January 6

Celebrate SLU 2022

It’s time to recognize some top businesses and organization in South Lake Union.

Every year, the SLU Chamber nominates businesses in five categories to be recognized for their contributions to the community. These contributions range from hosting community events, raising funds for local causes, supporting advocacy on important issues, and volunteerism. Celebrate SLU is all about honoring those who work hard to make South Lake Union thrive.

“The SLU Chamber is thrilled that Celebrate SLU will return to an in-person event for the first time since 2020! This year’s event will be at the Amazon Meeting Center on Thursday, April 27, and will feature music, guest speakers from the community, and so much more. We can’t wait to be together again as a community as we Celebrate SLU and announce the Best of SLU 2022,” said Natalie Dewey-Smith, marketing and engagement manager for the SLU Chamber.

Here are this year’s nominees:

Restaurant of the Year: BaBar, Café Hagen, Mighty-O Donuts

Large Nonprofit of the Year: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Small Nonprofit of the Year: 415 Westlake, Center for Wooden Boats, The Steamer Virginia V Foundation

Small Business of the Year: Flatstick Pub, Flow Fitness, Winston Wachter Fine Art

New to SLU Business of the Year: Astra Hotel, Kathmandu MoMo Cha, Likelihood

Good Neighbor of the Year: Bristol Myers Squibb, NBBJ, & Umpqua Bank

View of Cafe Hagen from the street.
People working out in a gym on a green floor.

You can vote daily until the end of January for the best restaurant, small business, small nonprofit, large nonprofit, good neighbor and “new to SLU” business. One vote per person per day will be counted. Click here to vote, and be sure to follow the SLU Chamber on Instagram for more details about the Celebrate SLU event.

Story by Ethan Chung & photographs courtesy Flow Fitness, The Center for Wooden Boats, & Café Hagen.


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