Chamber of Commerce Awards for 2023

Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Lindsay Madison, left, and Emily Matkin Clayton, Communications & Events Coordinator,  at the Chamber dinner on April 20, 2023. Taken from the chamber’s Facebook page.

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 Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce would like to say a special THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in the Chamber Annual Dinner 2023, according to its Facebook page.
Al Niece, Owner, Niece Products of Kansas & The River Room
River Room Events Center Staff, Pat & Cathy Bishop
Brickstreet BBQ , Alex & Carissa Bowman
Fort Scott High School Orchestra, Musicians
Businesses Providing Table Decorations
Live & Silent Auction Donors
Mark Mccoy, Master of Ceremonies
Lance Anderson, Auctioneer
Chamber Board of Directors for their dedication &
time contributed to this event!
Special Congratulations to our Award Winners!

The results are as follows:

Top Decorated Table

State Farm Kale Nelson


2022 Outgoing Chairman of the Board

Katie Casper


Young Professional of the Year

Rachel French
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

The Artificers
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

Destry Brown
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.


Keystone Award

Craig Campbell
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.



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