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David Obelcz Wins 2019 President's Award from Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

The 84th Annual Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Awards Celebration was held on December 12, 2019, at the Woodmark Hotel, in Kirkland, Washington. David Obelcz, our Principal Consultant, was among the individuals and businesses recognized for their commitment to the Chamber, the community, and the city, receiving the President's Award.

Chosen by the Chamber president, recipients of the President's Award are selected for their outstanding contributions to the growth of the Chamber and the business community while working mainly behind the scenes. "Over the past year, we've become the largest and most active Chamber of Commerce on the Eastside," said Kevin Hansen, 2019 Board President of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. "David has worked diligently supporting the Chamber and our members while promoting the community and the city."

"Today, I am honored and humbled to stand before you and accept this award," David told the audience. "I want to thank the Badon Hill Group family of Barbie, Christi, Jeff, and Lisa, for their hard work. I want to thank all of you for your counsel, support, and trust."

The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce had 547 members at the end of 2019, including EvergreenHealth, Google, GoDaddy, Puget Sound Energy, and Caliber Home Loans. Badon Hill Group, LLC, is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Chamber and will continue to support the growth of the area business community in 2020. David said, "It is cliche, but a rising tide lifts all ships. When we help others be successful, I firmly believe long-term, it will help us be successful. Supporting the Chamber and the business community is in alignment with our core operating principles, that myself and the Badon Hill Group team lives every day."

Badon Hill Group extends congratulations to all of the award winners for 2019:

  • A. Duane Lund Chamber Member of the Year - Gina Brown

  • Charles O. Morgan Business Excellence Award - Lynn's Bistro

  • Merrily Dicks Community Arts & Culture Award - Windemere Real Estate Kirkland

  • Anne J. Owen Community Service Award - Stephanie Dickson

  • William C. Wood Above & Beyond Award - Amy Walen

  • Outstanding Ambassador of the Year Award - Troy Thiel

84th Annual Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Award Winners
Photo credit - Corky Trewin

Badon Hill Group, LLC, based in Washington, is an award-winning marketing agency that focuses on marketing strategy and content creation. The agency superpowers include audience targeting, go-to-market strategy, digital marketing, and video production. Badon Hill Group supports a portfolio of clients, including early-stage startups, the Geek Wire 200, and the Fortune 100, in Washington and California. Visit to learn more.​

The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in the east side metro Seattle area. It has a mission to promote a strong and sustainable community through advocacy, education, and networking opportunities. Visit or call (425) 822-7066 for more information or to inquire about becoming a member.

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