Business Leadership Awards


The nomination period for 2018 is NOW OPEN:

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma invites nominations from the South Sound community (e.g. Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston and South King Counties) for its 17th Annual Business Leadership Awards.

NOMINATE NOW



Non-Profit Business Leader of the Year - 2017
Bill Lemke, Executive Director, Northwest Furniture Bank

Business Leader of the Year - 2017
John Wiborg, President, Stellar Industrial Supply


The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma and The Tacoma News Tribune are proud to present the 17th Annual Business Leadership Awards program recognizing outstanding business leaders in the South Sound Region. A panel of judges composed of Milgard School of Business faculty, The News Tribune, and Advisory Board members will select winners from the South Puget Sound in the following categories:

Business Leader of the Year

For businesses with 50 or more employees

Small Business Leader of the Year

For businesses with fewer than 50 employees

Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year

For nonprofit businesses


To become a sponsor, contact Trish Zander at trishz@uw.edu