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Nex-Tech Award

GOV. SAM BROWNBACK RECOGNIZED NEX-TECH OF LENORA WITH THE GOVERNOR’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AND PITSCO INC. OF PITTSBURG WITH THE GOVERNOR’S EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE ANNUAL KANSAS CAVALRY ENCAMPMENT AT THE KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CENTER IN MANHATTAN.  THE TWO AWARDS ARE THE STATE’S TOP BUSINESS HONORS AND ARE THE CULMINATION OF BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH, THE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL STATEWIDE TRIBUTE TO KANSAS BUSINESSES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE. THE EVENT IS SPONSORED THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND THE KANSAS CAVALRY, A VOLUNTEER GROUP OF BUSINESS LEADERS WHO PROMOTE THE STATE AS A DESIRABLE BUSINESS LOCATION.  NEX-TECH OF LENORA IS A SUBSIDIARY OF RURAL TELEPHONE AND PROVIDES LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE SERVICES, CABLE TELEVISION AND INTERNET SERVICE TO 39 EXCHANGES IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN KANSAS. THE COMPANY EMPLOYS 378, AND LARRY SEVIER IS THE CEO.  NEX-TECH WAS AWARDED $101 MILLION IN FUNDING TO DEPLOY BROADBAND THROUGHOUT ITS TERRITORY. THE COMPANY CREATED A YOUTH SERVICES/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR POSITION IN 2011 TO ADMINISTER ALL OF THE COMPANY’S YOUTH PROGRAMS. NEX-TECH OFFERS A VARIETY OF YOUTH-CENTERED PROGRAMS THAT FEATURE KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE FROM ONLINE PREDATORS, TIPS TO STOP CYBER BULLYING AND THE DANGERS OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING.