Local Merriam Business Wins State Award!

Published on November 21, 2022

Spirit Life Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development recently awarded Debra Roark with Spirit Life Apparel & Screen Printing the Kansas Minority-Owned Manufacturing Firm of the Year Award in Topeka, Kansas.

Awards are presented to minority and women-owned businesses in the following categories: construction, manufacturing, professional service, retail, service, supplier/distributor, young entrepreneur, business advocate and corporation of the year. 

Spirit Life Apparel & Screen Printing is located at 5925 IKEA Way in Merriam and specializes in screen printing and embroidery to create made-to-order apparel for every occasion. Whether it’s a work uniform, team shirt, or graphic tee for a special event, Spirit Life offers custom-designed apparel to meet every client’s needs. Learn more about Debra’s business at https://spiritlifegear.com/

Today, minority- and woman-owned businesses have a major economic impact that translates into the creation and maintenance of jobs. These jobs not only sustain the individual worker, but contribute to the economic security of their families, the economic vitality of their communities and of the nation.

“Minority and Enterprise Development (MED) Week is a time to spotlight so many outstanding achievements in Kansas, and also showcase the resources available to Kansans who are already in business, or considering a new venture,” Office of Minority and Women Business Development Director Rhonda Harris said. “It’s important that we recognize these efforts during MED Week and every week.”

Congratulations to Debra on this remarkable achievement!