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The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce 116th Annual Awards Gala


ELLENSBURG, WA – January 19, 2024 - In its 116th year, the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala will be held on March 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m, in the SURC Ballroom at Central Washington University. The tickets will include dinner, award ceremony, silent auction, speeches and more.

After over 900 votes, attendees will also celebrate the Annual Business Award winners. This year’s nominees were:

  • Best New Business: Mini Mercantile, Manastash Media, Brick House Gardens and Nursery, Buddy’s Barkery
  • Best Small Business: Hotel Roslyn, The Jam Shop, The Laundry Center of Ellensburg, All Out Entertainment
  • Best Customer Service: Roslyn Theatre, Claim Clothing, Dru Bru Taproom and Brewery, Black Sheep Home Goods
  • Best Outdoor Recreation/Activity: The Patch at Jensen Farms, Rill Adventure Raft and Gear Rentals, Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, Red’s Fly Shop
  • Restaurant of the Year: Canyon River Grill, Fidelina’s, Swiftwater Cellars, Twin Pines Drive-In
  • Non-Profit of the Year: Cle Elum Roundup Association, Kittitas County Recovery Community Organization, Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust, Ellensburg Community Radio
  • Legacy Business of the Year: Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc, Arnold’s Ranch and Home, Ellensburg Pet Center, Kittitas County Historical Museum
  • Community Impact Award: FISH Community Food Bank, Lael Insurance, Make Music Ellensburg, Roslyn Downtown Association
  • Business of the Year: Brad and Burke, Palace Cafe, Shoemaker Manufacturing, ACX Pacific Northwest Inc.

Tickets for the Annual Awards Gala can be purchased on January 19, 2024 at the Ellensburg Visitor Center, located at 609 N Main Street in Ellensburg or on our website For more information, please contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Director of Events and Programs, Darby Grimes at: or call our office at (509) 925-2002.

About the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce: The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is the largest business support and development organization in Kittitas County, and one of the largest in Central Washington. With over 500 members representing every business sector, the Chamber and its committees oversee county-wide tourism promotion and economic development initiatives and a range of business support tools including publications, web services, seminars and even leadership development for a new generation.