More than 700 people gathered to celebrate Lincoln businesses. It included a very special lady. Wednesday was the 17th annual Celebrate Business awards. This year, the city honored eight businesses and their owners. Including one woman who touched so many lives.
It was a feeling of great pride and accomplishment as hundreds gathered to honor those making a difference in business and in our community. In total, eight businesses and their owners were honored by the Chamber of Commerce with Celebrate Business awards. For some, the highlight of the event came when the late Jayne Snyder was awarded for Community Builder. The former City Councilwoman and small business owner, died from pancreatic cancer last year.
"I don't really like accepting it on her behalf because I think she should be here. It's with mixed emotions, but the fact that I could do it for her really is great," Dennis Grams, Snyder's cousin said.
Other businesses like Duncan aviation and Molex Incorporated took home awards for their contributions to business. But there to accept the biggest award of all, the Citizenship award, was Nick Cusick. When he's not doing his part to make the community a better place, Cusick owns and operates IMSCORP, a sporting goods manufacturing company.
"This is such a great town, great diversity of population and I really enjoy doing what I do," Cusick said.
Our own Rod Fowler emceed the big event.
"Jayne's very, would be very pleased to be in this group of folks and to be accepting the award for community builder...which was her whole life," Grams said.
Others included Guardian Angels Homecare incorporated, USA Roller Sports, Thought District, and Assurity Life Insurance Company.
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