One of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce’s greatest supporters now is also its latest business to be honored.

   Modern Rentals was named the 2018 Business of the Year by the chamber.

   “Our award winner has provided assistance in setup, tear down, rental, man power and crisis situations for all of our events from business connections, dinners, festivals and more,” Chamber Director Jason Mansmith said, describing it as “a company that begin in 1992 with a few pieces of rental equipment and a commitment to help customers the best they can.

   “A new owner in 2015 could have provided the opportunity to step away from events that are not money-makers for them, that didn’t happen.”

   Modern Rentals donates tents, employees and more for Cookie Daze, he explained.

   “[Owner] Craig [Leahy], thank you, the entire Modern Rentals organization and staff, for their support of the many events that make Ripon such a great community,” Mansmith said.