encourage local economic expansion and quality life in Tacoma-Pierce County.

Large Business (51+ employees):
- Supporting small and medium business to expand and maintain a healthy economic future for our region.

Non-Profit Organization:
- Dedicating their time to making a difference to our local community through their mission statement.

Minority-Owned Business:
- Ensuring that Tacoma-Pierce County remains a diverse and vibrant experience for all of those who live, work, and visit.

Veteran-Owned Business:
- Celebrating veteran service members that continue to invest locally by choosing to plant and grow their business in Tacoma-Pierce County.

Business Supporter of the Military presented by Harborstone Credit Union:
- Recognizing companies that choose to support and invest in our military.

Follow the Chamber’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for Spotlight on Business Awards recipient announcement and visit the official event page.

    The 2017 Spotlight on Business Award finalists are:

Children’s Therapy Center
Dell Military
The Doty Group
Fat Dog Creatives
Gallucci’s Catering
Greg Towne Relator
GTM Transformations
Lean Body Lifestyle
Party on the Rocks
Private Practice Transitions
Puget Sound Orthopaedics
SouthSound Talk
Tacoma Public Utilities
Travel Leaders
Veteran Made Apparel


- Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

Photo by Morf Morford

Photo by Morf Morford