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Posted on: May 27, 2015

2015 Business Appreciation Month winners announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 23 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 52 Merit Award winners as part of Business Appreciation Month, the Department’s annual celebration of Kansas businesses and their contributions to their communities and the state economy.

The 75 businesses were nominated in one of four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/non-profit. Five of the 23 Regional Business Excellence Award winners have been named finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, the top award given to a business by the state, which will be announced June 25 at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Overland Park. The five finalists are:

• Community National Bank & Trust, Chanute.
• Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, Arkansas City.
• ITC Great Plains, Dodge City.
• LifeTeam, Newton.
• The Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Dodge City.

“The Business Appreciation Month awards provide a great opportunity to honor the many outstanding businesses in our state,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “The finalists, regional winners and merit award winners have helped grow the Kansas economy, create jobs and invest in their communities."

Click the link below to view the complete list of 2015 Business Appreciation Month award winners.

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