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Champions of Business: Think Tank

Wednesday, September 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am • Organized By Kansas City Business Journal
4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112


How do you achieve excellence at your company? And when you do have successes, how do you maintain them — and push for greater heights?

Hear from leaders of area companies that have separated themselves from the crowd, and sustained that high level of excellence: winners of Kansas City Business Journal's Champions of Business.

The discussion will touch on how to achieve business growth, push for innovation and industry leadership, and exhibit a commitment to the community. Champions of Business companies have been honored for this combination.  Join us to hear from them!


David R. Gaboury, P.E., Chairman and CEO, Terracon

Angela Hurt, Founder & CEO, Veracity Consulting

Russ Welsh, CEO, Polsinelli


7:30 a.m., registration and networking

8:00 a.m., plated breakfast served

8:30 a.m., panel discussion, Q/A

9:30 a.m., event ends

Kansas City Business Journal
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Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64112
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