Submitted by Lacey South Sound Chamber

On February 2, 2022 the Lacey South Sound Chamber will be celebrating and recognizing local businesses and organizations for their achievements, community contributions, and milestones at their annual Business Awards luncheon.  Seven awards will be given out at the Indian Summer Golf & Country Club starting at 11:30 a.m.

The Chamber and Indian Summer Golf & Country Club are working closely together to make sure that CDC guidelines and health and safety measures are followed so everyone can feel comfortable and safe during the ceremony.  Tables and guests will be limited, masks are required when not eating, there will be sanitizers on site, and social distancing measures will be in place.

“The business community has been through a lot during this pandemic and we think it is more important than ever to show appreciation and recognition of that.” Said Blake Knoblauch, Executive Director.  “We are committed to following the CDC’s guidelines so everyone can feel safe and celebrated.”

Two new awards will be given out this year, the Got Grit Award and the Legacy Award.  The Got Grit Award recognizes an area non-profit organization, government agency, business, or academic institution who in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has had to pivot and innovate their practices, adapt to change in their industry, and has shown resiliency and the Legacy Award Honors a business that has been open for over 20 years and serves as a cornerstone to the Lacey Community and other businesses within it. This business has been a leader in industry standards and has had the foresight and commitment to be a pioneer, bringing the rest of the business community along with them.  The Lacey South Sound Chamber and the City of Lacey have partnered together to give out the Legacy Award and an updated version of the Entrepreneur Award.

“The City of Lacey has a long-standing tradition of creating and cultivating a business-friendly community. We are excited to partner with them in recognizing employers that have been a pillar of our economy for many many years and in recognizing the ones who are continuing to build and expand the business community.” Said Knoblauch.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Time: Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and program begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Location: Indian Summer Golf & Country Club, 5900 Troon Lane SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Cost: $35 pre-registration for Chamber Members/$40 for non-members and anyone at the door

Awards and Nominees

Think Chamber First Award

  • Olympic Transmission
  • PC Technologies
  • S. Bank Home Mortgage

Community Service Award

  • All Kids Win
  • American Cancer Society
  • North Thurston Education Foundation

Got Grit Award

  • Lacey MakerSpace
  • Linnea’s A Unique Boutique
  • Sandstone Distillery

Armed Forces Champion Award

  • Ed Kunkel Real Estate
  • Stewart Ridgeway, CPA, Retired
  • Steadman Properties

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Enlightenment Home Care
  • Lacey Bin Wash
  • Thrive Nutrition

Legacy Award

  • B&R Flooring America
  • Capital Development Center
  • Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs, and Day Spa

Business of the Year

  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • Dirty Dave’s Pizza Parlor
  • PrimeLending

About The Lacey South Sound Chamber

The Lacey South Sound Chamber represents over 350 local businesses and strives to strengthen the local economy and serve as the voice of business in community affairs. The Chamber staff and Board of Directors are dedicated to promoting and supporting every business sector in the South Sound communities and are committed to providing services geared toward a healthy growth in Thurston County. The mission of the Lacey South Sound Chamber is to actively represent business to shape a vibrant community where free enterprise thrives.

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