Nominations will be open for the state’s annual Business Appreciation Month awards until March 30.
The awards serve as a tribute to businesses for their contributions to Kansas and their local communities. The winners will be announced in June in Manhattan during the Kansas Cavalry Encampment. The 2011 winner was Auburn Pharmacy of Garnett.
Nominations are accepted from chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, small business development centers, organizations and individuals. Companies may also nominate themselves.
Regional winners in the manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/non-profit categories will be selected.
They will be judged for business expansion in Kansas, successful employee retention and recruitment practices, employee training/educational programs, capital investment in Kansas; and support of local activities including school activities, community events, economic development and leadership programs.
To submit an online nomination, visit KansasCommerce.com/BAM. For more information, contact the Department’s Krista Mellen at 785-296-7911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.