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November 8, 2019

Farm 12 Event Hall | www.farm12.org

The Puyallup Sumner Chamber announces the Champions of Commerce awards to honor excellence in our local business community.  Winners will be announced at the Champions of Commerce Gala on November 8, 2019.

Nominations for the 2019 Champions of Commerce awards are are now closed. Finalists will be announced the week of October 21, 2019. Awards will be given in the following categories:

FUTURE FRANCHISOR: This company has created a product or service that is valuable and can be duplicated in order to better serve the demands of a larger customer base. The business appeals to investors and appears ready to expand.

COMPANY CULTURE HERO: The buzz in town is this is the place to work. Employees are valued and encouraged to actively participate in the growth and vision of the company. All employees feel appreciated and are provided with the opportunity to grow.

MAGNIFICENT MARKETER: This business knows how to get your attention and presents its message in an impactful manner.

EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS ADVOCATE: This business understands the value of advocacy and supporting business-friendly policies that will remove barriers prohibitive to growing business.

NATIONAL ACCOLADES: Not only is this organization impactful in our community, but it has also captured the attention of a widespread regional or national audience.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATOR: Recognizing that we all play a role in creating a vibrant community, this business knows how to flex its collaborative muscles for the greater good of the community as a whole.

NEWSWORTHY NEWCOMER: This is a newer business (opened in our community within the past two years) that has achieved quick success while generating lots of buzz.

MASTER OF INNOVATION: This business exhibits innovation via its unique approach, technology, product or service it provides to our community.

AREA ICON: Placing Puyallup and Sumner on the map, this business has achieved iconic status while helping to define our community.

OUTSTANDING NON-PROFIT: Recognizing a need in the community, this organization provides a valuable service in an elevated way.

TOP HOPS HANG-OUT: Paying homage to our hops heritage, this hang out is a brew above the rest.

BEST OFFICE OUT OF THE OFFICE: This place is tops for working remotely or holding a business meeting.

SUSTAINABILITY STEWARD: This business leads the way in protecting our valuable natural resources.

CHAMPION OF COMMERCE: This business is an all-around Champion of Commerce and embodies the pioneering spirit of our community.