Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon 2019

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Name: Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon 2019
Date: May 23, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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Event Description:
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is the Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor!

Meet and mingle with the CEOs/leaders of the 2019 Top 10 Small Businesses as we announce the Small Business of the Year Mr. 'K' Award, the Diverse Small Business Award, the Legacy of KC Award, the Entrepreneur Award, and the International Award winners.

Panel discussion: Digital media innovation and what it means for KC companies

New media and technologies are changing the way people experience industries ranging from ​entertainment to retail. Hear how these technologies will continue to change customer experiences and expectations. The discussion will be driven by Victor Hwang, moderator, VP of Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and includes:

  • Carl Choi, Founder & CEO of The Great Company, creating interactive and immersive experiences for entertainment, global brands, and cultural institutions.
  • Megan Elliott, founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for the Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Former Director and CEO of digital media think-tank X Media Lab.
  • Tony Patrick, founder of the Tenfold Gaming Initiative, and creative writer of documentaries, screenplays, and DC Comics.
Registration is $45 for KC Chamber members and $55 for non-members.

Thank you to the following companies that are giving extra support to the KC Chamber’s small business efforts. Our Small Business Programming Presenting Sponsors for 2019 are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and KCP&L. Candidates’ Showcase Presenting Sponsor is American Century Investments. Top 10 Think Tank Presenting Sponsor is Bank Midwest. Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor is Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Executive Sponsor is SS&C/DST. Partner Level Sponsors are Google and Union Station. Associate Level Sponsors are Bank of Blue ValleyCBIZ/MHMCountry Club BankEnterprise Bank & Trust, MenloMazuma Credit UnionStaples Business Advantage, US Bank, and UMB
Event Sponsors:
  • Staples
Event Sponsors:
  • k12itc

Small Business Programming Presenting Sponsors for 2019

Candidates' Showcase Presenting Sponsor

Top 10 Think Tank Presenting Sponsor

Awards Luncheon Presenting Sponsor

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Muehlebach Tower - Imperial Ballroom
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Starts: 11:30 AM
Ends: 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
Laura Dryden, Events Director
Phone: (816) 374-5444
Individual Tickets:
Members $45
Non-Members $55
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