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Morningstar Care Homes, Pinnacle Technology take home highest honors for Business Appreciation Month

Jun 06, 2019

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Topeka, Kan. – Team Kansas and the Kansas Department of Commerce have announced Morningstar Care Homes of Fredonia as the winner of the Governor’s Award of Excellence, the top award given to a business by the state. The Governor’s Exporter of the Year award was given to Pinnacle Technology, Inc. of Lawrence.

“Congratulations to Morningstar Care Homes and Pinnacle Technology for receiving these high honors,” Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “These companies are the best of the best of the many exceptional businesses our state has to offer. The Department of Commerce is grateful to Team Kansas for the opportunity to help recognize these terrific companies.”

Morningstar Care Homes operates five long-term care homes in the four Kansas communities of Baldwin City, Ottawa, Neodesha and Fredonia with a total capacity of 93 residents. Morningstar specializes in providing memory care services for elders with Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s or who have had strokes. Each boutique care home is located amongst single-family homes rather than in a commercial setting. Through both organic growth and acquisitions, top line revenue has grown at a rate of 43% annually. Morningstar Care Homes was founded by Scott and Linda Schultz in 2011, and currently employs over 100 people.

Pinnacle Technology designs, manufactures and sells laboratory research equipment to the preclinical neuroscience market world-wide. Pinnacle offers a range of turn-key systems for brain research and is committed to developing new tools that simplify measurement, reduce cost and enable new research. In addition, Pinnacle offers a host of supporting products ranging from cages to software analysis suites. Exceptional customer service and forging collaborative relationships with clients is the foundation for Pinnacle’s success.

June is Business Appreciation Month for the state of Kansas. This month represents an annual celebration of Kansas businesses and the contributions made to their communities and the state economy. This year, a total of 94 businesses were honored as part of the Business Appreciation Month program, including 73 Merit Award winners, 19 Regional Business Excellence Award winners, the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award and the Governor’s Award of Excellence. Morningstar and Pinnacle Technology received their awards at the June 4 Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Manhattan.

Photo credits: Larry F. Levenson Photography