Attention Chamber Members & Blast Readers! 

It's time for nominations for our yearly award winners. The nominating process is open to Chamber members and the general public.

Review the categories below and reply back to us via email with your nominees.

Please add a few sentences explaining why you've nominated them . Your comments will be reviewed, and voted upon by the Chamber's Board of Directors to decide the winners.

Businesses and organizations that are Chamber members, as well as individuals who are affiliated (employees or volunteers) with those Chamber members are eligible for nomination. Yes, you can nominate yourself!
Please note : the prior year's winners are not eligible for the same category this year. Please feel free to nominate one or more per category.

Have a question, or are not sure who is eligible for nomination? Contact the Chamber of Commerce office (360-376-2273.) 

Here is the history of our Award Winners ( click here )
We need your nominees submitted no later than:
Monday, October 14 at 12 noon! 
Email your nominations to
Community Service Award
We honor a Chamber member (individual, business or organization) who makes contributions to the community a priority. They give their time and service back to Orcas Island in a way that benefits the community. 

Last year's winner:
2018: Chris Brems (volunteer)

Environmental Excellence Award
This award recognizes a Chamber member (individual, business or organization) that utilizes environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices in its day-to-day operations. They go that extra step to make sure their operations are compatible with our beautiful environment.

Last year's winner:
2018: Rain Shadow Consulting, LLC

"Island Friendly Spirit" Award for Customer Service
We honor a Chamber member (individual, business or organization) who makes customer service and the 'customer experience' a priority. Good customer service is the lifeblood of any business; it is all about bringing customers back, and about sending them away happy. These nominees do all of this, and more. To visitors and fellow islanders, these Chamber members make commerce on Orcas Island a positive, memorable experience. 

Last year's winner:
2018: Regan Vaughn (Rosario Resort)

Business Innovation Award.
This award recognizes a Chamber member (individual, business or organization) who took a chance on a new idea or concept in the marketplace. They realized that to stand out in today's world a bit of marketing wizardry is needed. Whether it's traditional media, new media, or something entirely unique, these nominees took action and brought attention to their business or organization in a noteworthy fashion.

Last year's winners:
2018: Fiona & Eddie Stone (Orcas Adventures)
2018: Orcas Island Film Festival

Please send us your nominations to .

Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Thursday, October 24, 2019, Rosario Resort