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The GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards honor businesses and business leaders who are successful, exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership, and invest time and resources into their community.

Our Recipients

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New Business of the Year

Business of

the Year

Nonprofit of

the Year


Jeanette  &  Lyz  Macias , Owners  


Eli Allison, Owner


GreenRubino, Partner


Michael Byun, Executive Director

Community Leader of the Year


Chancellor, University of Washington - Tacoma

Corporate Leader of the Year


Board Chair's Award


Special Recognition

Voice of Social Justice


Sustaining Community


Egan Orion, Chef Tamara Murphy, Linda Di Lello Morton, Marina Grey, Damian Ronda, Sharon Alexander, Alexa Halling, Alex Alatorre, Laurie Goff, Charmaine Slye  

Sustaining Community


Feed the People, That Brown Girl Cooks & Communion, Guerilla Pizza Kitchen, Hood Famous Bakeshop, and Sugar Hill

Our Finalists

New Business of the Year


Owner Greggory & Alison Holcomb, Jesse Elliot, & Lisa Tomilson

SimonePin Productions

Owners Shadae Simone & Annya Pintak

AdraBoo LLC

Owner Adra Boo


Owners Kristi Brown & Damon Brown

Business Leader of the Year

Danielle Hulton

Co-owner, Ada's Technical Books & Café and Fuel Coffee

Donna Moodie

Owner, Marjorie

Business of the Year

Lilith Tattoo

Owner Jude Le Tronik

The Lumber Yard Bar

Owners Nathan Adams & Michale Adams- Farrar

Nonprofit of the Year

Spectrum Center Spokane

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart

Executive Director Everett Maroon

Community Leader of the Year

J. Manny Santiago

Executive Director, Washington State LGBTQ Commission

Jaimee Marsh

Executive Director, FEEST Seattle

About us

Established in 1981, GSBA is Washington State's LGBTQ+ and allied chamber of commerce and is the largest of its kind in North America. The chamber represents over 1,300 small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace. GSBA proudly serves as a connector across the region, bringing communities together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business. GSBA also promotes LGBTQ+ tourism through Travel Out Seattle, advocates for small businesses in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood through the Capitol Hill Business Alliance (CHBA), and invests in the next generation of LGBTQ+ and allied leaders through the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund.

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