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Info Data ServicesNick Abernathy, Info-Data Services: Turning paper into Dynamic Digital Resources and data into a competitive advantage, Info-Data helps increase productivity and allows managers to apply data toward revenue-generating activities.

WebConnectLogoDoug Bliss, Web Connect: Web Connect helps companies do more with their current ERP systems by empowering and mobilizing the sales force, engaging customers and reducing back-office workload.

proximity-webKeith Ebel, Proximity Wireless: Proximity Wireless provides turn-key, vendor-neutral wireless solutions for enterprise level environments of all types and sizes, above ground or below, indoors or out.

Jowler Creek VineryColleen Gerke, Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery: Missouri’s first green vineyard and winery, Jowler Creek uses green technologies to make its award-winning wine, control weeds and reduce insects in a its seven-acre sustainable vineyard.

Sealgreen  Maxi ReUse logo for print use 600 jpgMike Hernandez, SealGreen: SealGreen provides high-quality, sustainable products that clean, protect and beautify concrete, brick and stone.  Products are non-toxic, easy to use, and safe for pets, plants and people.

onspringChad Kreimendahl, Onspring Technologies: Onspring provides enterprise class software that is powerful, yet easy to use and available to companies of any size. Powered by the Onspring Platform, Onspring Apps can be downloaded or created from scratch to support almost any business process.

MarleonCesar Marquez, Marleon International: Marleon International is a third-party logistics management and consulting firm specializing in supply chain management services. Marleon has extensive knowledge of trans-border freight, bilingual and multicultural projects and bilateral NAFTA countries' operational laws.

FTP WorldwideDan Moses, FTP Worldwide: FTP Worldwide is a cloud-based hosting service that provides secure file transfer and file sharing services, including customized solutions. 

Raymond Okuagu, Premier Engineering Consultants: Premier Engineering is a full-service engineering consulting firm that delivers highly specialized, innovative, quality and cost-sensitive solutions for today’s infrastructures. Premier Engineering has been involved in the structural design of multimillion dollar facilities such as Arrowhead Stadium.


Claim JockeyDavid Rinehart, ClaimJockey: ClaimJockey works to take the claim-filing burden off families, acting as the bridge between the policyholder and the long-term care insurance company.

SageRestoration_logo_OLStephanie Sage, Sage Restoration: Experts in specialty clean-up, Sage Restoration provides emergency and nonemergency services to residential and commercial property owners needing specialty clean-up from water and fire disasters as well as sanitation from mold, hoarder debris and communicable diseases.

Lutz PlumbingAmber Lutz Sewell, Lutz Plumbing: Lutz Plumbing is the area’s oldest and most trusted plumbing company, delivering quality plumbing and drain cleaning services and products that fit the needs and desires of customers without pressure or regret.

Mike Totta, Totta Hardwood Flooring: Totta Hardwood Flooring is Kansas City’s premiere hardwood flooring installer. As members of the National Wood Flooring Association, all of their hardwood flooring professionals are highly trained to provide beautiful hardwood floors.

El PadrinoRaul Villegas, El Padrino Soccer: El Padrino Soccer is a soccer apparel store that provides the gear every player needs. True soccer fans can even find their favorite jerseys from professional soccer teams.  The staff also manage 180 teams who play for the El Padrino Soccer League at a new indoor facility called Soccer Nation. 

Weave Gotcha CoveredKelly Wilson, Weave Gotcha Covered!: Weave Gotcha Covered! is a full-service, custom, soft-furnishings fabrication studio.  The company fabricates custom draperies, top treatments, bedding, cornices, upholstery, cushions and accessories to consumers, design professionals and wholesale /contract clients. 

Funded through a contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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