Bainbridge Island celebrates Google eCity Award

Bainbridge Island's online presence has long been known.

Not only does the island have a notable number of local businesses, but islanders have become accustomed to reviewing local services online.

This Friday, Bainbridge will be named the 2013 eCity of Washington by Google.

Google's eCity Awards recognizes one city in each state for being leaders in local e-commerce.

The award dubs the digital capitals of America by recognizing the strongest online business communities.

Bainbridge Island and other eCity Award recipients are commended for embracing the Web to find new customers, to connect with existing clients and to fuel their local economies.

Google will recognize the city of Bainbridge Island and its modern businesses by hosting a community celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at Bon Bon Candies.

Attending the celebration will be Congressman Derek Kilmer, Google's Darcy Nothnagle, Mayor Steve Bonkowski and Lisa Dunlap, the owner of Bon Bon. Local partners include the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association.

Bon Bon Candies is located at 230 Winslow Way E.

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