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2019 Business Appreciation Awards Announced

2019 BAM WinnersRussell County Economic Development and CVB nominates Russell County businesses each year for the Kansas Department of Commerce's Business Appreciation Month program.

The Kansas Department of Commerce's Business Appreciation Month program has been in place since 1995 and serves as a statewide tribute to Kansas businesses for their contributions to our state.

Businesses are nominated in one of four categories:

  • Service
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing/Distribution
  • Hospital/Non-Profit

This year, five Russell County businesses have received an award of Merit. Official recognition of these businesses was held during the July 1 Russell County Commission meeting with the Kansas Department of Commerce overseeing the award distribution.

The Russell County businesses receiving Merit awards this year are:

  • The Closet Boutique in Russell – Retail Merit Award
  • Driscoll Law Office in Russell – Service Merit Award
  • Heartland Hay in Lucas – Manufacturing/Distribution Merit Award
  • Old 40 Bar and Grill in Dorrance – Retail Merit Award
  • Russell Food Pantry in Russell – Non-Profit Merit Award

Russell County Economic Development and CVB congratulates these Russell County businesses for their contribution to the Russell County business community.

For more information on the Business Appreciation Month awards or future nominees to the program, contact Russell County Economic Development at 785-483-4000 or [email protected]

(Information courtesy Russell County Economic Development and CVB. Pictured: Dan Steffen with the Kansas Department of Commerce, State Representative Troy Waymaster, Russell County Commissioner Aaron Steinert, Russell County Economic Development Boardmember Jim Cross, Russell County Commissioner Don Boxberger, Russell County Eco Devo and CVB Executive Director Janae Talbott, Russell County Commissioner Steve Reinhardt, Kristin Little with US Senator Jerry Moran's office, Cathy Berry with the Russell County Food Pantry, Jerry Driscoll of Driscoll Law Office, Patty Driscoll representing Driscoll Law Office and the Russell County Food Pantry, Old 40 Bar and Grill Owners Kerry Andrews and Chrissy Andrews, and Janet Funk and Mandy Funk with The Closet Boutique.)

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