Kent company finalist for King County’s Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year

A Kent company is one of the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year finalists as part of the first King County Executive’s Small Business Awards program.

A Kent company is one of the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year finalists as part of the first King County Executive’s Small Business Awards program.

WorldCNG, of Kent, which produces and installs natural gas fueling systems for vehicles, is one of three finalists in the Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year category. The other finalists are Eco Cartridge Store of Kirkland and General Biodiesel of Seattle.

Twenty-one finalists in seven categories were named Monday by King County Executive Dow Constantine – in partnership with award sponsors Microsoft Corp., KeyBank, enterpriseSeattle, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County and the Small Business Partners for Prosperity.

The awards program recognizes small businesses throughout King County that best demonstrate innovation and excellence.

Program officials will announce the winners during a ceremony from 7:15-9 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Meydenabauer Center in Bellevue.

More than 125 nominations were received from 30 Award Partners – chambers of commerce, cities and business organizations across the county.

“My priority is to build prosperity and get people back to work, and small businesses will lead the way as they create the majority of new jobs in our economy,” Constantine said in a county media release. “I am pleased to honor small businesses by recognizing the best of them, and celebrating the entrepreneurs who are achieving excellence and putting people back to work.”

To be eligible for the awards, a small business must have 50 employees or fewer and been in business for at least three years.

For more information and to register for the Oct. 12 award ceremony, go to www.kingcounty.gov/SmallBusinessAwards.

The finalist nominees are:

Small Business of the Year

Lightel Technologies, Inc. (Renton)

Molly Moon Handmade Ice Cream (Seattle)

Trophy Cupcakes and Party (Seattle)

 

Minority Small Business of the Year

Chameleon Technologies, Inc. (Kirkland)

General Microsystems, Inc. (Bellevue)

Triple XXX Rootbeer (Issaquah)

 

Woman Small Business of the Year

JTS Manage Services (Seattle)

Ombrella Inc. (Kirkland)

PRR Inc. (Seattle)

 

Exporting Small Business of the Year

Pascal International (Bellevue)

Paula’s Choice, Inc.  (Renton)

TransNET Inc. (Issaquah)

 

Green/Sustainable Small Business of the Year

Eco Cartridge Store (Kirkland)

General Biodiesel (Seattle)

WorldCNG (Kent)

 

Workforce Development Small Business of the Year

Lin & Associates, Inc.  (Seattle)

Schemata Workshop, Inc.  (Seattle)

Seidelhuber Iron and Bronze Works  (Seattle)

 

Rural Small Business of the Year

Jubilee Biodynamic Farm Inc. (Carnation)

Olympic Nursery  (Woodinville)

Rockridge Orchards & Cidery  (Enumclaw)

 


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