Chamber Names Warehouse Market Business of Year

Pictured, from left, are Roger "Pat" Killworth, Cindy Boyd and Wendy Smith. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Pictured, from left, are Roger "Pat" Killworth, Cindy Boyd and Wendy Smith. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A teary-eyed Cindy Boyd, standing alongside her father, Roger “Pat” Killworth, accepted the Business of the Year award Wednesday from the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce.

The award is given to the company that has served the area in what was described as the “finest way possible.”

Boyd said it was a proud moment, and recalled that their company, Warehouse Market/Killy's Deli has been in business for nearly half a century.

Ron Kensey, who was named Business Person of the Year for outstanding leadership and contributions to the community thanked the group then talked about how his company's support of non-profit organizations was borne as a way to be uplifted during the down times.

It was a proud, and humbling moment, too, for Ken Thorpe who accepted the Spirit of Sheridan award for his company Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning.

After asking about whether a picture came first, which prompted Chamber Board President Wendy Smith to mug for the cameras, he spoke of how his company's plan to take care of local children in need began, and its subsequent rewards.

Taking home the Strength of Sheridan award was Dick Hammer of Hammer Chevrolet, for more than 20 years of support to the community of Sheridan.

His message was short and filled with gratitude.

The awards were bestowed during the Chamber's regular monthly luncheon, and given annually, as a way to honor members.

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Ron Kensey, Owner of Kennon Products in Sheridan, was named Business Person of the Year. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Ken Thorpe, Owner of Powder River Heating and Air accepts the award for the Spirit of Sheridan from Chamber Board President Wendy Smith. (Photo by Ron Richter)
Dick Hammer, Owner of Hammer Chevrolet in Sheridan won the Strength of Sheridan award. (Photo by Ron Richter)
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