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Posted on: May 28, 2013

2013 Business Appreciation Month winners announced

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 99 businesses were nominated in one of four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/non-profit. Five of the 20 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 11 at the Team Kansas/Kansas Cavalry Awards Banquet in Emporia. The five finalists are:

• B&W Trailer Hitches (Humboldt)
• Community National Bank & Trust (Chanute)
• Newell Rubbermaid (Winfield)
• PTMW, Inc. (Topeka)
• 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.”

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