Local business recognized by Retailers Association
Mike Schlachter and Jan Schlachter of Schlachter Lumber in Gettysburg have been presented with a Certificate of Distinguished Service by the South Dakota Retailers Association.
The Certificate of Distinguished Service commends them for “Distinguished service to customers and commitment to community.”
The Schlachters were nominated for the 2014 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. The Certificate of Distinguished Service is given in recognition of that nomination.
The Retailer of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1982, and SDRA Executive Director Shawn Lyons said they were pleased to recognize the Schlachter family for their nomination.
The Schlachter Lumber business celebrated its 125th anniversary in August, and was honored as the oldest family retail lumber business in the state.
Carol and Randy Hallock of Rockingtree Floral and Garden Center of Sturgis received this year’s Retailer of the Year Award during SDRA’s annual Awards Banquet Jan. 13 in Pierre.
The South Dakota Retailers Association is a 3,750-member statewide trade organization. SDRA was organized in 1897, and is one of the five largest state retail associations in the nation.