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.
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.
Here are the winners of the 18th annual 25 Under 25 Small Business Awards:
- Advantage Pressure Pro
- Bulldog Professional Inspection Services
- Chief of Staff
- Digital Maelstrom
- Fresh Approach Cleaning Professionals
- HMC Performance Coatings
- KC Wine Co
- Love Letters
- Mi Rancho Tequila
- Midwest Comfort Homes
- Moxi Events
- MSP Consulting
- My Child Advocate
- Otto Service of Kansas City
- Porter Teleo
- Shamerrific Shine
- Smith Mohlman
- TaxesPlus Inc.
- The Running Well Store
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