B&W Finalist for Governor's Award of Excellence

B&W Finalist for Governor's Award of Excellence


    America’s 2013 Business Appreciation Month winners announced. Twenty Regional Business Excellence winners, 79 Merit Award winners honored.


    The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 20 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 79 Merit Award winners as part of Business Appreciation Month, the Department’s annual celebration of Kansas businesses and their contributions to their communities and the state economy.


    The 99 businesses were nominated in one of four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/non-profit. Five of the 20 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 – which will be announced June 11 at the Team Kansas/Kansas Cavalry Awards Banquet in Emporia. The five finalists are:


    • B&W Trailer Hitches (Humboldt)
    • Community National Bank & Trust (Chanute)
    • Newell Rubbermaid (Winfield)
    • PTMW, Inc. (Topeka)
    • S and Y Industries (Winfield)
    “It is fantastic that we are able to honor these outstanding businesses,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “Our businesses are job creators and engines of economic growth. Business Appreciation Month is a great way to recognize the tremendous contributions that they make to their communities and to Kansas.”

    Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Business expansion in Kansas
    • Successful employee retention and recruitment practices
    • Employee training/educational programs
    • Capital investment in Kansas
    • Support of local activities including school activities, community events, economic development and leadership programs
    For more information, visit KansasCommerce.com/BAM