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December 10

Best of SLU

The Chamber of Commerce’s yearly awards are now open for voting.

Each year since 2008, the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce has recognized businesses and organizations that demonstrate strong efforts in building a successful community in the neighborhood. These businesses and organizations are chosen based on participation in and support of good works in and for the community. This ranges from events, fundraisers, donations to local causes, advocacy on community issues, community improvement projects, and more.

As the neighborhood has grown, so too has the Best of SLU—it has added categories over the years and has seen a rise in voter participation. Congratulations to the below nominees:

SLU Restaurant of the Year: Cuoco, Homegrown, Li’l Woody’s, Maslow’s by FareStart, Portage Bay, & Tutta Bella

SLU Nonprofit of the Year: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, The Center for Wooden Boats, Emerald City Music, Fred Hutch, MOHAI, & Seattle Children’s Research Institute

SLU Small Business of the Year: 415 Westlake, BANG, Downtown Dog Lounge, MadArt, South Lake Union Dentist Office, The Collective

New to SLU Business of the Year: Barry’s Bootcamp, District H, Jack’s BBQ, Just Food For Dogs, Sitka, Thomas St. Warehouse

SLU Good Neighbor of the Year: Amazon, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, PEMCO, Sellen, & Vulcan, Inc.

Voting is open until January 1, 2020 and anyone can vote, however, same-day duplicate votes will not be counted. Once voting has closed the top three vote getters in each category become finalists and will be featured at the Chamber’s annual awards event.

Head to the Chamber website to cast your vote and to view past winners.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs courtesy SLU Chamber of Commerce.


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