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Award programs seek nominees

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Two award programs are looking for nominations of outstanding women and minorities in business.

STEMMy Awards

Central Exchange celebrates the accomplishments of women in Kansas City who are setting trends and breaking barriers in STEMM fields — science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Nominations were extended through June 13 for its STEMMy Awards in the following categories:

  • Groundbreaking Leadership
  • Rising Trendsetter
  • Enterprising Innovator
  • WiSTEMM Champion
  • WiSTEMM Educator
  • Student Achiever
  • Corporate Hero

Visit the Central Exchange STEMMy Award site for more details and to nominate. The fifth annual STEMMy Awards luncheon will be Sept. 27.

Minority Enterprise Development Week

The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development is accepting nominations for Kansas minority and/or women-owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs and corporations in celebration of National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Oct. 14-20.

Nominees and winners will be recognized at the annual Kansas Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon on Oct. 11 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

“Minority and women-owned businesses are essential drivers of our Kansas economy, and this special awards ceremony will honor the tremendous accomplishments of these amazing entrepreneurs in our state,” said Robert North, interim secretary for the Kansas Department of Commerce.

The deadline to nominate a business or individual is June 15, 2018. Online nomination forms can be accessed at

Several area entrepreneurs were honored with MED Week awards in 2017. See the full list.