Local Companies Win Kansas Minority and Women Business Awards

Several companies from the Kansas City area will be recognized this month during Kansas’ Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon.

The 30th annual luncheon, hosted by the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, in Topeka.

Presented during Kansas Minority Enterprise Development Week, the event will recognize 13 companies and three individuals for their support of minority and women-owned businesses in Kansas.

“Minority Enterprise Development Week is a great opportunity to honor the minority and women owned businesses in our state,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said in a release. “The companies and entrepreneurs recognized at the awards luncheon stand out for their tremendous contributions to their communities and our economy. They are leaders who help make Kansas a great place to live and work.”

The 2014 winners to be honored at the luncheon:

Company Awards – Kansas Women-Owned Businesses

Company Awards – Kansas Minority-Owned Businesses

Individual Awards

  • Corporation of the Year: KCP&L, Terry Bassham, President/CEO, Kansas City

Registration is required to attend the luncheon at $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. Deadline is Oct. 8. To register, go to KansasCommerce.com/MEDWeek or contact Rhonda Harris, director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Development, at (785) 296-3425 or rharris@kansascommerce.com.