SEATTLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE HONORS BARTELL DRUGS
AND 11 VISIONARY ENTERPRISES AT THE 2016 FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS
SEATTLE (December 7, 2016) — Bartell Drugs, with a century-long presence in Washington state, was named the 2016 Heritage Award winner at the Family Business Awards presented by Seattle Business magazine at the Westin Seattle. The company, which makes a concerted effort to promote local products in its stores while maintaining a history of family involvement in the business, was among 12 honorees recognized for their outstanding stewardship of closely held enterprises.
“Family businesses such as Bartell’s play an important role in maintaining the strength of our economy while also helping to preserve our heritage,” said Leslie Helm, executive editor of Seattle Business magazine.
Judges selected gold and silver award honorees in eight categories. The awards program was supported by presenting sponsor Cascadia Capital and supporting sponsors Bader Martin, Chase Commercial Banking and Perkins Coie. The 2016 Family Business Awards honorees are:
Bartell Drugs, Seattle
Family Business of the Year, Small Firms
Gold Award: Fitterer’s Inc., Ellensburg
Silver Award: Plemmons Industries, Kent
Silver Award: Morpac Industries, Pacific
Family Business of the Year, Midsize Firms
Gold Award: Decagon Devices, Pullman
Silver Award: State Roofing, Monroe
Silver Award: Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Bellevue
Family Business of the Year, Large Firms
Gold Award: R.D. Merrill Company, Seattle
Silver Award: Peninsula Truck Lines, Federal Way
Gold Award: Baden Sports, Renton
Gold AWARD: Continental Mills, Tukwila
Gold Award: Bellmont Cabinet Company, Sumner
Read more about the Family Business Awards 2016 at seattlebusinessmag.com.
ABOUT SEATTLE BUSINESS: Seattle Business is a monthly magazine read by thousands of business executives across the state. Annual events tied to its editorial coverage include the Executive Excellence Awards, Leaders in Health Care Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Tech Impact Awards, Community Impact Awards and Family Business Awards. Seattle Business is owned by Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Publications, which also publishes Seattle magazine, Seattle Bride magazine and more than 20 other leading regional magazines.
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