2019 25U25

25 Under 25 Awards LogoNominations for the 18th annual 25 Under 25 Awards are open Aug. 1, 2018, through Sept. 28, 2018. Nominate as many eligible companies as you’d like — there’s no limit. Self-nominations are encouraged.

Thinking Bigger Business Media’s 25 Under 25 Awards celebrate 25 outstanding small businesses with 25 or fewer employees in the Greater Kansas City area. Only one nomination per company is necessary — all nominees will be invited to apply. To earn the award, nominated companies must submit an application by the deadline in November. An independent panel of judges will choose the winners.

If you are planning to nominate several companies, you may submit a spreadsheet instead of using the nomination form below. Please include your contact information as well as the company name, contact name, address, telephone number and contact email address for each company you nominate. Submit your spreadsheets to Katie Bean.



  • Employ 25 or fewer full-time
    employees (or full-time equivalents)
  • Operate a for-profit business for 3 or more years
  • Be located within the Greater Kansas City area


  • Application notices are mailed to all nominated companies at the end of the nomination period in early October.
  • Winners are announced in mid-December.
  • The 18th Annual 25 Under 25 Awards Gala will be February 23, 2019.
  • For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lisa Rockett, (913) 432-6690.

Thank You:

EAG - Nominations Sponsor for 2015 25 Under 25® Small Business Awards

2019 Nomination Sponsor

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