Annual Award Nominations

Dan Cronin Award

Dan Cronin, and Rod Burwell began C & B in 1988 with the purchase of the store in Gettysburg, SD. Dan loved farming and ranching, rural America, and this business and what he loved most about it was the people he met and the friendships he built. He touched many people while expanding
C & B across a five state area.


Dan passed away in April 1999. Later that year, the Leadership Team of C & B agreed to begin an award named after Dan Cronin as a way of commemorating his spirit in the business. Awards are given each year to individuals who best display the following qualities that he believed in:

  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Positive Attitude
  • Ability to Exceed Expectations
  • Judgement
  • Humor
  • Success

Congratulations to our 2023 Dan Cronin Award Recipients!

  • Brandy Dayton – Ag
  • Andrea Koblia – MH

The Chairman’s award

The Chairman’s Award is given in the honor, memory and spirit of Rod Burwell, C & B’s very first chairman of the board.

Rod was a great businessman. While he was wise when it came to dollars, he gave most of the credit for his success to his faith and his values. And they were always paramount to any potential short-term profit.

Doing the right thing was always the right thing to do for Rod — and it still is here at C&B. Hard work, honesty, kindness, gratitude, and prudence were all watchwords when it came to the life of Rod Burwell.

The characteristics of this person who wins this award are:

  • They set bold goals and hold themselves accountable to them.
  • They treat everyone with respect and courtesy.
  • They’ve taken calculated risks, made mistakes, and learned from them.
  • They’ve constantly challenged themselves and other to be and do better.
  • They’ve driven innovation, safety and simplicity.
  • They are tenacious and persistent.
  • They work hard, but never forget to have a little fun along the way.
  • They live out our C & B values each and every day.

Congratulations to our 2023 Chairman’s Award Recipient!

  • Jeff Wacker – Ag
  • Nick Brogan – MH