Nominations for the 2022 Bainbridge Business Awards are not yet open…
Criteria for selection is based on:
- Business success and reputation, impact, engagement with, and contributions to our community and/or the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce.
- Businesses or organizations must be members in good standing with the Bainbridge Island Chamber.
- Citizen of the Year must live in the City of Bainbridge Island, but need not be a Chamber member.
The 2022 Award Categories will include:
- Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees)
- Medium Business of the Year (11-100 employees)
- Large Business of the Year (100+ employees)
- Sustainable Business of the Year
- Nonprofit Organization of the Year
- Community-spirited Business or Organization of the Year
- New Business of the Year
- Businessperson of the Year
- Citizen of the Year
Nominees will selected by MVP-style voting amongst Chamber Members on an anonymous basis.
Winners will be selected by the Chamber Board via a blind judging process and announced at the Bainbridge Business Awards Show in January 2023.
The nomination process is scheduled to open in October 2022.
In addition, the 2022 Bainbridge Business Awards Show will also feature three additional winners selected by our valued community partners:
10.Lodging Business of the Year (partnership with Lodging & Hospitality Association)
11. Tourism Business of the Year (partnership with Visit Bainbridge Island)
12. Winslow Business of the Year (partnership with Downtown Association)
Current Winners Circle:
Citizen of the Year: Reed Price
If you are, or just know, a member of the Bainbridge Island Senior Center you will know Reed Price as the man who has expertly helped guide the center as it embarks on an independent journey for the first time in 30 years. With a dedicated crew behind him, he has captained the nonprofit into a new era of resources, activities, and support for the island’s senior community.
Small Business of the Year: Jake’s Pickup
Jake’s Pick-Up (located inside the Hungry Bear Market at the Chevron Station on High School Road ) is innovation personified – this new iconic business has created a new, different kind of place to get great food to eat in or take out on the road. In additionl to innovation Jake is also a great supporter of local nonprofit groups and a writer of children’s books.
Medium Business of the Year: First Federal
First Federal is a long-standing community bank, headquartered in Port Angeles and in business locally since 1923. Led by Branch Manager Kimbril Moore, First Fed is a great supporter of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, KiDiMu, and BIMA, to name just a few.
Large Business of the Year: Fairbank Construction Company
An island business for 40 years, the work of Fairbank Construction can been all across Bainbridge, and the company regularly supports Housing Resources Bainbridge, offers internships to Bainbridge High School students, and sponsors the BHS Spartronics team.
Sustainable Business of the Year: Grounds for Change
A fair trade and certified coffee supplier, a member of 1% For the Planet, and a supporter of many environmental organizations, Grounds for Change is a true Sustainable Business in every sense of the word.
Non-Profit Business of the Year: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum
For more than 80 years, the Historical Museum has been helping more than 13,000 island residents, students and visitors from everywhere see and learn about the history of our beautiful island.