The 2023 AWARD RECIPIENTS were presented by
THE FORT SCOTT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE at the annual awards dinner on April 20, at the River Room Event Center.
The results are as follows:
Top Decorated Table
State Farm Kale Nelson
2022 Outgoing Chairman of the Board
Young Professional of the Year
Given to a professional 45 years old or younger who personifies
the traits desired in a “great” business person.
Agri-Business of the Year
The Lavender Patch Farm
Given to the agri-business that has contributed to the overall economy and benefits the Fort Scott area community.
New Business of the Year
Given to a business at least 3 years new to the community which exemplifies the business practices for which all businesses strive.
Business Person of the Year
Given to a professional who personifies all the traits desired in a “great” business person: a dedication to their business, their community, and their family and friends.
Small Business of the Year
Perry’s Pork Rinds
Given to the business with 25 or less employees and $3 million or less in annual revenues that continually expands, improves and benefits the Fort Scott area through its achievements and accomplishments.
Large Business of the Year
Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc.
Given to the business that continually expands, improves, and benefits the Fort Scott area through its achievements and accomplishments.
Honors a person/couple who has continually been a source of support to his or her community. The keystone is that wedge-shaped piece at the crown of an arch that locks the other pieces into place. Said another way; it is something on which associated things depend for support. This is the true meaning of giving of one’s talents and time at the highest level to make our community a better place.