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Evia Named King County Executive's Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
REDMOND, WA (September 21, 2017) – Evia, a leading provider of live streaming and virtual solutions for the professional event industry, was named the winner of the Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year at the King County Executive's Small Business Awards held on September 21st at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The Awards honored winners in seven categories. Evia joins the six other category winners chosen from among 28 finalists and hundreds of nominees.
"It is such an honor to win this award," said Hilary Laney, President and Owner of Evia. "I am proud to lead a team of innovative, talented and ambitious people, and I always appreciate the opportunity for them to be represented in a positive light. I am also excited to see King County recognize the value in women-owned businesses within the region. It helps break barriers and hopefully inspires other women to pursue their aspirations."
The event was hosted by King County Executive Dow Constantine. According to Constantine, "The challenges of establishing and opening a business are daunting, and success requires dedication, innovation and resourcefulness. These inventive and hard-working entrepreneurs offer a vision of what is possible to the next generation of business owners."
The awards ceremony was emceed by Patranya Bhoolsuwan of KIRO TV news. Seahawks' drumline, Blue Thunder, provided a raucous kickoff to the morning's festivities, which were attended by finalist companies and elected officials from across King County. There are more than 71,000 small businesses in King County, and the State of Washington has the 14th highest percentage of woman-owned businesses in the United States at 29%. A complete list of winners and finalists can be found at www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/initiatives/small-business-awards.aspx.
Evia, located in Redmond, Washington, enables users and clients to capture, edit, stream and share valuable event content, maximizing their investment in live events and allowing them to engage broader audiences. We bring the human touch to technology with a diverse team of seasoned professionals that is "always on" to create community through content. Started as Tri-Digital in 1993 by three guys in a basement who shared an idea and a passion, Evia now has more than 35 employees and offers a full range of virtual event solutions for clients such as Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Tableau.