Spirit of Springfield & Business of the Year Awards

The Spirit of Springfield Award recognizes a person(s), who is a friend of Springfield by being a person(s) who gives assistance, patronizes Springfield and/or is a supporter of the Springfield Community.

Past Recipients:

  • 2009 – Gaylan Stark
  • 2010 – Doris Weber
  • 2011 – Brian & Colleen O’Leary
  • 2012 – Ken Koll
  • 2013 – Mike & Jodi Pieschel
  • 2014 – Dr. F.J. Boyle
  • 2015 – Ben Luense
  • 2016 – Sharon (Mrs. Ron) Sturm & in Memory of Edward J. Pautzke Jr.
  • 2017 – Jeff Krueger
  • 2018 – Cheryl Diede


The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award. This award recognizes a business that has shown profitability, growth, and sustainability along with a commitment to community service and is a strong supporter of the Springfield Community.

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 – Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Springfield
  • 2018 – Miesen’s Color Center