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KANSAS CITY, MO (Feb 2014) Lead Bank is pleased to be the official Red Carpet Sponsor of the 14th Annual Thinking Bigger Media Inc. 25 Under 25® Awards. Thinking Bigger Business Media Inc. launched their annual 25 Under 25® Awards to recognize outstanding Kansas City businesses with fewer than 25 employees in 2002. Until then, no formal recognition program existed in the Kansas City area. This segment of business comprises the largest number of companies both locally and nationally, with roughly 83% of the Kansas City area and 86% of businesses nationwide. The 25 Under 25® Awards program is not just about honoring individual businesses, it’s also about opening the public’s eye to the economic, social and community impact of small businesses.
“Lead Bank is proud to sponsor the 25 Under 25® Awards. It’s exciting to see the growth and development of each of these businesses. We have a great appreciation for what’s happening in the Kansas City area and this is just one of our efforts to show our support of local businesses. As we open a new location in the Crossroads this summer, we look forward to being part of this innovative business community,” said Josh Rowland, Vice Chairman of Lead Bank.
An independent panel of judges consisting of area business leaders chooses the winning companies. More than 1,400 nominations were submitted. The 14th Annual 25 Under 25® Awards Gala will take place at the Downtown Marriott’s Muehlbach Tower. Festivities get underway with a cocktail reception beginning at 6:00pm, followed by dinner in the Imperial Ballroom and an upbeat multimedia awards show. The Dave Stephens Band from Los Angeles, CA will perform to close out the evening.
About Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc.
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc., a certified Woman Business Enterprise, is a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, “how-to” information, resources and connections that growth-minded small businesses need to grow to the next level. Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc. delivers information through a variety of media products, events and other channels easily accessible to business owners, including Thinking Bigger Business magazine, the annual Thinking Bigger Guide for Entrepreneurs and Smart Companies to Watch. More information is available at www.iThinkBigger.com.
About Lead Bank
For more than 85 years, Lead Bank has remained a strong independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities. With two Missouri locations in Garden City and Lee’s Summit, Lead Bank provides treasury management, lending services, and personal client products. Lead Bank also offers advisory services to companies from bookkeeping to business brokerage services through its division, Lead Business Advisors. For additional information about Lead Bank, call (816) 220.8600 or visit www.leadbankonline.com