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Charlie Hustle is the 2021 Small Business of the Year

CHARLIE HUSTLE WINS 2021 SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · KC Chamber

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2021 Small Business of the Year is Charlie Hustle! Founder and CEO Chase McAnulty accepted the Mr. K Award at the Chamber’s Small Business Celebration Awards Luncheon, Thursday June 24 at the Downtown Marriott. Read Article
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KC Chamber Announces Small Business Superstars Across Kansas City

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Small Business Celebration

One of the oldest and largest small business celebrations in the country just got even bigger. The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has expanded the Small Business Celebration to recognize more than 1,200 of KC’s small businesses as Small Business Superstars, to kick off the Chamber’s annual event. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Lead Bank - Where are they now?

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Member News · Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · Case Study

When Lead Bank President & CEO Josh Rowland talks about the role his bank is playing to help people during this global pandemic, it’s clear he understands why banks are so important right now. “Banking is really an essential service and we have a job to do. We have a job to make sure people are getting access to their money. And the ways they have to manage their business.” Read Article
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Pro Athlete, Inc. Wins 2020 Small Business of the Year

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Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · Small Business

It’s a home run for Pro Athlete, Inc. The eCommerce business was named the KC Chamber’s 2020 Small Business of the Year at the Chamber’s first-ever virtual Small Business Award Event. CEO Andrew Dowis was virtually presented with the Mr. K Award, named after Kansas City’s legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ewing Marion Kauffman. “This is a huge honor,” said CEO Andrew Dowis accepting the award. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Traders Insurance

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Member News · Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · Case Study

To hear an insurance agency say “we love claims!” might make you a little skeptical. But when you hear the team at Traders Insurance say why they love claims, you can understand why the 46-year-old agency is a 2020 Top Ten Small Business. “We love claims,” said CEO Mark Concannon. “We don’t like the real trauma accidents cause, but we welcome the opportunity to deliver on our promise. It’s our opportunity to shine. We service thousands of claims every month and we constantly look for ways to achieve better, faster resolution of claims.” Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Prairie Elder Care

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Member News · Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · Case Study

When an elementary school teacher and an RN set out to combine their skills and talents in 2012, they wanted to do something that would help others. Sisters-in-law Mandy Shoemaker and Michala Gibson purchased Elder Care and Transitions Consulting LLC in 2013, a geriatric care management company. As they helped people navigate care for elderly, Mandy and Michala realized there was a need for dementia care that provided something different. They knew they could be different. In 2014, they founded Prairie Elder Care. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Pro Athlete

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Member News · Small Business Celebration · Business Awards · Case Study

For a company that prides itself on its office culture, physical workspace, and unique employee perks such as an in-house trainer, chef, and even a hair stylist, 2020 Top 10 Small Business Pro Athlete spent a lot of time reflecting on their core values when COVID hit. Founded in a shopping center in 1987, Pro Athlete has evolved into an eCommerce giant that now operates from its own facility in Parkville. Pro Athlete has become a go-to retailer in the area for baseball bats and gloves. Read Article
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Member Spotlight: Signal Theory

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For advertising and marketing firm Signal Theory, the name isn’t just a name. It’s how this Top 10 Small Business approaches their work – through signals. Read Article