Frank Imhof, founder and president of IMCO General Construction, was named Northwest Business Monthly’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Honoree at the 26th annual Whatcom County Business Person of the Year awards dinner.
The event was at the Inn at Semiahmoo on March 28. Four award recipients and 11 nominees were recognized before an audience of about 400 people.
“Many who run into Frank in meetings or business dealings know him as a no-nonsense guy, exceptionally plain spoken, often gruff and even occasionally outspoken and opinionated—especially on political issues,” said Gerald Baron, a Bellingham businessperson and friend of Imhofs, as he introduced him during the dinner, according to a March 28 press release. “But he matches these opinions with action, with personal commitment, with generous contributions, with whatever help he can give. I have met very few people with the generosity of spirit and tender heart, the capacity for love and loyalty of Frank Imhof.”
Northwest Business Monthly publisher Tony Larson was the dinner’s master of ceremonies. The event was sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank, Larson Gross, Comcast and Dawson Construction.
Awards were also given to Infusion Solutions for Start-up Business of the Year, Chuckanut Bay Foods for Small Business of the Year, and Jeff Kochman of Barkley Co. as Business Person of the Year.