By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022
nnovation Award: Kyle Al-Rifai, Automative Industries with Jennifer Jezek, Board of Directors Chair & Jennifer Conway, President & CEO
The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation hosted their yearly Economic Outlook luncheon at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center November 10, 2022. The Economic Outlook featured keynote speaker, Dr. Russell Evans, Partner and Chief Economist of Thorberg Collectorate. In addition, the Economic Development Corporation added the Amplify Broken Arrow Awards that were awarded during the program.
“Economic Development is not an organization, it is an action and it takes an entire community participating and investing to make it successful. The Amplify BA Awards recognized individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made a significant contribution to Broken Arrow through their economic development efforts,” stated Jennifer Conway, President & CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation.
Awards and recognition were received by the following:
Restoration Award: Bill Leet, Primus Properties with Jennifer Jezek, Board of Directors Chair & Jennifer Conway, President & CEO
Recipient: Kyle Al-Rifai
This award recognizes a successful project, program, product, or service that thinks outside of the box and continues to stretch the boundaries of and has proven to be a leader in innovation.
Recipient: Bill Leet
This award recognizes a project that brings new life into an aging building or program.
Recipient: Neal Bhow
Tiger Hill Development
This award recognizes a building, project or program that transforms the world around it, impacting the entire community and fostering economic growth of those around it.
Recipient: Kim Washburn Laurannae Baking Co.
An individual who exemplifies entrepreneurship by creating a successful new business or industry.
Recipient: Steve Easley
An individual or business that has made a significant investment of resources (time, talent, treasures) in Broken Arrow that fosters economic development, positively impacting the quality of life by creating opportunity and ensures the success of Broken Arrow and the economy.
“We know that our community would not be where it is today without the vision and commitment of these individuals. The Broken Arrow Chamber and Economic Development Corporation felt it was important to recognize them, their contributions, and the legacy that will continue to bless our city for generations to come,” commented Conway.
Transformation Award: Neal Bhow, Tiger Hill Development with Jennifer Jezek, Board of Directors Chair & Jennifer Conway, President & CEO
Creation Award: Kim Washburn, Laurannae Baking Co. with Jennifer Jezek, Board of Directors Chair & Jennifer Conway, President & CEO
Amplification Award: Steve Easley, OakTrust Development with Jennifer Jezek, Board of Directors Chair & Jennifer Conway, President & CEO
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