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Chamber Announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD, LLP have announced the finalists for their 2017 Small Business of the Year Award. Based upon evidence of successful operations, as well as significant contributions to the community, the following businesses have been recognized as finalists for the award: 

Pro X Realty

 Riggs Chiropractic
Sweet Designs Cakery 

“Our Small Business of the Year Award provides an opportunity to highlight three outstanding small businesses in the Pittsburg area each year,” said Devin Gorman, Pittsburg Area Chamber vice president of operations. “These highly visible, successful businesses are outstanding supporters of our community and each one is deserving of this distinction.” 

The finalists were selected by a nomination review committee, and interviews will be conducted with each of the finalists. The winner of the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Banquet on May 25.


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Chamber Foundation Announces 2017 Leadership Crawford County Class

Dr. Shane Kannarr, Board Chairman of the Pittsburg Area Chamber Foundation, has announced the 2017 class of Leadership Crawford County. Now in its 36th year, the Leadership Crawford County program was established to provide participants with an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges facing our area. The group will spend the next five months delving into several issues facing Southeast Kansas, including education, health care, housing and economic development.

“The Chamber Foundation applauds these individuals for their time and commitment,” said Kannarr. “It’s our hope they will then take this experience, and the newly formed relationships the program encourages, and use them to make our area even stronger.”

Those named to the 2017 Leadership Crawford County class include:
•Whitnie Anderson, Community National Bank
•Bart Arnett, Crossland Construction
•TJ Barnow, Pitsco Education
•Lori Clark, Arvest Bank
•Daniel Creitz, Wheeler & Mitchelson
•Jitka Durman, Community National Bank
•Abbie Fern, Pitsco Education
•Walter Emmons, Colton’s Steakhouse
•Shelly Hildebrandt, Century 21/Cobb Realty
•Ruthie Muller, Pitsco Education
•Daniel Rank, Miller’s Professional Imaging
•Jason Russell, Miner’s Hall Museum

City Unveils Target Industry Analysis

The findings and recommendations of a Target Industry Analysis prepared by Angelou Economics was shared in late 2016 with the Pittsburg City Commission, business owners, and area residents.  The Angelou report included the results of extensive analysis of Pittsburg's economy and a survey of over 400 local business owners and citizens completed as part of their research.  The report will help guide the City's actions and decisions regarding economic development. Read more about the meeting and the report here.

 

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