Bryan Bogue, third from right, received the Employer of the Year Award Tuesday night at Downtown Washington Inc.’s annual picnic for members. Bogue is the owner Elite Survival Systems in Washington. He was nominated by his staff. Pictured with him, from left, are Tony Gokenbach and Sue Saunders, employees; Ginger Brinker, Downtown Washington Inc. board; and his parents, Christine and Bruce Bogue. Not pictured is Mary Beth Rettke, tourism director, who received the Employee of the Year. She was unable to make the picnic because she was attending a tourism conference. Missourian Photo.