Local Businesses Recognized by Department of Commerce

Local Businesses Recognized by Department of Commerce

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 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; ReUse It Center, The Village Geek and Piping Technology.

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.”