KC Chamber narrows contenders for ‘Small Enterprise of the Yr’

KC Chamber narrows contenders for ‘Small Enterprise of the Yr’

KC Chamber narrows contenders for ‘Small Enterprise of the Yr’

A half-dozen fresh-faced ventures — plus a number of high-profile returning companies — spherical out the Prime 10 finalists for the KC Chamber’s 2023 Small Enterprise of the Yr award, introduced publicly Friday throughout a social media rollout.

KC Chamber narrows contenders for ‘Small Enterprise of the Yr’

Crux KC accepts it’s third Prime 10 finalist banner throughout a reveal get together for the 2023 Small Enterprise of the Yr Prime 10

“Small companies drive KC’s financial system, and we couldn’t be extra excited for this yr’s Prime 10, and the chance to proceed supporting our small enterprise neighborhood,” stated Joe Reardon, president and CEO of the Higher Kansas Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. “Eighty candidates utilized this yr, and we have been wowed by all of them. KC’s small companies are going sturdy.”

The ten finalists have been first revealed throughout a personal occasion Thursday night the place award nominees discovered in the event that they’d superior to the Prime 10, together with:

  • BASYS — A private fee processing agency that makes accepting credit score and debit playing cards handy and secure.
  • CremaA digital product company that designs and builds customized software program.
  • Crux (returning finalist) A advertising and marketing company which mixes executive-level advertising and marketing and enterprise technique. 
  • DMC — DMC gives industrial HVAC and plumbing providers to midsize companies throughout the KC metro space.
  • J. Rieger — A Kansas Metropolis distillery based in 1887 by Jacob Rieger, shut down by Prohibition, revived in 2014.
  • Parrish & Sons (returning finalist) — A 100-percent woman-owned building firm specializing in excavation, grading, and demolition.
  • Quantum Useful resource Professionals — Established in 2002, this small enterprise presents specialist staffing options for college districts and healthcare organizations.
  • Resolve (returning finalist) — A counseling and remedy apply specializing in particular person remedy providers for adults, {couples}, teenagers, and kids.
  • The Working Properly Retailer — A working retailer designed to assist runners of all ranges, together with novice runners, aggressive athlete, or somebody who merely wants a very good pair of sneakers.
  • Walz Tetrick (returning finalist) — A full-service promoting company that’s been creating insights-drive campaigns since 1967.

Finalists will now compete for the celebrated Small Enterprise of the Yr title or  “Mr. Okay Award” — named for the late Kansas Metropolis entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Kauffman — which honors a neighborhood enterprise that has proven progress or sustainability with sturdy worker relations, a dedication to DEI initiatives, and a file of giving again to the neighborhood.

Earlier current winners embrace Charlie Hustle and Rooster N Pickle, the 2022 winner that hosted Thursday’s announcement at its Overland Park location.

Click on right here to examine Rooster N Pickle’s 2022 win or right here to take a look at Charlie Hustle’s victory for the coveted award.

This yr’s finalists have been chosen after a Candidate Showcase at Union Station earlier this month, throughout which small companies confirmed off their corporations to the general public, in addition to to unbiased judges engaged on behalf of the Chamber choice committee.

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The 2023 winner is about to be introduced on the Small Enterprise Awards Luncheon, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 on the Marriott Muehlebach Tower.

Click on right here for extra data on the KC Chamber’s Small Enterprise Celebration.

Take a look at a photograph gallery from Thursday’s occasion beneath, then preserve studying.

Along with the Small Enterprise of the Yr, the KC Chamber will current the next specialty awards on the luncheon in June:

  • The KC Chamber Rising Enterprise Award
  • The KC Chamber Small Enterprise Fairness Award
  • The KC Chamber Weida Award for Worldwide Small Enterprise of the Yr
  • The KC Chamber Legacy of Kansas Metropolis Award

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