EDITOR’S NOTESouth King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. 

This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Business Awards.

The Seattle Southside Business Awards are Southwest King County’s celebration and recognition of the outstanding businesses, nonprofits, and individuals that make Southwest King County a thriving place for both business and residents.

Awards include:

  • Public Servant of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Educator of the Year
  • Nonprofit of the Year
  • Best Place to Work
  • New Business of the Year

All members of the public are invited to nominate a business, nonprofit, or individual that is a member in good standing of the Chamber.

“We are delighted to once again honor businesses and leaders that go above and beyond to make Southwest King County THE place to work, live, and play,” said Seattle Southside President and CEO, Annie McGrath. “We hope you will join us in celebrating and showcasing the Seattle Southside by nominating your favorite businesses and leaders today.”

Deadline to Nominate is Oct. 20

Nominations are open now through Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 and can be submitted by electronic form here:


2023 Seattle Southside Business Award winners will be announced at the Seattle Southside Chamber’s Annual Business Awards Gala on Nov. 17, 2023 at The Cove Community Club in Normandy Park.

This year’s theme is “Night Among the Stars” and the event will serve as a fundraiser for the Chamber’s 501 c 3 Success Foundation.

Event details and registration can be found here.

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong and equitable economic environment.

More info here: https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com

About the Success Foundation

Founded in 2017, the Success Foundation promotes and improves the economic development opportunities of the region by participating in education, workforce, and community engagement and development projects and research.

More info here: https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/success

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