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(KANSAS CITY, MO) May 2019 Today, The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City (AACC), announced that Lead Bank, Kansas City’s leader in financial technology and a leading small business advocate, won the 2019 Asian American Chamber of Commerce Corporation of the Year Award. These awards honor the accomplishments of local Asian Americans in business, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and professional leadership.
“The Asian Chamber has done tremendous work in Kansas City for many years in bringing together people who are committed to an inclusive vision of prosperity. Lead Bank shares in that vision of hard work and dedication to building the best Kansas City that we can. We are very proud and grateful to be the Asian Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Corporation of the Year award recipient,” said Josh Rowland, CEO and Vice Chairman.
“We are honored name Lead Bank as the Corporation of the Year. This award recognizes a corporation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in supporting Asian American businesses and their community. Award recipients also should have significant programs to encourage diverse hiring, supply chain procurement, and community support. We feel that Lead Bank exemplifies each of these key elements on a regular basis,” said Sook Park, Executive Director, Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Keynote speaker for the evening will be Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal, University of Missouri. Pete B. Browne, President and Co-Founder of Kissick Construction Company, will serve as honorary chair. Other winners include; Catherine Duong, Civic Leader of the Year, Dhanunjaya (DJ) Lakkireddy, M.D., Professional Leader of the Year Winner, and Neal Sharma, Entrepreneur of the Year.
About Asian Chamber of Commerce
The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City was formed in 1998 and serves the Kansas City metropolitan area. The AACC is committed to enhance the economic opportunities for Asian American businesses through education, networking, and advocacy while promoting community engagement and visibility. The AACC is a non-profit organization located at 8645 College Boulevard, Suite 110, Overland Park, Kan. 66210. For more information or reservations, please call 913-338-0774. You can also visit the website www.asianchamberkc.com or e-mail Sook Park, AACC Executive Director, at email@example.com .
About Lead Bank
For 90 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. The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District introduces clients to a new “era of banking.” Lead Bank is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Mr. K Award, named after the late Ewing M. Kauffman. This award goes to companies who has shown growth and sustainability of their business, a positive company culture and a record for giving back to the community. For additional information, call (816) 220.8600.
Watch our CEO Josh Rowland's acceptance speech here.