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Independence EDC Annual Business Awards

Thursday, May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Independence Economic Development Council
18011 Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055


Join us at our luncheon to celebrate our businesses of the year that excelled in 2020

Sponsored by Truman Heartland Community Foundation: Job Skills for New Careers Partnership

Large Business of the Year (50 or more employees) Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal, sponsored by Central Bank of the Midwest

Small Business of the Year (fewer than 50 employees) Apex Aleworks, sponsored by Heartland Business Capital

Philanthropic Business of the Year, A Little BBQ Joint, sponsored by Community Services League

Non-Profit Business of the Year, West iNd Connection, sponsored by Stewardship Capital

Hospitality Business of the Year, Wine Down 109, sponsored by Independence Tourism

Start Up Business of the Year (under 2 years old) Classy Canines, sponsored by Corporate Copy Print

Best Place to Work, Goad Manufacturing, sponsored by Community America Credit Union

Thank you to our supporting sponsors: Treo Marketing, Speaks Chapel. Konica Minolta


Jodi Krantz
Independence Economic Development Council
(816) 820-2112
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Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Dr
Independence, MO 64055
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