The 2014 Community Impact Awards


From job creation to workforce development, from pro bono services to volunteer endeavors, most business enterprises have a beneficial impact on their communities. To recognize such vital influence, Seattle Business solicited nominations for its new Community Impact Awards. To say the inaugural class is impressive is like saying the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl triumph was pedestrian. This first group creates an impressive template that assures a stellar selection of impactful businesses and organizations in the years to come.

Lifetime Achievement              

Paul Allen

Business of the Year: Small Companies               

WINNER: Cedar Grove Composting, Seattle

SILVER: Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream, Seattle

SILVER: Theo Chocolate, Seattle

Business of the Year: Midsize Companies  

WINNER: Sellen Construction Company, Seattle

SILVER: PCC Natural Markets, Seattle

SILVER: Xtreme Consulting Group, Kirkland

Business of the Year: Large Companies   

WINNER: Alaska Air Group, Seattle

SILVER: Microsoft, Redmond

Nonprofit of the Year                      

WINNER (TIE): 501 Commons, Seattle

WINNER (TIE): Seattle CityClub, Seattle

Sustainability in Business Operations                         

WINNER: University of Washington, Seattle

SILVER: Harley Marine Services, Seattle

SILVER: Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

Green Products/Services                 

WINNER: MacDonald-Miller Facilities Solutions, Seattle

SILVER: Itron, Liberty Lake

SILVER: Skanska USA, Seattle

Social Entrepreneurship                 

WINNER: Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery, Seattle

Pro Bono Services                            

WINNER: Arryve, Bellevue

SILVER: Davis Wright Tremaine, Bellevue/Seattle

SILVER: Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle

Youth Development                     

WINNER: Treehouse, Seattle

SILVER: Rainier Scholars, Seattle

Yellow Ribbon                   

WINNER: Boots to Shoes Foundation, Kirkland

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