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2018 25 Under 25 Gala

Saturday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm • Organized By Thinking Bigger
200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105


The festivities get underway with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner and upbeat awards show, featuring the Dave Stephens Band from Los Angeles. After the awards presentation, continue the celebration at the after party as the Dave Stephens Band continues to entertain!

The celebration is the only local awards program that exclusively honors companies with 25 employees or fewer. The Gala brims with the energy and excitement that you’d expect when Kansas City’s innovative entrepreneurs and corporate business leaders come together! 

Black Tie Optional Attire

6 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Red Carpet Interviews, 2018 Honoree Wall of Fame

7 p.m. Sit-Down Dinner | 8 p.m. Awards Presentation | 10 p.m. After Party

Kelly Scanlon
Thinking Bigger
(913) 432-6690
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Downtown Kansas City Marriott - Muehlebach Tower
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
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