Business Appreciation Awards nominees sought

The Kansas Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Kansas Business Appreciation Awards, for businesses that have positively affected their communities or the Kansas economy.

Nominations will be accepted in four categories: manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/nonprofit. The top nominees will be invited to the Kansas Cavalry Encampment on June 29, where Gov. Mark Parkinson will name one as the winner of the Governor's Award of Excellence.

The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. April 9. For more information or to submit and online nomination, visit