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Governor's Awards for Business Excellence

Nominations Now Open!

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The Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence are presented each year to recognize outstanding Kansas businesses and their contributions to our state.

The Kansas Department of Commerce solicits nominations from the Kansas business and economic development communities for companies who exhibit excellence across a variety of categories including employee engagement and retention, engagement in leadership and economic development programs, community involvement and continued investment in the state of Kansas.

All nominations are reviewed and scored by a committee of businesses and economic development professionals from across the state.

The following awards are presented as part of the Governor’s Awards for Business Excellence:

  • Business of the Year Award
  • Outstanding New Business Award
  • Outstanding Veteran-owned Business Award
  • Family Friendly Business Award

Regional award winners will also be selected and recognized in each of the following categories:

  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Business Services
  • Healthcare & Non-profit
  • Retail

2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence Recipient
Morningstar Care Homes
Commerce Secretary David Toland presents the 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence to Morningstar Care Homes.

Fredonia, Kansas


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