The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 24 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 76 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 100 businesses were nominated in one of four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/non-profit. Five of the 24 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 17 at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Wichita. The five finalists are:
• Benefit Management Inc., Great Bend• Galaxy Technologies, Winfield• Geary Community Hospital, Junction City• Grandstand Glassware and Apparel, Lawrence• LifeTeam, Newton
“The businesses honored during Business Appreciation Month have made outstanding contributions to our economy and their communities,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “These businesses are investing and hiring in Kansas and as a result our state is enjoying strong job growth and a vibrant economy.”
For more information, visit KansasCommerce.com/BAM.