Aljoya named Mercer Island 2018 Business of the Year

January 14, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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At its January 9th membership luncheon, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce named Aljoya Mercer Island, a local senior living community, as its 2018 Business of the Year award recipient.

Every year, the award recipient is selected from a pool of nominees by a committee of Chamber of Commerce representatives. Nominees for this year’s award included Aljoya, Au Courant, Caruccio’s, the French American School of Puget Sound, King Insurance, and S.R. Schill & Associates.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurie Givan delivered the following statement in regard to Aljoya’s contributions to the Mercer Island community:

The recipient of the 2018 Business of the Year Award is Aljoya. The staff and residents at Aljoya have built a community within the walls of their facility and they have contributed to the community of Mercer Island in ways that we should all be grateful. Aljoya brings people, organizations and businesses together through personal connection. Aljoya has been involved with and supporters of the Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services, MI Sister City Association, MI Opera Guild, the Lion’s Club, St. Monica Catholic Church, Sole Mates, Mercer Island Preschool Association, Hopelink, Girl Scouts, MI Arts Council, Mercer Island Blood Drives, and many other organizations, businesses and events. They continually open their doors to organizations as hosts for fundraisers, educational, cultural, community events and more. The leadership and the residents at Aljoya are very involved in contributing to the Mercer Island community both at events in their facility and out around Mercer Island.  Their mission is to respect and honor older adults by enhancing the quality of their lives. The involvement Aljoya has with so many organizations on the island engages their residents with Mercer Island and allows them to not only be a part of the community but to add value to it. We are very happy to honor Aljoya with this 2018 Business of the Year award.

Marla Becker and Larry Almo of Aljoya received the award and are pictured above with Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laurie Givan.

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Feature image courtesy Aljoya Mercer Island