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Business Appreciation Month Reception

June is “Business Appreciation Month” across the State of Kansas.  Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce partnered to nominate outstanding businesses in Cowley County for consideration of the 2018 Kansas Business Appreciation Awards presented by the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Businesses were nominated in one of four categories: Manufacturing/Distribution, Service, Retail, Hospital/Non-Profit .

Consideration for a business to be nominated includes business expansion, successful employee retention and recruitment practices, capital investment in Kansas and support of local activities including education, community events, and economic development and leadership programs.

The following area businesses were nominated and will be honored at a June reception: Cowley CourierTraveler, Emerald Bank, John’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Shindigs Bar and Grill, Steamy Joe Coffee Shop.

The public and business community is invited to attend the reception recognizing our local businesses.  The Business Appreciation Month celebration will be held Thursday, June 7 at Wheat State Wine Co, 23622 Springhill Farm Dr., Winfield.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with award presentation at 5:00 p.m. RSVP is requested by June 4.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and wine and beer available to purchase by the glass.  Contact Cowley First at 442-3094 or 221-9951, or email dfirebaugh@cowleycounty.org if you plan to attend.

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