Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Basehor businesses are honored

June 24, 2004

The Basehor Chamber of Commerce and local development officials honored four local businesses last week for successful business operations and contributions to the growth of Basehor.

More than 100 people attended the 2004 Business and Industry Awards Luncheon June 18, where the four local recipients were honored along with other businesses and citizens from Leavenworth County.

Julian Espinoza, City Council president and chamber member, presented the awards to representatives from Falcon Lakes, LLC, the Little Angels Learning Center, Simple Simon's Pizza and Miles Excavating, Inc.

"Each one of the them was a little bit different, but they all made significant contributions to the city," chamber member Susan Guy said.

Guy said the recipients were selected because they made a positive impact to the community, made financial contributions, or started or expanded a business to create more employment opportunities within the city.

Guy said the annual event served as a nice forum to showcase many of the positive aspects of the business world within Basehor.

"It is an opportunity to let other communities know that we have such successful businesses in Basehor."

Officials honored Falcon Lakes for starting an 18-hole golf course and a restaurant in the community and Little Angels for successfully preparing children for public schools. Simple Simon's was honored in connection with its one-year anniversary in Basehor and Miles Excavating was recognized after beginning operations in 1985 with one employee and expanding to a present workforce of about 100 people.

The Basehor Chamber, the Tonganoxie and Leavenworth-Lansing chambers and Leavenworth Area Development sponsored the event, which took place at the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth. Each of the respective chambers presented awards and Gary Kaaz, president of Leavenworth Excavating, was presented with the LAD Volunteer of the Year Award.

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