Business Awards

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August 3, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate business!  The finalists are:

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award celebrates the entrepreneur who has led the way for their business. The nominee will demonstrate true entrepreneurial spirit through the creation of a new business locally, despite the risks involved. The entrepreneur will be noted for the creativity of the new product or service being offered as well as the demonstration of sound business practices.

Manhattan Brewing Company;  Adam Krebsbach, Garrett Paulman, and Jake Voegeli

Thera-Pie; Tiffany Oppelt

Weddle and Sons; Eric, Allyn and Tim Weddle

The Tourism Development Award is presented to a business that has made a significant contribution to the tourism industry in the area. This business has created a new, innovative product, policy, service or event to promote and enhance tourism in the local community.

Midwest Dream Car Museum

Whoville

Wildwood Adventures

The Women/Minority Owned Business Award recognizes diverse business leaders and decision-makers across all industries who have a proven track record of excellence in advocating for others within their communities and workplaces throughout the local community.

G. Thomas Jewelers; Bobbi French

Loving Arms Enterprises Childcare and Preschool; LaFarris Risby

Steve's Floral; Jan Miller   

The Small Business of the Year Award honors a small business within the Manhattan community that exemplifies both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category.

Arthur Green

Borck Brothers

Prairiewood Preserve

The Cornerstone Award honors a business that exemplifies what being a “solid pillar of the community” is all about. It is given to a local business that has demonstrated growth in sales, employees and/or services since its origination. Additionally, it will be evident of active participation in the business community and their impact on the local community with association involvement as well as community volunteering.

We will also be inducting Bockers II Catering and WalMart into our Legacy Circle.  Legacy Circle recognizes and celebrates Chamber members who have been with the Chamber for 50 years!

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Business Awards 2020


Watch the 2020 recorded presentation.

The Business Awards celebrate our community successes and honors members.

The Manhattan Area Chamber is proud to recognize the successes and outstanding achievements of our members in five categories: Cornerstone, Small Business of the Year, Women/Minority Owned Business of the Year, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Tourism Development.

Award Winners

The Manhattan Chamber recognized the following:

  • The Entrepreneurial Spirit Award celebrates the entrepreneur who has led the way for their business. The nominee will demonstrate true entrepreneurial spirit through the creation of a new business locally, despite the risks involved. The entrepreneur will be noted for the creativity of the new product or service being offered as well as the demonstration of sound business practices. The 2020 recipient is Mr. K’s Cafe & Bar.
  • The Tourism Development Award is presented to a business that has made a significant contribution to the tourism industry in the area. This business has created a new, innovative product, policy, service or event to promote and enhance tourism in the local community. The 2020 recipient is Colbert Hills.
  • The Women/Minority Owned Business Award recognizes diverse business leaders and decision-makers across all industries who have a proven track record of excellence in advocating for others within their communities and workplaces throughout the local community. The 2020 recipient is Leizler Oil.
  • The Small Business of the Year Award honors a small business within the Manhattan community that exemplifies both business and civic leadership. Community involvement, management practices and overall financial performance are the primary criteria for this category. The 2020 recipient is 502.
  • The Cornerstone Award honors a business that exemplifies what being a “solid pillar of the community” is all about. It is given to a local business that has demonstrated growth in sales, employees and/or services since its origination. Additionally, it will be evident of active participation in the business community and their impact on the local community with association involvement as well as community volunteering. The 2020 recipient isBHS Construction.

Scott Sieben Receiving the Entrepreneurial Sprit Award

Colbert Hills Receives Tourism Development Award

Leizler Oil Receives the Women/Minority Owned Business Award502 Receiving the Small Business of the Year Award

BHS Construction Receiving Cornerstone Award

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Proudly Sponsored by:

ESB

        Architect OneHITECH Interiors, Inc.     

     

WTCSink, Gordon & Associates LLP - Public Accountants

                                   Midwest Dream Car Collection - Presented by Ward and Brenda Morgan     


Gold Table Sponsors

Borck Brothers

Cox Communications

Manko Windows

Silver Table Sponsors

BHS Construction 

Central National Bank

Commerce Bank

Interim Health Care