Mayor's 2004 Small Business Awards Winners Announced
SEATTLE – Every year, ten small businesses in Seattle receive special recognition for their accomplishments through the Mayor’s Small Business Awards.

Honored for excellence in marketing, management, employee relations and community involvement, this year’s winners represent diversity - in services, size, location and strategies for success. To qualify, the business must have no more than 100 employees and gross revenues of less than $10 million.

Since the inception of the awards in 1984, over 200 businesses have won top honors.

“These small business owners are my heros,” said Mayor Greg Nickels. “Small businesses are really the economic engines that feed our economy, nourish our neighborhoods and provide the unique flavor that makes Seattle such a great place to live.”

The nine judges involved in this year’s awards included small business owners, previous awards winners and representatives of community development organizations. After a confidential review of 47 nominations and three rounds of deliberation, they selected this year’s winners, who were honored at a special reception at Town Hall this week.

SignOn: a Sign Language Interpreting Resource LLC
Karen Carlson, CFO
Laurie Reinhardt, COO, Video Relay Services
Beth Schoenberg, COO, Community Interpreting
Voice: 206-632-7100
TTY: 206-632-7200

SignOn is the Northwest's premiere resource for sign language interpreting, specialized interpreting services (tactile, close visual, oral, legal, mental health, medical) and video interpreting. They provide the highest quality service in order to ensure communication between Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and Hearing people.  The company has served the greater Seattle area since 1997, and has recently expanded to a second office in Portland, Oregon.

Beth Schoenberg receiving the Award

Part of SignOn's Staff with the Mayor