• Past Recipients of the Small Business of the Year Award


    Congratulations to the 2021 Small Business of the Year

    Liston Design Build

    Keith Liston


    Past Award Recipients

    Small Business of the Year

    2021      Liston Design Build (video)
    2020     Good New Brewing Company (video)
    2019     Sandhill Counseling & Consultation (video)
    2018     Class Sign Services (video)
    2017     Bike Stop Cafe & Outpost (video)
    2016     Sommer Investments, LLC (video)
    2015     Just 4 Us Childcare & Learning Center (video)

    Small Business Person of the Year

    2014     Cliff Heitmann, Bax Engineering, Co., Inc.
    2013     Bryan Jefferson, The SOHO Shop
    2012     Sherry Gibson, Gibson Printing, Inc.
    2011     Merle Schneider, SCHNEIDER Real Estate
    2010     Wendy Black, Main Street Gym
    2009     Joe Crenshaw, New Frontier Bank
    2008     Dale Poslosky & Mitch Stern, Modern Business Interiors
    2007     Tom Wapelhorst, Walters Jewelry, Inc.
    2006     Susan Berthold, Remington’s
    2005     Phil White, Telcom Services Installation (TSI, Inc.)
    2004     Richard Sacks, The Sacks Group, Inc.
    2003     Curt Dreyer, Bi-State Fire Protection Corporation
    2002     Ed Pundmann, Pundmann Ford
    2001     Hyatt Bangert, MB Properties, Inc. and Millstone Bangert, Inc.
    2000     Tom & Holly Gillette, Parkview Gardens Florist & Greenhouses
    1999     Eric Stegemann, Stegton Regency Banquet & Conference Center
    1998     Tom Hughes, T. R. Hughes, Inc.
    ​1997     James Rau, The Centennial Bank
    ​​1996     Bob Kirkwood, Lewis & Clark Restaurant and Trailhead Brewing Co.
    1995     Jerry Kelly, Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning
    1994     Jim Henry, R.C. Wilson
    1993     Ernie W. Dempsey, Pio’s Restaurant
    1992     Maurice Thro, Thro’s Clothing
    1991     Elsie Long & Doris Altmansberger, A & L Travel
    1990     Roy Kohrs, Mid-Towne IGA
    1989     Joe Daues, ISU/St. Charles Insurance Agency
    1988     Ann Watkins-Hazelwood, Patches, Etc.
    1987     Harold Bax, Bax Engineering Co., Inc.
    1986     Quince Parker, St. Charles Metal Finishing
    1985     David Baue, Baue Funeral Homes
    1984     Dean Wilcoxen, Wilcoxen Office Supply
    1983     Melba O’Connell Brickner, Cave Springs Travel Co.
    ​​1982     Walter Rogalski, Tool Craft Machine & Tool Co.