2019 Award Nomination Forms

  • Small Business of the Year Awards (Business and Non-Profit Categories)
  • Golden Apple Awards
  • 2017 Golden Apple:

    Each year teachers in Joplin's public and private schools are nominated by students, parents and peers for their excellence in teaching. Only four teachers are chosen, one in each of the following categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

    K-2nd:
    Monica Bay
    Jefferson Elementary School
    3rd-5th:
    Christina Elledge
    Jefferson Elementary School
    6th-8th:
    Kristopher Dishman
    North Middle School
    9th-12th:
    Chris Nash
    Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

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    Small Business of the Year:

    This award recognizes the importance of small business to the economy, job growth and new products and services. Each year, three businesses are chosen, one in each of the following categories:
    1-10 Employees, 11-50 Employees and Not-for-Profit.

    The 2018 Small Business of the Year Winners

    The 2017 Small Business of the Year winners are:

    1-10 Employee Category: Binky Guy Custom T's
    11-50 Employee Category: Paragon Architecture, LLC
    Not for Profit Category: George A. Spiva Center For The Arts

    PAST SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR WINNERS

    The 2018 Small Business of the Year Winners

    1-10 Employee Category: Atlas Risk Management, LLC
    11-50 Employee Category: Kraft Insurance Services
    Not for Profit Category: Christ In Youth

    The 2018 Small Business of the Year Nominees

    2018 Small Business of the year nominees

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    Outstanding Citizen of the Year:

    Each year one Outstanding Citizen is chosen by the past Chairmen of the Board, based upon their commitment to the Joplin community.
    The 2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year is Sharon Beshore.


    The 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year is DR. LARRY MCINTIRE, with Kansas City University and in private practice.

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    Milestone Members:

    The Chamber recognizes long-standing members each year.
    2018 MILESTONE MEMBERS

    2017 MILESTONE MEMBERS

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