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Posted on: June 1, 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

The full list of the 89 winners is available on the Department of Commerce website at KansasCommerce.biz.

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