Life in the Little Apple
Annual Meeting

Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce 90th Annual Meeting and Banquet 

The 90th Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce was held on February 20th at the Manhattan Conference Center.  Our membership came together to celebrate an anniversary for the Chamber by setting an attendance milestone: Over 600 guests in attendance for the evening!

Chairman of the Board for 2014, Terry Harts, celebrated the many successes of the past year by recognizing the Chamber’s volunteer leadership including retiring Board members: Andrea Grier, Neal Farmer, Patrick Lee, Bruce McMillan, Ward Morgan and Tanna Thompson.  The following outgoing Committee Chairs were also acknowledged: Randall Anderes, Nathan Bergman, Genae Denver, Mark Hatesohl, Patrick Lee, Kelly Loub, Larie Schoap, and Brad Waller.

Throughout the evening guests were entertained by videos featuring Chamber Board Members, Committee Chairs and Staff.  

This year in addition to the announcement and recognition of our Lud Fiser Citizen of the Year Award and Volunteer Award presentations, a special recognition was made to rename the Volunteer of the Year Award to the C. Clyde Jones Volunteer of the Year Award commemorating the hard work, dedication and volunteerism of C. Clyde Jones to both the Chamber and City of Manhattan.

Dan Yunk
was named the 2014 Lud Fiser Citizen of the Year.  This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding and repeated contributions to the progress of our community over several years.

Mark Knackendoffel
received the 2014 C. Clyde Jones Volunteer of the Year award for his outstanding commitment to the Chamber of Commerce and Manhattan Community. This award originated in 1990 to express appreciation for the hard work and dedication given by a Chamber of Commerce member.

The Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors who made the evening a success:

Platinum Sponsor:

BHS Construction, Inc. 
Presents the Manhattan Chamber's 90th Annual Meeting and Banquet


Bronze Sponsors

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Copper Sponsors

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Gold Table Sponsors

  • Action Pact Design
  • Arthur-Green, LLP
  • Bartlett & West, Inc. 
  • Bayer Construction Co.        
  • BG Consultants
  • Central National Bank  
  • Commerce Bank - Manhattan
  • Corvias Military Living
  • Flint Hills Job Corps Center        
  • Florence Manufacturing
  • Hi-Tech Interiors, Inc. 
  • INTRUST Bank
  • The Kansas Farm Bureau
  • KS StateBank
  • K-State College of Business Administration
  • KSU President's Office
  • Landmark National Bank
  • Manhattan Area Technical College        
  • Mercy Regional Health Center
  • Realty Executives Weis Real Estate Co.   
  • Scott Rice Office Works
  • SMH Consultants
  • The Trust Company   
  • Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University
  • Westar Energy    

Silver Table Sponsors  

  • Aggieville Business Association
  • BA designs, LLC
  • Blue Valley Tele-Communications / Networks Plus
  • Bluemont Hotel   
  • Blueville Nursery, Inc.           
  • Carpet Cleanse
  • Chiropractic Family Health Center
  • The Daily Union
  • Directorate of Morale, Welfare & Recreation
  • ESB Financial        
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center   
  • Four Points by Sheraton        
  • Greater Manhattan Community Foundation 
  • Hy-Vee            
  • Kansas State University Foundation
  • KBS Constructors, Inc.    
  • LSB Bank        
  • Manhattan Surgical Hospital        
  • Merry Maids        
  • New Boston Creative Group
  • Olsson Associates
  • The Phone Connection Voice Networks        
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation
  • Rockhill Real Estate Group
  • Schultz Construction, Inc
  • ServiceMaster Restore                       
  • Short Stop
  • Sink, Gordon & Associates LLP Public Accountants
  • Stoneybrook Retirement Community & Assisted Living
  • UMB Bank
  • Varney & Associates, CPA
  • Weddle & Sons, Inc.
  • Wildcat Property Management


Laura Anderson