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Seattle Business Magazine Awards Baden Sports

December 08, 2016



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 Businessmagazine.

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:


Heritage/Legacy Award

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


Business Innovation

Gold Award: Baden Sports, Renton


Business Transition

Gold AWARD: Continental Mills, Tukwila


Business Growth

Gold Award: Bellmont Cabinet Company, Sumner

Read more about the Family Business Awards 2016 at


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 Seattlemagazine, Seattle Bride magazine and more than 20 other leading regional magazines. 

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