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Annual Business Awards

Send Us Your Nominations for the 2017 Business Awards!


Anyone can submit nominations for the following categories:

  • Non-profit/Service Organization of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year (1-5 full-time or contract employees)
  • Medium Business of the Year (6-25 full-time or contract employees)
  • Large Business of the Year (26 or more full-time or contract employees)
  • Citizen of the Year (Must live in the City of Bainbridge Island)
  • Sustainable Business of the Year

Nominees for all categories except Citizen of the Year must be current members in good standing with the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.

A committee of respected business owners, community leaders, and knowledgeable volunteers will be the judges.

Criteria for selection will be involvement, participation, or contributions to the community, community organizations, or the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.

The same business cannot win two years in a row.

Please complete the nomination form and submit to the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce by Friday, January 12, 2017.

Winners will be announced at the Annual Awards & Installation Banquet on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Previous Honorees

2016 Business Awards

  • Citizen of the Year – Dick Strom
  • Chairman’s Choice Award – Marina Cofer-Wildsmith
  • Nonprofit of the Year – Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
  • Small Business of the Year – Bon Bon Candies
  • Medium Business of the Year – Eagle Harbor Book Company
  • Large Business of the Year – Suquamish Clearwater Casino
  • Sustainable Business of the Year – Harbour Public House

2015 Business Awards

  • Citizen of the Year – Tom McCloskey
  • Nonprofit of the Year – Bainbridge Youth Services
  • Small Business of the Year – Bainbridge Vineyards
  • Medium Business of the Year – Modern Collision Rebuild & Service
  • Large Business of the Year – Bainbridge Disposal
  • Sustainable Business of the Year – YES! Magazine

2014 Business Awards

  • Citizen of the Year – Diane Landry
  • Chairman’s Choice Award – B.I. Metro Park & Recreation District
  • Nonprofit of the Year – Housing Resources Bainbridge
  • Small Business of the Year – OfficeXpats
  • Medium Business of the Year – Bainbridge Island Brewing Company
  • Large Business of the Year – PHC Construction
  • Sustainable Business of the Year – Coates Design Architects

2013 Business Awards

  • Citizen of the Year – Debbi Lester
  • Chairman’s Choice Award – Larry Nakata
  • Nonprofit of the Year – Bainbridge Public Library
  • Small Business of the Year – Bainbridge Organic Distillers
  • Medium Business of the Year – The Beach House at Pleasant Beach
  • Large Business of the Year – Sage
  • Sustainable Business of the Year – Davis Studio Architecture & Design

2012 Business Awards

  • Citizen of the Year – Jim Chapel
  • Chairman’s Choice Award – Akio Suyematsu
  • Nonprofit of the Year – Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island
  • Small Business of the Year – Shirvan Rug Gallery
  • Medium Business of the Year – Paper Products
  • Large Business of the Year – Town and Country Market
  • Sustainable Business of the Year – Asani/Grow Community

Business Persons of the Year

  • 2011 – John Koval & Kit Hutchin, Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
  • 2010 – JoAnn & Gerard Bentryn, Bainbridge Island Vineyards & Winery
  • 2009 – Steve & Becky Mikami, Bainbridge Island Ace Hardware
  • 2008 – CeAnn Parker & Howard Block, Bay Hay & Feed
  • 2007 – Larry Nakata, Town & Country Market, Inc.
  • 2006 – Steve & Debbie Hill, Hill Moving Services
  • 2005 – John Eisenhauer, Mercury Online Solutions
  • 2004 – Michael & Alexa Rosenthal, Island Fitness
  • 2003 – Carolyn & Charlie Frame, CFA Northwest Mortgage Professionals
  • 2002 – Lee & Marianne Jorgenson, San Carlos Restaurant