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Posted on: June 1, 2010

Kansas Department of Commerce names Business Appreciation Month winners

The Kansas Department of Commerce has named 26 Regional Business Excellence Award winners and 105 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.

Each of the 131 business was nominated in one of four categories: Manufacturing/Distribution, Service, Retail and Hospital/Non-Profit. Five of the 26 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 29 at the Kansas Cavalry Encampment in Hays. The five finalists are:

· Landoll Corporation (Marysville)

· Neosho Memorial Regional Medical (Chanute)

· The Cunningham Courier (Cunningham)

· Frito-Lay (Topeka)

· Walters’ Pumpkin Patch (Burns)

“Kansas businesses are the backbone of our economy and our quality of life,” said Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Bill Thornton. “Business Appreciation Month is our way of thanking these great Kansas businesses for all they do to keep our state strong.”

For more information, visit or contact Public Information Officer Joe Monaco at (785) 296-3760 or

Read the full news release and list of winners.
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