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Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

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2022 Independence Business Awards

Thursday, May 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Independence Economic Development Council
18011 Bass Pro Drive, Independence, Missouri 64050


Join the luncheon to celebrate businesses of the year that excelled in 2021

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

Large Business of the Year (50 or more employees) sponsored by Central Bank of the Midwest

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

Philanthropic Business of the Year, sponsored by Community Services League

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

Hospitality Business of the Year, sponsored by Independence Tourism

Start Up Business of the Year sponsored by Corporate Copy Print

Best Place to Work, sponsored by Community America Credit Union

iNpact Awards 2 new jobs and/or $50,000 of investment in 2020

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Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, Missouri 64050
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