The finalists for the Fourth Annual Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Business Awards have been named. The annual event is an opportunity to recognize, honor and celebrate outstanding achievement among the Manhattan Business community.
This year’s event is presented by BlueCross/BlueShield of Kansas and is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., September 12 at the Manhattan Conference Center.
For information on reserving a seat, see here.
The Chamber will be presenting six awards at this year’s event. Five of the six awards will have three finalists listed below. A sixth award, the Cornerstone Award sponsored by Sink, Gordon & Associates, recognizes extensive contributions by a local business over a number of years. It serves as the Chamber’s “lifetime achievement award” for a business. That winner will be announced at a later date.
The finalists in the other five categories are:
Business of the Year Award sponsored by Midwest Dream Car Collection
Briggs Auto Group
Sink Gordon & Associates
Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by Hi-Tech Interiors
LABCo Restaurant & Market
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award sponsored by Meritrust Credit Union
Aaron McKee with Purple Wave
Casey Ebert with MasonWells Day Spa
Doug Barrett with 400 North Creative
Tourism Development sponsored by WTC
Kansas State Athletics
Red Dirt Race Management (Manhattan Running Company)
SNW Gallery & Custom Frames
Women/Minority Owned Business Award sponsored by Leiszler Oil
KO Boxing and Fitness
Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists. We look forward to announcing the winners at our September luncheon. We hope to see you there to celebrate the importance of business in Manhattan, Kansas.