Kansas City unveils 2024 small business contenders

"Kansas Contenders 2024"

The Kansas City Chamber of Commerce recently disclosed the contenders for the 2024 Small Business of the Year award. These businesses, belonging to an array of industries, have displayed exceptional growth and dedication to the community.

The Chamber’s President and CEO, Joe Reardon, disclosed that they received 60 applications and expressed his enthusiasm for such active participation. He also outlined the difficulty in deciding the winners due to the impressive quality of all entries.

Top-tier businesses were unveiled during an exclusive event sponsored by UMB Bank. Revealing these standouts helped emphasize their commitment to supporting industry leaders and cultivating a thriving business community.

One of the acknowledged participants is Sherry Lumpkins from Blue Symphony, who felt “like royalty for a day” upon receiving the nomination. However, she shared that the journey getting here was far more important than the actual accolade.

The shortlisted businesses span various sectors and bring unique strategies to the table.

Showcasing 2024 Kansas City business contenders

Each firm aims to ensure customer satisfaction and makes a significant impact in their respective areas.

The Small Business of the Year will be announced on June 13th at the Small Business Awards Luncheon held at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City. Post-award ceremony, attendees will have the chance to network and partake in industry-specific workshops and breakout sessions led by seasoned professionals.

On-site will be an exhibition showcasing the latest advancements in small business practices, encouraging attendees to uncover innovative solutions to enhance their businesses.

Those attending are required to be in formal attire and are expected to complete registration by 9:30 am. Catering will be provided.

We eagerly anticipate your participation on June 13th, an opportunity to celebrate achievements, gain insights, and network with peers in the small business sector.