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Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon 2018

Thursday, May 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO 64105


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is the Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor!

Meet and mingle with the CEOs/leaders of the 2018 Top 10 Small Businesses as we announce the Small Business of the Year Mr. 'K' Award, the Diverse Small Business Award, the Legacy of KC Award, the Entrepreneur Award, and the International Award winners.

Advance registration is $45 for KC Chamber members, $55 for non-members. Walk-up fee for members is $50, non-members $60 (cash, check, credit/debit).

Thank you to the following companies that are giving extra support to the KC Chamber’s small business efforts. Overall Small Business Sponsors for 2018 are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and KCP&L. Showcase Presenting Sponsor is Bank Midwest. Top 10 Announcement Reception will be presented by Enterprise Bank & TrustCommerce Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the Top 10 CEO Panel Breakfast, and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is the Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor this year. Partner Level Sponsors include DSTGoogle FiberH&R Block, and Union Station. Associate Level Sponsors include American Century InvestmentsAT&TBank of Blue ValleyCopaken BrooksCommunityAmerica Credit UnionMazuma Credit UnionUMB and US Bank. The Kansas City Star is Print Media Sponsor for the KC Chamber's Small Business Celebration.
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Muehlebach Tower - Kansas City Marriott Downtown
1213 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO 64105
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