Island Honors Awards

It’s Time to Nominate Businesses for the 2019 Awards

Criteria for selection is involvement, participation or contributions to the community, community organizations, 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 categories are

  • Small Business – 1-5 employees
  • Medium Business – 6-25 employees
  • Large Business – 26 or more employees
  • Sustainable Business
  • Non-Profit/Service Organization
  • Citizen of the Year
Winners will selected by an anonymous blind judging process and announced at the Island Honors Banquet on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, January 10, 2020

Download a Nomination Form

2018 Winners


Citizen of the Year: Reed Price

If you are a member of the Bainbridge Island Senior Center you know Reed Price as the man who has 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. We are honored to name him our Citizen of the Year.


Small Business of the Year: Jake’s Pickup

Jake’s Pick-Up located at High School Road Chevron is a different place to get great food. A great supporter of local non-profit groups and a writer of children’s books, Jake is a deserved winner of Small Business of the Year.


Medium Business of the Year: First Federal

First Federal is a local community bank, headquartered in Port Angeles and in business since 1923. A great supporter of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, KiDiMu, BI Art Museum, to name just a few. Congratulations to branch manager Kimbril Moore and his amazing team.


Large Business of the Year: Fairbank Construction Company

An island business for 40 years, Fairbank Construction regularly supports Bainbridge High School for their internships and Spartronics team, and Housing Resource Board.


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 and we at the Chamber are proud to congratulate them on this award.


Non-Profit Business of the Year: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

For more than 80 years, the Historical Museum has been helping island residents, students and visitors from everywhere see and learn about the history of our beautiful island. Over 13,000 visitors a year come through their doors.