Five Pacific County firms received "Business of the Year" awards for 2006 at a ceremony in Raymond last month.
The occasion was the Pacific County Economic Development Council's 2007 Annual Reception.
"Each merchant group picked a business using their own criteria," said PCEDC Business Liaison Karen Tully.
The winners were The Pacific County Press weekly newspaper of South Bend;
Port Bistro Restaurant of Ilwaco; The Ocean Park Resort; G. Borchard & Associates, of Long Beach, an environmental and public planning consulting firm; and Merrill Photography, of Tokeland.
Small businesses represent 94 percent of the firms operating in Pacific county.