Thursday, Jul. 14th 2016

State Farm Insurance – Jim Allen is honored with Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award

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SHAWNEE, Kan. July 13, 2016 – The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce has honored State Farm Insurance – Jim Allen with the chamber’s prestigious Hall of Fame Award. Allen was presented with the award during the Shawnee Economic Development Council’s Business Appreciation Luncheon today.

The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award was established in 2002. As part of Business Appreciation Month, special recognition is given to the business that has played a large role in shaping the face of our community and who has made tremendous contributions to the chamber and City of Shawnee over long periods of time to make Shawnee what it is today. The chamber’s business Hall of Fame permanently recognizes these businesses and their place in our history. 

“State Farm Insurance and Jim Allen have been an integral part of Shawnee and a member of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce since 1979,” said Shawnee Chamber of Commerce President, Linda Leeper. “Jim established one of the most successful operations for his industry in the entire region.”

Allen was born and raised in Shawnee where he continues to work and live. He has an extensive background in leadership roles including his current position as the District 2 Commissioner for the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County. He served as mayor of Shawnee from 1993-2004, represented Ward 1 on the Shawnee City Council from 1989-1993 and Ward 4 from 1983-1987.

In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2008, and was chairman of the Board of Directors in 2007. He has provided leadership to the Shawnee Sister Cities Committee as chairman since 2006. Allen is a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and served as a Grand Knight in the Shawnee Council Knights of Columbus from 1984-86.

ABOUT THE SHAWNEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                                                                      
Established in 1946, the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization with 650+ business members that works to preserve the best possible business climate and quality of life for Shawnee. The Shawnee Chamber Corporation 501(c)(6) includes the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, and two divisions including the Economic Development Council and Visit Shawnee. For more information, contact us at 913.631.6545 or visit our website at www.goodstartshere.com.

 

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