The Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen Michael J. Kuckelman as the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year. In place since 1918, the award is granted to a chamber member who has not only achieved success in business, but has also shown creativity, a spirit of innovation, and community involvement. As one of the founding partners of Kuckelman Torline Kirkland & Lewis Inc., Kuckelman continually works to exemplify those qualities and is deeply appreciative of receiving this recognition from the community that he not only was born and raised in, but continues to be an active part of today.
Kuckelman, along with all other award recipients, were honored at the 96th Annual Chamber Banquet on January 24th, 2015. A yearly highlight in the Atchison area, more than 400 people joined the celebration, including Governor Sam Brownback, U.S. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran, and area legislators Dennis Pyle and Jerry Henry. Congratulations to the Atchison Chamber on such a successful event and to Mike Kuckelman for his selection as 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year!