The West Plains Chamber hosted their annual “Best of the West Awards Celebration” Friday, November 5th. The Chamber recognized and honored the individuals and businesses who make the West Plains a wonderful community.
Thanks to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians for being the title sponsor for the event and to STCU, Eastern Washington University, Spokane International Airport, and MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions for hosting major sponsorships for the Best of the West.
This years’ winners are:
MILITARY AWARDS (Fairchild Air Force Base): 92nd Air Refueling Wing: MSgt Jeffrey Crider 141st Air Refueling Wing Air National Guard: TSgt Emily Hanson 336th Training Group: TSgt Eric McNair
EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR: Medical Lake School District: Candace Robillard Cheney Public Schools: Heidi Hoblin
BUSINESS AWARDS: Cheney Business of the Year: West Plains Roasters Medical Lake Business of the Year: Roam Roasters Airway Heights Business of the Year: Sala Thai Restaurant Spokane Business of the Year: Apex Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Non-profit of the Year: Save Our Station – Cheney Depot
COMMUNITY AWARDS: West Plains Hero of the Year: Officer Brad-Lee King with the Airway Heights Police Department Lifetime Achievement Award: Gerri Johnson, owner of Farm Salvation
Corporate Sponsors for the event were Avista Utilities, BECU, BNSF Railway, McConkey Auction Group / DAA Northwest, Eide Bailly, First Interstate Bank, Global Credit Union, Inland Power & Light, Northwest Farm Credit Services and the Spokane Tribe Casino
The Chamber would also like to thank Windermere West Plains for being the photo sponsor for the event and Sudden Exposure Photography for photographing the event.