Search for Holiday Chocolate Bar Designer | Lead Bank

Jul 14, 2016

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The Search is on for Local Artists to create Holiday Chocolate Bar Design

Lead Bank, Bizz & Weezy to host Charitable Chocolates contest to celebrate Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO (JULY 2016) Bizz & Weezy Confections and Lead Bank are seeking local artists to submit holiday-inspired sketches that could appear on a limited-edition chocolate bar this December.

“Being located in Kansas City’s Crossroads, we see the vibrant art scene at work everyday. We are partnering with Bizz & Weezy Confections on the Charitable Chocolate contest to support and promote local artists and local business,” said Josh Rowland, vice chairman of Lead Bank.

Professional and amateur artists alike have until September 14 to submit any 3.4”x 3.4” and two-dimensional work of art, in reproducible format to be considered for the competition.

The top 10 selected images will be displayed in the art space next to Bizz & Weezy Confections from September 26-December 31, 2016. The top two selected artists will have their art reproduced on Bizz & Weezy Confections chocolate bars that will be for sale throughout the month of December. The winners will be decided by vote by popular vote on social media.

For every box of chocolates sold, Lead Bank will donate $5 to the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) and the winning artists will receive a commission of $.50 per chocolate sold.

“It is our hope that many talented artists take this opportunity to submit their work,” said Jonathan Pitcher, owner of Bizz & Weezy Confections. “We are excited to see the local talent and creativity.”

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 locations in Garden City, Lee’s Summit and now the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank continues to provide 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. The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District introduces clients to a new “era of banking.”

For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit 

About Bizz & Weezy Confections

Bizz & Weezy Confections originally started as an online web company selling high quality truffles and caramels nationwide. They broke into the retail market in 2012 selling their creations wholesale to retailers in the Kansas City marketplace. In 2015, Bizz & Weezy opened their first retail store in The Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City showcasing their 40+ flavors of caramels and 30+ truffle creations as well as other sundry goods and sweet treats. They also have a full service coffee bar at this location serving breakfast and Lunch. They have recently introduced breakfast and lunch catering and a line of private label truffle creations. You may purchase in person at their retail operation or on line at

For additional information, please contact them at 866.062.7953

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