A Norton business has been honored by the Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance. During the 2nd Quarterly KREDA Meeting on June 15; three western Kansas businesses were honored with business appreciation awards. Members of KREDA nominated local businesses and a panel of judges reviewed the applicants to determine a winner in the following categories: Retail, Manufacturing and Hospital/Non-Profit. Honored with the 2011 wKREDA Business Appreciation Award for Outstanding Manufacturer was Natoma Corporation based in Norton. the Norton City County Economic Development nominated five businesses from Norton County for the KREDA awards. Four businesses were also nominated for the statewide Kansas Department of Commerce Business Appreciation Month awards All four have been designated as Merit Award Winners. Those businesses are: Destination Kitchen, E11even, Miltech Machine Corporation and Otter’s, Inc.