Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon 2019
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.
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 Valley, CBIZ/MHM, Country Club Bank, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Menlo, Mazuma Credit Union, Staples Business Advantage, US Bank, and UMB