YouthCare was thrilled to be part of the 2015 Community Impact Awards. YouthCare Executive Director, Melinda Giovengo, accepted our award for Youth Development. We thank Seattle Business magazine and are excited about the work of our fellow honorees!

Seattle Business magazine honored the region’s most influential business and community leaders on October 21, 2015, at the second annual Community Impact Awards. A sold-out crowd of more than 360 guests at the Museum of History and Industry celebrated 26 honorees in categories ranging from sustainability to youth development.

Joni Earl received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding influence on the region as CEO of Sound Transit. The evening concluded with a touching video tribute to the legacy she has built.

The Community Impact Awards received the generous support of presenting sponsor PwC and signature sponsors Alaska Airlines, Dorsey & Whitney and WGU Washington.

The award winners are:

Business of the Year: Small Companies                      

  • WINNER: Pacific Continental Bank
  • SILVER: Windermere Real Estate
  • SILVER: CFO Selections

Business of the Year: Midsize Companies  

  • WINNER: Seattle Sounders FC
  • SILVER: El Gaucho Hospitality

Business of the Year: Large Companies     

  • WINNER: Holland America Line
  • SILVER: Symetra
  • SILVER: The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Nonprofit of the Year                      

  • WINNER: ArtsFund
  • SILVER: Childhaven
  • SILVER: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Sustainability in Business Operations                         

  • WINNER: Canyon Creek Cabinet Company
  • SILVER: Precor Inc.
  • SILVER: Edifecs

Green Products/Services                 

  • WINNER: Itron
  • SILVER: Element 8

Social Entrepreneurship                 

  • WINNER: Second Use
  • SILVER: Community Sourced Capital

Pro Bono Services                            

  • WINNER: Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson

Youth Development                          

  • WINNER: YouthCare
  • SILVER: The First Tee of Greater Seattle
  • SILVER: Juma Ventures

Job Creation and Workforce Development               

  • WINNER: MOD Pizza
  • SILVER: Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound
  • SILVER: Evergreen Beauty College

Lifetime Achievement                     

  • Joni Earl, CEO, Lifetime Achievement
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