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Senator Moran, Chamber Honor Area Businesses & Individuals

PITTSBURG, KS – United States Senator Jerry Moran joined over 250 Pittsburg area business and community leaders tonight for the Chamber’s annual banquet. The event celebrated the progress that has taken place over the past year in the Pittsburg area, while recognizing numerous businesses and community leaders.

“Our annual banquet provides us with a chance to say thank you and to highlight so many of the great businesses and individuals that have played a significant role in making our community a better place to live,” said Blake Benson, Pittsburg Area Chamber President.

Those honored by the Chamber and Senator Moran include:

Spirit of Pittsburg – Pam Henderson
Small Business of the Year – ReNu Medical & Spa
City of Pittsburg Employer of the Year – CDL Electric
Educator of the Year – Kelli Winemiller, Lakeside Elementary
Chamber Volunteer of the Year – Chris Bohrer, Wood-Dulohery Insurance
BEA Bill Coleman Business Partner of the Year – CHC SEK – Jason Wesco and Daniel Creitz
BEA Jerry Lindberg Volunteer of the Year – Josh Lowe, Pittsburg Area Chamber
BEA Koeta Bryant Education Partner of the Year – PHS Counseling Dept – Gina Ulbrich, Jessica Stegman, Stef Loveland, Maggie Serrano
(BEA = Business Education Alliance)

Finalists for the Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by BKD, LLP, were ReNu Medical & Spa, State Farm Insurance – Lori Ann Spachek and Ryan Insurance.

The finalists for the Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by Pitsco Education, were Patrick Moss – Pittsburg High School, Kelli Winemiller – Lakeside Elementary and Robyn Neil – St. Mary’s Colgan.

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Consumers are 80% more likely to patronize a business in the future when they know it’s a member of the local chamber.


86% of consumers believe the local chamber helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.


Chamber members are 42% more favorable when a fellow business decision maker knows they belong to the chamber.

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