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PKT Named 2021 Economic Impact Award Finalist

Pearson-Kelly Technology is honored to have been chosen by Springfield's community leaders as a 2021 Economic Impact Award finalist.

Sbj's Economic Impact Awards

Pearson-Kelly Technology was named a Springfield Business Journal‘s 2021 Economic Impact Award Finalist. This award recognizes businesses and leaders across the Springfield community who have made substantial contributions to the growth of our economy. Finalists were evaluated and chosen by an independent panel of judges.

Economic Impact honors are broken down into five categories based on the business's years in operation. All finalists had to prove an economic contribution to our community by detailing:

  • How their own business has changed since its inception
  • How they’ve shaped our local economy
  • How they give back to our community
  • Changes in employee benefits or compensations.

This year, the panel also wanted to know how each nominee was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they responded.

A Note from the Pearson-Kelly Leadership Team

We are proud to be one of Springfield Business Journal’s Economic Impact Award Finalists. 2020 was a rough year for many businesses in our community. To be recognized for our impact on this community, especially coming off the pandemic, is an honor we do not take for granted.

I love this award because it isn’t just about the growing businesses in our community. But the businesses that grow our community.
– Chelsey Bode, President & Visionary

Other Award Winners

Individual Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement in Business: Nancy O’Reilly
  • Community Involvement Champion: Laura Farmer
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Don Helms

Corporate Awards:

  • Business Advocate of the Year: Missouri Small Business Development Center
  • Philanthropic Business of the Year: O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
  • Charitable Nonprofit of the Year: Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Inc.

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