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Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, June 14 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am • Organized By Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
1213 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the
2023 Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon!

Join us as we announce the 2023 Small Business of the Year, the Emerging Business Award, the Small Business Equity Award, the Weida Award for International Small Business of the Year, and the Legacy of 

Thank you to our 2023 Small Business Celebration Sponsors!
2023 Small Business Programing Presented By Evergy!

Our Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor is Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Our Small Business Presenting Sponsor is Evergy. Our Small Business CEO Sponsor is Kansas City National Security Campus, managed by Honeywell FM&T. Our Small Business Superstars Presenting Sponsor is EAG Advertising and Marketing. Our Media Sponsor is Startland News. Our Superstar Sponsor is FastSigns Overland Park. Our Top 10 Announcement Event Presenting Sponsor is UMB Bank. Our Top 10 Reception Event Presenting Sponsor is Bank Midwest. Our Executive Sponsors are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas CityCommunityAmerica Credit Union. Our Partner Sponsors are Commerce BankMeta. Our Associate Sponsors are Arvest BankCountry Club BankEnterprise Bank & TrustH&R BlockMazuma Credit UnionMenloPNC BankSouthwest AirlinesUS Bank.

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Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
1213 Wyandotte
Kansas City, MO
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