The Small Business Executive of the Year award recognized the executive of a small business whose leadership and initiative gains success for the company and advances the general interests of local business. The winner is also recognized for being a professional business manager in a way that crates a positive role model.
In 2007, Dick Schlosser, Everett native and owner of Electronic Business Machines, had a lot to celebrate. Since 2002, the 27-year-old company has nearly doubled in sales and number of employees, and recently it received the prestigious Top Deal Achievement award from Canon for outstanding sales of the commercial copier. This year, Dick also commemorated his 25th year as a member of the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to being a successful business leader, Dick puts a high value on giving back to the community. He has been a member of the Everett Rotary Club since 1986 and was instrumental in getting the Career Fair off the ground – nearly 300 local students took part in the fair last spring. He also has chaired the General Advisory Council for Vocational Education for the Mukilteo School District for 10 consecutive years and is a past recipient of its Community Leader of the Year award.