Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Pierce Transit among Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber business award nominees

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has announced the finalists for the 2014 Spotlight! On Business Awards.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has announced the finalists for the 2014 Spotlight! On Business Awards.

The annual honorific recognizes Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber member businesses that have set the standard for exemplary business practices in seven categories: small business (1-25 employees); medium business (26-50 employees); large business (51+ employees); non-profit organization; minority-owned business; veteran-owned business; and supporter of the military (sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union).

The field of finalists was narrowed down to 35 from a list of 70 nominees.

The recipients of the 2014 Spotlight! On Business Awards will be announced during a luncheon ceremony on Weds., Sept. 24, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., at Hotel Murano, located at 1320 Broadway Plaza, in downtown Tacoma. Event sponsors include Business Health Trust, TAPCO Credit Union, Harborstone Credit Union, Harry & David, Clear Channel Outdoor, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. Register for the event online at tacomachamber.org.

The 2014 Spotlight! On Business Awards finalists include:

Small Business (1-25 Employees)
AlphaGraphics Tacoma
Great Promotions! – Scott Larsen
Patricia & Co.
Power Crews
Rapport Benefits Group
Sir Speedy Printing & Marketing
Stewart and Son Computer Services, LLC
Summit Strength & Conditioning
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Weinman Consulting Services LLC

Medium Business (26-50 Employees)
Kel-Tech Plastics, Inc.
Panagiotu Pension Advisors
Targa Sound Terminal
The Villas-Union Park

Large Business (51+ Employees)
Burkhart Dental Supply
Cascade Eye and Skin Centers, P.C.
Clear Channel Outdoor
Clearwater Casino Resort
Clover Park Technical College
Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown
Harry & David
HomeStreet Bank
Nisqually Red Wind Casino
Pacific Continental Bank
Weatherly Inn

Non-Profit Organization
American Cancer Society
Boots to Shoes Foundation
FISH Food Banks of Pierce County
MultiCare Health System
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Tacoma Youth Marine Center
The Salvation Army-Tacoma

Minority-Owned Business
Clearwater Casino Resort
Power Crews
Riandi Photography

Veteran-Owned Business
Sperry Ocean Dock
Stewart and Son Computer Services, LLC

Supporter of the Military Award
Boots to Shoes Foundation
Kel-Tech Plastics, Inc.
Nisqually Red Wind Casino
Pierce Transit
Summit Strength & Conditioning

Previous Spotlight! On Business Awards recipients include:

Small Business Award
2013 – South Sound Magazine
2012 – Commencement Bank
2011 – Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante
2010 – Tacoma Rainiers

Medium Business Award
2013 – Eisenhower Carlson PLLC
2012 – Shea Carr Jewell
2011 – SiteCrafting
2010 – Adriatic Grill Italian Cuisine & Wine Bar

Large Business Award
2013 – Hotel Murano
2012 – Print NW
2011 – Tacoma Screw Products
2010 – Mountain Construction

Non-Profit Organization Award
2013 – Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity
2012 – Cascade Regional Blood Services
2011 – CenterForce
2010 – Tacoma Community House

Minority- Owned Business Award
2013 – Burkhart Dental Supply
2012 – Creative Forces, LLC
2011 – Celebrity Cake Studio
2010 – Lile Moving & Storage

Veteran-Owned Business Award
2013 – Summit Strength & Conditioning
2012 – West Business Concepts, Inc.
2011 – Home Makeovers Made Simple
2010 – mynetworkcompany.com

Business Supporter of the Military Award
2013 – Geico Insurance, Rick Stevens
2012 – Harborstone Credit Union
2011 – America’s Credit Union

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