TOPEKA (WIBW) – Topeka's McCrite Plaza is one of a dozen nominees for Small Business of Distinction from the Chamber of Commerce.
McCrite Plaza has grown as a family business since June McCrite Moser helped her clientele with senior services back in the 1960s. Her son, Pat, was a Washburn football player and art major with no definite plans for his life, until he decided he wanted to do what his mother did.
The facility, near 37th and Burlingame, is a far cry from the home on Buchanan where June ran her facility, serving meals and doing laundry for the seniors there. The multi-building complex is glorious, with its landscaping and fountains. More than 225 people call McCrite home.
Pat and Judy McCrite put their 5 children to work in various jobs in the early days of the operation (without paying them too much!) And Pat hopes the lessons of running McCrite Plaza will stay with them, as they think about the roles they will play in this successful family business.
The McCrites are one of 12 nominees for Small Business of Distinction, to be handed out May 13th in Chamber ceremonies at Washburn's Memorial Union.