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2022 Business Excellence Award Categories

 

South Kitsap Business of the Year Award

Purpose: Designed to recognize local businesses’ dedication, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional business achievement and outstanding commitment to our community.

Eligibility:

  • Businesses employing 10 or more fulltime employees.
  • Any Business operating in the Port Orchard/South Kitsap community is eligible to win.
  • Institutional facilities, non-profit organizations, regional offices, and franchisees ARE eligible.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce.  
  • Business must be in operation for a minimum of three successive years. 
  • The business must engage in business activity within the Port Orchard/South Kitsap community.

South Kitsap Non-Profit Service Award
Purpose: 
The South Kitsap Non-Profit Service award is intended to celebrate, reward, and encourage outstanding achievement in the charitable/non-profit sector.
Eligibility:

  • Positively impact the community 
  • Demonstrate exceptional achievements in building the community 
  • Must be a member in good standing with the South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce.  
  • Promote and enhance the quality of life in the South Kitsap Community

South Kitsap Small Business of the Year Award

Purpose: Designed to recognize local businesses’ dedication, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional business achievement and outstanding commitment to our community.

Eligibility: 

  • Businesses employing less than 10 fulltime employees.
  • Must be locally owned and privately held (Institutional facilities, non-profit organizations, regional offices are not eligible.
  • Individually owned/Single and locally operated franchisees are eligible. 
  • Must be a member in good standing with the South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce.
  • Business must be in operation for a minimum of two successive years. 
  • The business must engage in business activity within the Port Orchard/South Kitsap community.

South Kitsap Rising Star Business of the Year Award

Purpose: Designed to recognize local businesses’ dedication, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional business achievement and outstanding commitment to our community.

 

Eligibility: 

  • Businesses employing less than 10 full-time employees.
  • Must be locally owned and privately held  
  • Institutional facilities, non-profit organizations, regional offices of National Brands are NOT eligible.
  • Individually owned and locally operated franchises ARE eligible.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the South Kitsap Chamber of Commerce.  
  • Business must be in operation for no more than three years. 
  • The business must engage in business activity within the Port Orchard/South Kitsap community.