TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber annually recognizes local businesses that have set the standard for exemplary business practices at the Spotlight on Business Awards. This year’s recipients are being recognized the week of October 21-25th.
Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, the Chamber will elevate the recipients’ exposure to the Tacoma-Pierce County business community and provide a widespread and sustained recognition.
In addition to the recipients, the Chamber invites staff, board members, Chamber Ambassadors, event sponsors, and media to join in on the celebration.
Congratulations to this year’s Spotlight on Business Award recipients:
Small Business (1-25 employees) – Theory Real Estate
Theory Real Estate partners with local organizations like the Tacoma Rescue Mission and Habitat for Humanity to help provide housing and basic necessities to low income families in the Puget Sound area. When you buy or sell a home with Theory, you aren’t just completing a business transaction; you’re also helping someone in need.
Medium Business (26-50 employees) – SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express
SEA Black Car creates the best experience they can for their guests offering professional ground transportation to any destination they travel.
Large Business (51+ employees) – Heritage Distilling Co.
Heritage Distilling Co. is expanding their product nationally, while celebrating the heritage of their local community through experiences of innovative programs, so customers become family everywhere.
Non-Profit Organization – Nourish Pierce County
Nourish Pierce County provides nutritious food and support services to people in need of compassion, dignity, and respect. Through their network of seven food banks and two mobile food banks serving eighteen additional sites, they provide food directly to people in need across Pierce County.
Minority-Owned Business – Ace Autobody
Mrs. McKernan, as a female, minority business owner in the auto body repair business, is unusual. Yet Mrs. McKernan demonstrates to anyone considering starting their own business that it can be done, and be profitable, regardless of the normal barriers new business owners encounter.
Veteran-Owned Business – South Sound Productions
Jennifer of South Sound Productions is a Navy Veteran & an Army spouse. She organizes local events to support her community and bring people together. She believes that fun, collective activities create a sense of community, and her motto is “a community together achieves more!”
Business Supporter of the Military – Homes for Heroes, Emerald Real Estate Group
Emerald Real Estate Group is affiliated with the Homes for Heroes program, the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate specialists and local business affiliates; committed to providing easy ways for the heroes of our nation to save on a home, and on everyday home-related purchases.
Tune in to the Chamber’s Facebook and Instagram pages for this year’s Spotlight on Business Awards recognition and visit the official event page for more details.