Local Businesses Receive Nominations for Chamber Awards

By Jacob Dimond / jake@yelmonline.com
Posted 5/24/22

Over 20 local businesses received notice of their nomination for the 2021 Yelm Chamber of Commerce business awards, which features six different categories.

Award winners will be announced at …

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Local Businesses Receive Nominations for Chamber Awards

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Over 20 local businesses received notice of their nomination for the 2021 Yelm Chamber of Commerce business awards, which features six different categories.

Award winners will be announced at noon on Tuesday, June 14 at the Yelm Community Center.

There are six different award categories for the Yelm Chamber of Commerce business awards.

Each award represents a different aspect of being a pillar or beacon in the Yelm community.

One of the awards featured is the Wagon Wheel Commitment to Community award, which aims to honor a local organization or business that goes above and beyond to give back to its community in an impactful way. Several of the nomination qualifications for the award include community innovation, event creation, and community outreach, according to Line Roy, who is the executive director for the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.

The seven nominees for the 2021 Wagon Wheel Commitment award are America’s Credit Union, BeJoyful Holistics, D Zines, Grocery Outlet, Prairie Park, Uptown Lounge and Yelm Cinemas.

The 2021 winner of the award will join Yelm Prairie Christian Center, Pizzeria la Gitana, and Olympia Federal Savings, who previously received the award.

The Pride of the Prairie award recognizes a local business or organization that has made significant strides toward the “beautification and improvement of their storefront,” according to Roy.

The 2021 nominees include BeJoyful Holistics, the city of Yelm’s Public Works Department, Clearview Exteriors, Masonry Cafe and Catering, Yelm Middle School and PTL Flooring.

This year’s winner will join The Crowe Law Office, Shiplap Shop and Coffee House, and Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity as recipients of the award.

The Nisqually award aims to recognize a local business or organization who “demonstrates a dedication to the environment by implementing practices and policies that are environmentally friendly,” Roy said.

The 2021 nominees for the Nisqually award are BeJoyful Holistics, Bliss Experience, and PTL Flooring.



Past winners of the award include South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity, Bounty for Families, and South Sound Solar.

The Mount Rainier award seeks to recognize a business or organization that has emerged in Yelm within the last five years, and has demonstrated sustainability and success.

The nominees this year include Baines Famous Kettlecorn, BeJoyful Holistics, Funtime Toys and Gifts, Grocery Outlet, Mat Magick, PT2 Excel, and Red Lantern Asian Fusion.

In the past, award recipients included Between Sisters Boutique, 507 Taproom and Filling Station, and Uptown Lounge.

The Legacy Awards honors a local business or organization that is seen as a pillar in the Yelm community, having served the area for at least 20 years. The award also recognizes the businesses for their “success, vitality and longevity,” Roy said.

Key Bank, the Nisqually Valley News, Olympia Federal Savings, Prairie Park, Tim’s Pharmacy and Yelm Cinemas are the 2021 nominees for the award.

Past recipients include H&R Block, Mr. Dougs, and Stewart’s Meat Market.

The final honor of the 2021 Yelm Chamber of Commerce Business awards is the Fay Fuller award, which aims to honor an outstanding leader in a local business or organization.

The nominees for the 2021 Fay Fuller award includes Cody Colt, who is the director of Yelm Public Services; Dan Nicholson, the CEO of D Zines; Joy Hiebert, owner of BeJoyful Holistic; Noah Aden, the general Manager of Yelm Cinemas; and Steele Clayton, the owner of Steele Clayton State Farm and Steele Barrel BBQ Company.

This year’s winner will join past recipients Tad Stillwell, Chrissy Dehan, and Tracie Choate.

Tickets for the chamber awards luncheon can be purchased online at tinyurl.com/5dfjnyjn.

The event will be held at the Yelm Community Center, 301 Second St. SE, in Yelm.

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