Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is proud to announce the beginning of Business Appreciation Month by announcing several award winners, including the finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence.
The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Business Appreciation Month program has been in place since 1995 and serves as a statewide tribute to Kansas businesses for their contributions to our state. Individuals and organizations are invited to nominate businesses that contribute jobs and support their local communities.
Businesses are nominated in one of four categories:
One winner in each category is chosen from each of the seven designated regions of the state by a panel of judges from the business and economic development community.
Once regional winners are determined, the judges select the top nominees as the finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, which is the highest award given to a business by the state of Kansas.
Before the judging team makes its final recommendation for the winner of the Governor’s Award of Excellence, the finalists are given a chance to make presentations to the panel of judges. This gives the finalists an opportunity to expand upon the information that was submitted in their nomination.
The following companies are finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence:
The official selection for this award will be announced at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet on June 4 at the Kansas State University Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS.
Alongside the Award of Excellence, the Department of Commerce is announcing awards in the Regional and Merit categories.
The following companies are this year’s Regional Award Winners:
The following companies are this year’s Merit Award Winners:
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