Nuessen, Richards inducted into Quincy Chamber HOF


The Oakley-Lindsay Center hosted the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Wednesday. Photo: Ron Kinscherf

QUINCY — A large crowd of community business leaders attended the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting and Hall of Fame ceremony on Wednesday.

The late Carl W. Richards of Richards Electric Company and C. David Nuessen of Quincy Metal Fabricators and former mayor of Quincy were this year’s inductees.

The Business Hall of Fame was started in 2006 to honor current and past business leaders, businesses and organizations, who have made important contributions to the Quincy area business community.

Nuessen said being a part of the Quincy Jaycees really got him involved in the community. Nuessen credited Larry Ehmen, who passed away last week, for helping foster his early community involvement with the Jaycees.

“This was a surprise and a big honor,” Nuessen said. “I like being a part of things I’m interested in and having a seat at the table to try and get things done.”

Richards was the founder, owner, president and at the time of his death in 2004, chair of the Board of Directors of Richards Electric Motor, now located at 2028 Quintron Way.

“If you look at what Carl did, he started out as a farm kid, read a couple of books and built a business that is still going 70 years later,” said Bill Dietrich, president of Richards Electric. “Honesty and integrity…he was honest as the day is long. If you treat people right they come back. He instilled that in us.”

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