2016 Business Appreciation Month Winners Announced

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Kansas Department of Commerce announces 26 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 63 Merit Award winners as part of the 2016 Business Appreciation Month. The Commerce Department uses the month of June for its annual celebration of Kansas businesses and the contributions made to their communities and the state economy.

“Business Appreciation Month gives the Commerce Department the opportunity to show its support, recognition and gratitude for the businesses who work hard to excel in the state of Kansas,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “The 89 businesses that have been selected as winners of the 2016 Business Appreciation Month represent the dedication of Kansas workers, the resounding infrastructure that these businesses are built on and the level of support created by the state of Kansas, for every type of business.”

The businesses were nominated in one of four categories:

• Manufacturing/Distribution
• Service 
• Retail 
• Hospital/Non-Profit

Five of the 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. The Governor’s Award of Excellence winner will be announced on June 22, 2016 at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet in Topeka. The five finalists are:

• CivicPlus
• Cunningham Telephone & Cable
• KanOkla Networks
• RedGuard
• Roto-Mix, LLC

All of the 89 winners are as follows:


Cunningham Telephone & Cable 
KanOkla Networks 
Roto-Mix, LLC


Atchison Hospital 

Big I Bail Bonds LLC 
Bosselman Energy Inc. of Kansas 
Carter's LLC dba Thrifty King 
Crossland Construction Companies 
Custom Storefronts, Inc. 
EGEBiodiesel (Emergent Green Energy) 
Flinthills Services 
Guest Home Estates VII 
High Plains Music Fest, Inc. 
KCAS Bioanalytical & Biomarker Services 
MGP Ingredients, Inc. 
Mid American Credit Union 
New Age Industrial Corporation, Inc. 
Original Bread dba Panera Bread 
Peerless Products, Inc. 
Port Library 
Rooks County Holdings, LLC 
Sandra's Quick Stop 
Wheat State Telephone


Adams Lumber & HomeStore 
ADI, Inc. 
Advanced Call Center Technologies 
AesthetiCare of Lawrence 
AnswerPro Limited 
Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn 
Bluestem Quarry & Stoneworks 
Boaldin Electric & Refrigeration Inc. 
Boot Hill Antiques 
Coach Light 
Container Services, Inc. 
Crisis Center, Inc. 
Digital Evolution Group 
Edible Arrangements 
El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy 
Family Features 
Favre Gun Sales 
First Assembly of God 
Grandma's Soda Shop 
Griffith Payments 
Hair Designs by Kim & Maryssa 
HalfPrinceBanners.com, Inc. 
Heartland Seating, Inc. 
Hiawatha Allied Community Enrichment Society 
Hilary's Eat Well 
Home Rental Services 
J & B Contractors 
Jade Millwrights, Inc. 
Kansas Kollection
Kansas Property Place 
KARE Pharmacy 
Key Staffing
Land O Lakes - Purina
Lawrence Schools Foundation
Lucas Publishing Company 
Luciano's Restaurant
Maloans Bar & Grill 
Millard Lumber Company 
Mobrant Incorporated 
MRH Insurance Group, Inc. 
Netsmart Technologies 
Patriots Bank
RG Fiber 
Rod's Tire and Service 
Rooks County Trailer Sales
Rush County Historical Society 
Russell County Area Community Foundation
Schmidt Jewelers, Inc. 
Smith Center Housing Authority 
Stock Exchange Bank 
Stockyard Restaurant 
Talk of the Town Events and Floral 
Tallgrass Brewing Company 
The Animal Hospital 
The Quilted Sunflower 
The Shepherd's Mill 
Total Addiction/Java Junkies
Truity Federal Credit Union
United Bank & Trust 
Walnut Valley Packing LLC
Wilco Veterinary Clinic
Woelk's Diamond Jewelry/Espresso/Kitchen Vault

Read this article at kansascommerce.com.