Kanza receives Merit Award

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The Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC) announced the beginning of Business Appreciation Month by announcing several award winners, including the finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence.

The KDOC’s Business Appreciation Month program has been in place since 1995 and serves as a statewide tribute to Kansas businesses for their contributions to the state. Individuals and organizations are invited to nominate businesses that contribute jobs and support their local communities.

Businesses are nominated in one of four categories: Service, Retail, Manufacturing/Distribution, and Hospital/Non-Profit.

One winner in each category is chosen from each of the seven designated regions of the state by a panel of judges from the business and economic development community.

Once regional winners are determined, the judges select the top nominees as the finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, which is the highest award given to a business by the state of Kansas.

Finalists for the Governor’s Award of Excellence were Leeway Franks of Lawrence; Mi Rancho Tequila of Kansas City; Morningstar Care Homes of Fredonia; and ColdPoint Logistics of Edgerton, KS

Alongside the Award of Excellence, the Department of Commerce announced awards in the Regional and Merit categories.

Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center was among multiple Kansas businesses to be named a Merit Award Winner.

There were also multiple businesses being named Regional Award Winners.

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