Third annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards recognizes local manufacturer in Small Business of the Year category
Seattle, WA September 6, 2013 – Magnum Print Solutions, the Seattle based business and largest toner manufacturer in the Northwest, has been named as one of three finalists for the Small Business of the Year Award by King County Executive, Dow Constantine. The Small Business Awards recognize the achievements and accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County which are vital to the economy and job creation in the region; over 95% of the businesses in King County have 50 or fewer employees.
Nominees for the Small Business of the Year award were selected based on their application responses. The application weighted statements made by the nominees in several categories. How the nominated business has impacted employment, including employee related issues such as training programs offered, benefits provided and employee turnover rates. Unique approaches used in providing products and services; whether the nominee uses green vendors, offers specialty items and how the nominee differentiates itself from competitors. What the nominees approach is to customer service - how the business retains and recruits customers.
In the selection process all of the applicants’ responses were reviewed and tallied and the three finalists determined. The Small Business of the Year Award is given to the small business that best exemplifies the tenacity, perspicacity, and audacity it takes to successfully operate a small business.
The two other finalists for the Small Business of the Year category include Keeney’s Office Supply (Redmond) and POP! Gourmet Popcorn Company (Kent.) The Awards ceremony honoring all 21 finalists in 7 categories will be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue on Wednesday September 25, at 7:15 a.m.
Ellen Gengler, Magnum Print Solutions firstname.lastname@example.org 206.624.7715 ext 720
ABOUT THE 2013 KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
Over 200 small business owners and supporters of small business from across the County are expected at the awards program. The event, emceed by Pat Cashman, will celebrate the success of small business with a continental breakfast and recognition of this year’s winners. http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine/BusinessAward.aspx
ABOUT MAGNUM PRINT SOLUTIONS
Magnum Print Solutions is a manufacturer, wholesale distributor and direct supplier of Magnum brand toner cartridges nationally and internationally. Magnum also provides onsite supplies management, office machine sales and service for businesses in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012 Magnum was named one of 50 Green Companies in Washington State and received a Governor’s Award in recognition of their efforts to recruit, hire and promote individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment. In 2009 and 2010, Magnum was named one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in Washington State. In 2011, Magnum was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 fastest growing companies across the country.