Tory Keefe accepted a special honor from the Economic Development Authority earlier this winter.
Keefe, the owner of Sunshine Sanitation, received the EDA’s Business Appreciation Award for December.
Chris Stafford, EDA president, mentioned Keefe’s recent work to build a new office for Sunshine Sanitation and High Point Realty & Auction in the former Casey’s building along Main Street.
“It’s really nice to have a local person who grew up here and has lived here all his life put up a business on Main Street,” Stafford said.
Keefe has owned a number of businesses, Stafford said.
“No matter what Tory does, he always gives good service and a good product for the community,” Stafford said. “He’s been a good community leader. He gives back to the community and he doesn’t take the credit.”
Stafford said he appreciates the fact that Keefe has kept his businesses local.
“I’m proud that he chose to stay here in Stewartville when he could have opened his doors anywhere,” Stafford said. “He’s a homegrown kid doing a nice job. We wanted him to know that the public appreciates him.”
Editor, Stewartville STAR