KUA Named 2002 Business of the Year

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., June 3, 11:45 am – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has been presented with the prestigious 2002 Business of the Year Award. The award is given annually by the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber announced the award at a dinner ceremony held at Hyatt Orlando on Friday evening.
“KUA has provided both the business and community leadership necessary for Osceola County to grow and thrive,” said Mike Horner, executive director of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce. “They are an innovative, forward-thinking company that represents the very best in Osceola County, and we are proud to honor them.”
KUA competed against twelve other businesses in Osceola County for this prestigious honor, and was singled out for its exemplary performance in customer service, community involvement and innovative business practices. Finalists for the award included Avatar Properties, Inc., First National Bank of Osceola County, Orlando Regional St. Cloud Hospital, and Osceola County Council on Aging.
“We are extremely pleased to be named as Osceola’s business of the year,” said Jim Welsh, KUA’s president and general manager. “This award is a tribute to the hard work, dedication, and volunteer efforts of our employees.”
KUA is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility and its 289 employees serve 58,000 electric, water and Internet customers in three Central Florida counties. KUA celebrated its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com