(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and BKD CPAs & Advisors are excited to present the 2020 Business of the Year Awards. This year, 22 member businesses were nominated by area business professionals. The Business of the Year Awards, in its 24th year, recognizes the importance of businesses and nonprofit organizations to the economy, job growth, new products, and services.
Awards are given in three different categories: 1-50 employees, 51+ employees, and nonprofit. Nominees must be a member in good standing for two years to qualify. Judges from the business community considered the following criteria on choosing the award winners: Contributions to the community, business or management philosophy, response to challenges, innovative products or services, and employee involvement/recognition.
Congratulations to our 2020 Business of the Year Awards recipients!
1-50 Employee Category Winner
Midwestern has been in business for eight years. When approaching new challenges and adapting to fit the needs of their clients, Midwestern considers several factors including their community, culture, people, and budget. They take time to learn new things and train employees on new web languages or software to meet particular needs. Their tagline is, “You dream it, we’ll build it.” They take pride in investing in their employees as well as putting an emphasis on making a difference in the community. Midwestern provides relevant, creative, and time-saving solutions for their clients’ businesses.
51+ Employee Category Winner
Schuber Mitchell Homes, LLC
Established in 2011, the mission of Schuber Mitchell Homes is to design and build affordable luxury homes; offer a simple, transparent, and caring home buying experience; and create communities where people love coming home. Their values include excellence, integrity, unity, growth, generosity, and fun. Schuber Mitchell’s company culture is friendly and kind, yet competitive and forward-thinking. They have a systematic approach to building and their commitment to customer service gives them a competitive advantage. Build processes and practices are very important as well as the products and materials used.
Nonprofit Employee Category Winner
Joplin Workshops, Inc.
Since 1966, Joplin Workshops has invested in our community and the disabled individuals they serve by finding meaningful work for them based on their skill sets. Employees are their greatest strength because of their great attitudes, willingness to work, and dependability. One of the Workshop’s selling points is that they use an all-disabled workforce to provide excellent service and products for their customers.