Chamber of Commerce presents annual awards
Bob Steimel, executive director of the Community Foundation for Cloud County, was presented the Leon Gennette Award: Community Service Volunteer of the Year during the Concordia Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards ceremony Tuesday morning at the Broadway Plaza.
Steimel volunteers his time to serve as the executive director of the Community Foundation for Cloud County.
Ty Gennette, co-owner of Easy G Sports Grill, received the Business Person of the Year Award.
Easy G Sports Grill was presented the Chamber Business of the Year. The owners are Gennette, Tom Gennette, Chad Sallman, Heather Gennette and Malinda Sallman.
Moody Hue Studio received the Small Business of the Year Award, and owner Sarah Chavey was named the recipient of the Chamber Young Business Leader of the Year.
The Kaleidoscope Award, which is presented to a person who has dedicated their time and resources to a project which improves the community and worked diligently to see this project to completion, was presented to Brandt Hutchinson.
The National Orphan Train Complex received the Chamber Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award.
The Educator of the Year Award was presented to former Concordia High School science teacher Denise Stover.
Cloud County Co-op Elevator Association received the Chamber Ag Business of the Year.
Named the recipient of the Salute the Badge Award, given to men and women who have gone beyond the call of duty, was the late Marc Henry, who was a member of the Concordia Police Department.
Accepting the award on behalf of Henry was his sister Josie Allen.