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2016 Economic Impact Awards

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The Economic Impact Awards recognize businesses for their financial performance, growth, community involvement and overall impact on the Ozarks community. Economic Impact honors are awarded in four categories based on years of business, with a top honor based on judges scores and announced during the awards ceremony. Judges took into account company revenue figures and answers to a handful of essay questions.

2016 Lifetime Achievement in Business: Peter Herschend
Entrepreneurs of the Year: John and Billy McQueary
Philanthropic Business of the Year: Jared Enterprises Inc.

Business Advocate of the Year: Rep. Eric Burlison
Community Involvement Champion: Crista Hogan

Charitable Nonprofit of the Year: Isabel's House

Category Finalists:

1-5 Years in Operation
6-15 Years in Operation
16-29 Years in Operation
30+ Years in Operation

Opinion: Springfield celebrates performance, not pedigree
Robert Spence gives his thoughts on the annual event.

Event photo gallery

Past honorees

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