Foster Dental Care is the 2013 Blue Springs Chamber Business of the Year and Donna Best of First American Title is their 2013 Outstanding Citizen.

The Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards banquet Friday at the Adams Pointe Conference Center. This year’s theme was “Rhinestone & Wranglers” where virtually everyone looked like they came out of the 19th century.

“This validates what we have been trying to do for years,” said Dr. Alan Foster of Foster Dental Care upon receiving the award. “This is fantastic.”

He said if it wasn’t for his entire staff that participated in outreach activities, such as running 5ks or being involved in free dentistry activities, they would not have received the award.

“We worked as a team and everybody deserved this.”

Donna Vest, who was nominated by Blue Springs Rotary, said being named as the Outstanding Citizen was “totally unexpected.”

“My community is my home. I always try to make it better,” Best said in response on how she thought she won the award.