The Renton Chamber of Commerce presented its 2008 Business Excellence Awards on June 4, which included naming chamber board member Roxanne Hanson as its volunteer of the year.
The winners and the finalists are:
• Customer service award: Les Schwab in the Highlands and on Rainier Avenue. The other finalists were Feathered Nest and Oil Can Henry’s.
• Community leadership award: King and Bunnys. The other finalists were Bob Bridge Toyota and Marcie Maxwell, Windermere Realtor.
• Minority-owned business success story award: Common Ground. The other finalists were Vince’s Coffee House and 4th Street Grill.
• Outstanding non-profit award: Renton Salvation Army. The other finalists were King County Sexual Assault Resource Center and Renton Skyway Boys and Girls Club.
• Business excellence award, 1-10 employes: The Renton Printery. The other finalists were John Galluzzo, Farmers Insurance, and the Law offices of Dan Kellogg.
• Business Excellence Award, 10-plus employees: McLendon Hardware. The other finalists were Conner Homes and First Savings Bank Northwest.
Jay Leviton, chairman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, presented the Renton Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award to Roxanne Hanson.
Besides serving as a board member, Hanson is division chair for the Ambassadors Committee. She has dedicated countless hours over the past several years as chairwoman for the chamber’s Total Resource Campaign and Holiday Auction, two of the chamber’s largest and most critical annual fundraising efforts.
The chamber presents its Business Excellence Awards annually to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Renton-area businesses that have distinguished themselves through excellence in service and operations in the eyes of their customers, employees and the community. It received more than 100 nominations.
The winners were nominated by fellow business owners and Renton citizens and chosen by their peers in a ballot sent to all Renton chamber members.