Firms in county recognized for economic development
Several other Leavenworth County businesses and groups also received awards during a luncheon on Thursday held in Leavenworth as part of Business and Industry Recognition Week.
Honored by the Basehor Chamber of Commerce:
Stephen Rosenthal and J.C. Nichols Cross Creek Realty Inc., which has seen tremendous growth, including a new office in Tonganoxie.
Basehor-Linwood Schools, for the role in employment in the county, as well as a soon-to-be-completed $17 million bond issue project and its Virtual Charter School.
Suburban Water Company, which has grown from one meter to 185 meters, according to Chuck Wilderson, president of the Basehor chamber.
Honored by the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber:
Lansing Lumber, for its recent fix-up project along Main Street.
Mutual Savings Association for its expansion at Fourth and Shawnee.
Reilly and Sons, which is celebrating 75 years in business.
St. John Hospital, for its new medical plaza that houses physicians' offices, as well as an outpatient surgery unit.
Savannah Grill, a new business, for its efforts in purchasing and renovating a building.
Shawnee Plaza Residences, for its decision to build in Leavenworth.
Wood Oil Co., for its continuing growth.
Recognized by Leavenworth Area Development:
J.F. Denny Plumbing and Heating Co., which has operated for more than 40 years in the Leavenworth area. The company recently completed a new building.
The Workman Fund, a non-profit organization, that provides work and skill training to prison inmates. It recently completed a new industrial building as a joint venture with the Leavenworth County Port Authority to provide manufacturing space to a prospective new company.
Aramark Uniform Services, which recently upgraded its existing building in Lansing.
In addition, the Leavenworth Area Development named Bill Geiger the economic development volunteer of the year.
Geiger of Geiger Ready-Mix Co., has been a member of the economic development group's board of directors for nearly 20 years and has held many leadership and service positions with Leavenworth Area Development.