Sonic Equipment and The New Klein Lumber Company were recognized Thursday night as the large and small business of the year, respectively, by the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet.
Also in the limelight were Duane McGraw and Loren Korte for their contributions to the Chamber over the many years.
OVER THE PAST 40 years Sonic Equipment has grown into a global leader in the digital projection movie business. In addition to installing digital equipment, Sonic services more than 1,000 independent theaters across the country from its single location in Iola. Sonics parent company, B&B Theatres, acquired Dickinson Theatres in 2013, to become the countrys ninth-largest theater chain. Sonic also is in the movie theater construction business.