25 Under 25® Awards


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16th Annual 25 Under 25® Event Details | March 4, 2017 | 6 P.M.

Kansas City Downtown Marriott | Count Basie Ballroom | 200 W. 12th St., KCMO 64105
The event will NOT be on the Muehlebach side as it has been the last several years. We will be on the main side of the Marriott, in the 2nd floor Count Basie Ballroom.

Parking Options:
Valet ($25) – Located at the entrance of the Downtown Marriott
Garages ($19) – Options include the Marriott garage attached to the hotel or the Barney Allis Plaza garage with access to the Marriott through the Muehlebach skywalk.

*Because the Marriott no longer owns the garages, we cannot validate parking.*

Several events are scheduled in the Downtown area this weekend! Please plan accordingly and be patient with traffic.

6 p.m. – Reception, Red Carpet, Honoree Wall of Fame
7 p.m. – Sit-Down Dinner
8 p.m. – Awards Presentation
[9:30] p.m. – After Party, immediately following, outside of ballroom
The Dave Stephens Band will plat throughout the evening. All bars are cash.

Black-tie Optional

Meet the Class of 2017 Here

About the Awards 

History, eligibility criteria, application and selection process, benefits, events, and Awards Dinner and Gala. Read more.


Thank you to our 25 Under 25® sponsors. Click here to find out which companies support small businesses and to find out how your organization can sponsor the 25 Under 25® Awards!


Meet the winning companies from the last 15 years here, and find out what our alumni winners are saying about winning the 25 Under 25® award!

25 Under 25® Memorabilia

The memories can last a lifetime with photos, posters and a class video from 25 Under 25® events. Memorabilia is available each year after the awards event. Visit our store.

Entrepreneur Growth Series – Alumni only 

Exclusively for 25 Under 25® Alumni, this quarterly event offers alumni an opportunity to network with each other, sponsors and Thinking Bigger Business Media staff, building business and personal relationships. The event features speakers and panel discussions on different strategic business issues each quarter. Learn more.

Thank you to the 2017 25 Under 25 ® Sponsors:

Red Carpet Sponsor:

Band Sponsor:

Entrepreneurial Advocate:

Alumni Reunion Host:

V.I.P. Reception Host:

 Nomination Sponsor:

 Media Sponsor: 

Print Sponsor:

Display Sponsor:


Social Media Sponsor:

 Patron Sponsors









Alumni After Party Sponsors

CREMA (Class of 2016) Heartland Seating (Class of 2014) LeaderFuel Now (Class of 2010)

Technology Group

Solutions (Class of 2010)


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