**Update!** We Won! Your favorite ice cream shops are the King County Executive's Small Business of the Year!!
You heard that right... your very own Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream has been named as a finalist in the King County Executive’s Small Business of the Year category of the first annual Executive’s Small Business Awards Program!
To celebrate the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout King County, Executive Dow Constantine is hosting the first annual King County Executive's Small Business Awards Program on Oct. 12, 2011. Awards will be presented in seven categories recognizing the performance of small businesses in King County.
Molly Moon’s is built on the foundation of community, and we are truly honored by this recognition. We are really proud of the work we’ve done this year by creating jobs, participating in our local, sustainable economy, and championing social justice for our employees and the neighborhoods our shops are nestled in. It feels great to be able to achieve all of this while having fun and serving Seattle’s favorite dessert!
Did you know that in the first quarter of 2010, the Washington State Employment Security Department reported King County had 79,022 firms of which 75,646 had 50 or fewer employees? The challenges to running a small business are infinite and often daunting, but the collective contributions of small businesses are vital to the county's economy. On behalf of all small businesses throughout the county, this special award will be given to the small business that best exemplifies the tenacity, perspicacity, and audacity it takes to successfully operate a small business.
The three selected finalists for each category have been invited to attend the event during which the winners will be announced and presented with the awards. Wish us luck!