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Thinking Bigger announces 2019 class of 25 Under 25 Award winners

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A new cohort of outstanding Kansas City-area small businesses has been selected as the 2019 class of 25 Under 25 Small Business Award honorees.

The selected companies embody this year’s event theme, “Go Places. Think Bigger.” Some are growing and moving into new, larger headquarters. One honoree, Mi Rancho Tequila, just signed an international distribution agreement.

25 Under 25 awardsThe cohort includes businesses all over the KC metro, from Tonganoxie to Blue Springs.

An independent panel of judges selected the honorees for Thinking Bigger Business Media’s 18th annual award program. The companies must be Kansas City-area for-profit businesses that have been in operation for at least three years and have fewer than 25 full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees.

The award recognizes small-but-mighty businesses, which are critical to the economy: 89 percent of U.S. businesses have 20 or fewer employees, according to 2016 U.S. Census data.

25 Under 25 Award

For this award, companies are judged on financial stability, ability to overcome adversity and challenges, community involvement, distinguishing or defining characteristics, and company vision.

Winners will be recognized at a black-tie dinner and gala Feb. 23 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Muehlebach Tower. Tickets are on sale now, and prices will increase Jan. 1.

For tickets and other information about the gala and awards, visit 25under25.com.

2019 Winners

Here are the winners of the 18th annual 25 Under 25 Small Business Awards:

Follow the links above to read articles about the company written by Thinking Bigger.