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2017 Alumni Updates

The latest achievements of past 25 Under 25 winners were featured in the August 2017 publication of Thinking Bigger Business magazine. Find out what they were up to below!

Kansas City enjoys a rich history of entrepreneurship. Our business icons—Hall, Kauffman, Bloch, Helzberg, Kemper, Donnelly, Stowers and others—didn’t just build visionary companies. In a very real sense, they built the Kansas City we all know and love, too.

Today their legacies continue as new generations of entrepreneurs leave their mark on Kansas City.

Right now, at this very moment, there are entrepreneurs, somewhere in the five-county region, who are going to be the future Stowers or Kauffman or Bloch. They’re why we created 25 Under 25.

The 25 Under 25 Awards program is not just about honoring individual businesses—it’s also about opening the public’s eyes to the economic, social and community impact of small businesses.

The Alumni Showcase that follows is a testament to the caliber of the 25 Under 25 alumni and the entrepreneurial spirit that is still alive in Kansas City!

 Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc.

Class of 2013 


AlphaGraphics Kansas City

Class of 2016

Cowell James Forge Insurance Group

Class of 2014

 ECCO Select

Class of 2003


HSMC Orizon

Class of 2012


Quality Air Solutions

Class of 2014

SARIN Energy Solutions

Class of 2017


Spotlight Analyst Relations

Class of 2015

Staffing Kansas City

Class of 2016


Class of 2007


Technology Group Solutions

Class of 2010


The Purple Guys

Class of 2005

Towner Communications

Class of 2017


Turf etc. LLC

Class of 2014


Validity Screening Solutions

Class of 2010