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Posted on: May 25, 2016

2016 Business Appreciation Month Winners Announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce announces 26 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 63 Merit Award winners as part of the 2016 Business Appreciation Month. The Commerce Department uses the month of June for its annual celebration of Kansas businesses and the contributions made to their communities and the state economy.

“Business Appreciation Month gives the Commerce Department the opportunity to show its support, recognition and gratitude for the businesses who work hard to excel in the state of Kansas,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “The 89 businesses that have been selected as winners of the 2016 Business Appreciation Month represent the dedication of Kansas workers, the resounding infrastructure that these businesses are built on and the level of support created by the state of Kansas, for every type of business.”

The businesses were nominated in one of four categories:

• Manufacturing/Distribution
• Service
• Retail
• Hospital/Non-Profit

Five of the 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. The Governor’s Award of Excellence winner will be announced on June 22, 2016 at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Topeka. The five finalists are:

• CivicPlus
• Cunningham Telephone & Cable
• KanOkla Networks
• RedGuard
• Roto-Mix, LLC

All of the 89 winners are as follows:

FINALISTS
CivicPlus
Cunningham Telephone & Cable
KanOkla Networks
RedGuard
Roto-Mix, LLC

REGIONAL WINNERS
Atchison Hospital
Big I Bail Bonds LLC
Bosselman Energy Inc. of Kansas
Carter's LLC dba Thrifty King
Crossland Construction Companies
Custom Storefronts, Inc.
EGEBiodiesel (Emergent Green Energy)
Flinthills Services
Guest Home Estates VII
High Plains Music Fest, Inc.
KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services
MGP Ingredients, Inc.
Mid American Credit Union
New Age Industrial Corporation, Inc.
Newell-Rubbermaid
Original Bread dba Panera Bread
Peerless Products, Inc.
Port Library
Rooks County Holdings, LLC
Sandra's Quick Stop
Wheat State Telephone

MERIT AWARD WINNERS
Adams Lumber & HomeStore
ADI, Inc.
Advanced Call Center Technologies
AesthetiCare of Lawrence
AnswerPro Limited
Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn
Bluestem Quarry & Stoneworks
Boaldin Electric & Refrigeration Inc.
Boot Hill Antiques
Coach Light
Container Services, Inc.
Crisis Center, Inc.
Digital Evolution Group
Edible Arrangements
El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy
Family Features
Favre Gun Sales
First Assembly of God
GBT
Grandma's Soda Shop
Griffith Payments
Hair Designs by Kim & Maryssa
HalfPrinceBanners.com, Inc.
Heartland Seating, Inc.
Hiawatha Allied Community Enrichment Society
Hilary's Eat Well
Home Rental Services
J & B Contractors
Jade Millwrights, Inc.
Kansas Kollection
Kansas Property Place
KARE Pharmacy
Key Staffing
Land O Lakes - Purina
Lawrence Schools Foundation
Lucas Publishing Company
Luciano's Restaurant
Maloans Bar & Grill
Millard Lumber Company
Mobrant Incorporated
MRH Insurance Group, Inc.
Netsmart Technologies
Patriots Bank
RG Fiber
Rod's Tire and Service
Rooks County Trailer Sales
Rush County Historical Society
Russell County Area Community Foundation
Schmidt Jewelers, Inc.
Smith Center Housing Authority
Stock Exchange Bank
Stockyard Restaurant
Talk of the Town Events and Floral
Tallgrass Brewing Company
The Animal Hospital
The Quilted Sunflower
The Shepherd's Mill
Total Addiction/Java Junkies
Truity Federal Credit Union
United Bank & Trust
Walnut Valley Packing LLC
Wilco Veterinary Clinic
Woelk's Diamond Jewelry/Espresso/Kitchen Vault

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