Each year we recognize a Manhattan business for its lifetime of success and contributions. We call this award the Cornerstone Award and it is the one award in which there aren’t finalists and we announce ahead of the event.
I am thrilled to announce today that the 2023 Cornerstone Award winner is KS StateBank.
KS StateBank has been an important part of the community for over 50 years. They have been at the center of numerous business ventures and community projects and I am thrilled that we will have the opportunity to recognize the bank and the Howe Family for a lifetime of achievement and contribution.
Please join us at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the Manhattan Conference Center as we recognize KS StateBank along with 15 other businesses that have been named finalists for five awards. Please buy your ticket by tomorrow to guarantee a seat. You can register here.
This year’s event is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. The finalists for this year’s awards are:
Business of the Year Award
Briggs Auto Group
Sink Gordon & Associates
Small Business of the Year Award
LABCo Restaurant & Market
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Aaron McKee with Purple Wave
Casey Ebert with MasonWells Day Spa
Doug Barrett with 400 North Creative
Kansas State Athletics|
Red Dirt Race Management (Manhattan Running Company)
SNW Gallery & Custom Frames
Women/Minority Owned Business Award
KO Boxing and Fitness
Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists. We hope to see you there to celebrate the importance of business in Manhattan, Kansas.