Minority businesses ranked, awarded


Winners of the Minority Business Awards were honored at the Westin Hotel Dec. 5. (Photo courtesy of UW Michael G. Foster School of Business)

The University of Washington Minority Business Awards were announced Dec. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The program, started in 1999, is sponsored by the UW Consulting and Business Development Center of the Michael G. Foster School of Business. The event was co-hosted by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Kalani Packaging Inc. in Everett was named the UW’s Northwest Washington Minority Business of the Year.

HyGen Pharmaceuticals of Redmond won the UW’s Minority Business Owner Rising Star Award.

Several API businesses were included in the top 50 for Washington’s largest minority-owned businesses, ranked by 2012 revenues in the Puget Sound Business Jourrnal. Town & Country Markets in Poulso ($204.9 million) was ranked at No. 5 and Uwajimaya in Seattle ($106.5 million) at No. 6.

Others in the top 50 included Spokane Produce Inc. in Spokane; Edifecs Inc. in Bellevue; Revel Consulting in Kirkland; Inspirage LLC in Bellevue; Greater China Industries Inc. in Bellevue; True Fabrications in Seattle; Society Consulting in Bellevue; Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC in Seattle; Jabez Construction/ST Fabrication in Federal Way; and Compendium Inc. in Seattle; WideNet Consulting Group in Bellevue; Farrow Construction Specialties Inc. in Fife; C2S Technologies in Bellevue; HyGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Redmond; Teleion Consulting LLC in Seattle; Caiman Consulting in Redmond; Schakra Inc. in Redmond; Idea Entity Corp. in Bellevue; Pacific Software Publishing Inc. in Bellevue; Western Safety Products in Seattle; PRR Inc. in Seattle; iFusionIT in Bellevue; and Exeltech Consulting Inc. in Lacey. (end)

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