The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 20 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 79 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 McPherson Chamber of Commerce, McPherson Main Street, McPherson Industrial Development Co. and McPherson County Small Business Development partner each year to make nominations for businesses in the four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/non-profit. This year the following were nominated and are awarded the Merit Award; McPherson Concrete Products, McPherson County Feeders, Save ‘N Share and Wendy’s. The five finalists are: B & W Trailer Hitches (Humboldt), Community National Bank & Trust (Chanute), Newell Rubbermaid (Winfield), PTMW, Inc. (Topeka) and S and Y Industries (Winfield).
“It is fantastic that we are able to honor these outstanding businesses,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “Our businesses are job creators and engines of economic growth. Business Appreciation Month is a great way to recognize the tremendous contributions that they make to their communities and to Kansas.”