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2017 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.

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

Category Finalists:

1-5 Years in Operation

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.

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