Upcoming Events

  1. Johnson County Arts & Heritage Ribbon Cutting

    June 27 @ 4:30 pm
  2. 3rd Quarter Brew :30

    July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. How to Buy or Sell a Small Business

    July 27 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community

The owner and staff of Thinking Bigger Business Media recognize that in order for businesses to be successful, they must have a successful community in which they can do business. Keeping in mind that the organization’s mission is to help small businesses growThinking Bigger Business Media is committed to creating a successful community in which businesses have access to the information and resources they need to flourish. Here is a sampling of the programs, events and organizations that Thinking Bigger Business Media supports:

Memberships

  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; publisher is member of Small and Emerging Business committee
  • Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce
  • Independence Chamber of Commerce
  • Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Olathe Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Kansas City chapter member and former National Board Chair
  • Entrepreneurs Exchange 2
  • Catholic Business Network
  • Founding Member of StartKC

Boards & Committees

  • National Association of Women Business Owners, National Board of Directors; national chair, 2010-2011; chair-elect, 2009-2010; director, 2008-2009; National Advisory Council, 2008-2011
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Kansas City Board of Directors; national liaison, 2010-2011; immediate past president, 2005-2006 & 2008-2009; president, 2004-2005 & 2007-2008; programming chair, 2006-2007; president-elect, 2003-2004; corporate partners chair, 2002-2003
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Midwest Membership Services Council Chair, 2005-2007
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, National Governance Committee, 2005-2006
  • The X Coalition to Acceleration Women’s Enterprise (The X Coalition), 2011 to present
  • Enterprising Women Advisory Board, 2010
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council, 2004-2010; Business Growth Network Executive Committee, 2010-2011
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW-KC) Planning Committee, 2010-present
  • University of Missouri’s Bloch School of Business Advisory Board, 2002-2010
  • Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2005
  • Entrepreneurs Exchange 2, board member & programming chair, 2007-2009
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Advocate Award Sub-Committee 2006
  • Johnson County Extension program, Economic Development Committee, 2006-2009
  • Judge for U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2003 Advocate Awards
  • Arts & Recreation Foundation Board of Overland Park, KS, 2006-2008
  • Judge for MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council’s annual awards, 2005-2008
  • Small Business Summer Sizzle event at Kansas City T-Bones, planning committee, 2004-2008
  • Athena PowerLink Advisory Board member, 2004-2005
  • Kansas Women’s Business Center’s Annual Fundraising “Women of Influence” Dinner Steering Committee, 2004
  • Rockhurst University Small Business Development Center’s Advisory Board, 1997-2001; chair 1999-2001 (disbanded after 2001)
  • Home Business Connection, advisory board member, 1998-2003
  • Women in Communication; Board Member, programming committee, 2002-2003
  • Energizing Entrepreneurs advisory board member, 2000
  • Small Business Day at the Royals, planning committee, 1998-2002

Sponsorships

  • Exclusive Media Sponsor of Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Face2Face, 2005-2010
  • Corporate Gold-level sponsor of Kansas City chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, 1999 to present
  • Corporate sponsor of Kansas City Council of Women Business Owners
  • Co-sponsor of monthly GSA Networking Breakfast for Small and Minority-Owned Businesses, 1998-present
  • Corporate sponsor of Midwest chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1999 to present
  • Co-sponsor of the MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council’s Business Investment Expo, 1999-2000
  • Exclusive Media Sponsor of Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation annual golf tournament, 1999-2005
  • Exclusive Media Sponsor of Kansas City, Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business to Business Expo 2002-2006
  • Sponsor of Independence, Missouri Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Technology Expo 2002-2005
  • Corporate sponsor of Kansas City T-Bones 2003-2005
  • Sponsor of First Step Fund Annual Dinner, 2004-2005
  • Sponsor of Overland Park Chamber of Commerce’s Business to Business Expo 2000-2003
  • Sponsor for Small Business Legislative Roundtable Program, produced by Rockhurst University Small Business Development Center, 1999-2002
  • Corporate sponsor of Kansas City Blades Hockey Team, 1999-2001 seasons
  • Media sponsor for Small Business Day at the KC Royals, 1998-2002
  • Media partner with local SBA for National Small Business Week, 1998-2001
  • Member of advisory board for Energizing Entrepreneurs Conference, sponsored by Kauffman Foundation and Greater KC Chamber, April 2000.
  • Media sponsor for Small Business Day at the KC Wizards, 1999
  • Sponsor of 7th Annual Small and Home-Based Business Conference, produced by University of Missouri Outreach and Extension, October 30, 1999, Kansas City, MO
  • Media Partner for 1st annual Kansas Technology Showcase, held June 16-17, 1999 in Topeka, KS

Contact


  1. (913) 432-6690
  2. PO Box 754
        Shawnee Mission, KS
        66201-0754
  3. editor@ithinkbigger.com

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