Topeka Chamber Names Small Businesses Of The Year

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TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)-- Several Topeka small businesses were recognized Tuesday afternoon for their efforts in the community.

The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual small business luncheon from the Washburn University Memorial Union.

The ten business nominees were judged on growth, creativity, and their contributions to the community.

Three local businesses and one non-profit organization were awarded by GO Topeka Economic Partnership's Entrepreneurial and Minority Business (EMBD) and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.

The 2014 Winners are:

Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction: 4 All Humanity, a Topeka based Fair Trade apparel line offering women's wear from artisans around the world.

Non-profit Award of Distinction: KTWU, the PBS outlet for North East Kansas, covering from the Nebraska border to Oklahoma and into Missouri currently has 7 national projects in various stages of distribution.

Minority and Women Business of Distinction: Key Staffing was founded in by Patti Bossert in 1989 also has branch offices in Sioux Falls South Dakota and expanding into Manhattan Kansas.

Capital City Business of Distinction: McCrite Plaza began in 1977 and is the only family owned and operated "full continuum care community" in the Topeka area.

Sponsors of the Small Business Awards Luncheon include:
Gold Sponsor-Envista Credit Union
Media Sponsor-WIBW Channels
Silver Sponsors-Blue Cross BlueShield of Kansas, Capitol Federal

Posted by Greg Palmer