The Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday its small business award finalists.
The awards celebrate businesses that are financially successful, have a dynamic idea and are making an impact on the community.
This year’s finalists include two members of the startup community. RFP365, which created software that eases the request for proposal process, earned a spot in the top three finalists for new small business of the year. The Kansas City Startup Village, which contains nearly 30 startups, was named a finalist in the non-profit of the year category.
Other finalists include: Topp’d Pizza and Victory Automotive in the “New Small Business” category; Art’s Mexican products, El Padrino & Soccer Nation, and Office Products Alliance in the “Small Business” category; and Community Housing Wyandotte County and Duchesne Clinic in the “Non-Profit” category.
Companies may be nominated for the award by anyone, but a panel of judges chooses finalists and winners. The winners in each category will be announced at a celebratory event 11:30 a.m., June 5 at Sporting Park’s Boulevard Members Club. Mike Lundgren of VML will speak at the event, which is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased on the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce website for $40.