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.
2017 Lifetime Achievement in Business: Robert Low
Entrepreneur of the Year: Paul Allen
Community Involvement Champion: Robert Roberts
Business Advocate of the Year: Missouri Association of Manufacturers
Charitable Nonprofit of the Year: The Child Advocacy Center Inc.
Philanthropic Business of the Year: Hamra Enterprises
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6-15 Years in Operation
16-29 Years in Operation
30+ Years in Operation
Opinion: Smooth sailing takes a good crew
Peter Herschend gives his thoughts on the annual event.
Event photo gallery