WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Cowley First, held their Business Appreciation Month reception and awards event June 22 at Wheat State Wine Co.

The event showcased the chambers’ nominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce Governor’s Award.

Regional winners were Reedy Ford and the Winfield Public Library, as well as Community National Bank and Trust. Merit winners from Cowley County included Greene Vision, Greif Brothers, Rejuvv’ Spa, Skyline Corp. and Twin Rivers Developmental Supports.

A small presentation was conducted by each of the chambers and Cowley First, followed by the presentation of awards from the Kansas Department of Commerce. The reception included displays for each of the recognized businesses with information about their community contributions.

Guests enjoyed appetizers and live music from “Marilyn Monroe,” as well as offerings from Wheat State Wine Co.