Earlier this year, the Kansas City Business Journal announced 16 Champions of Business. A virtual awards ceremony was held Oct. 27 to celebrate the honorees. Of these companies, 11 were honored for the first time. Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) and Intouch Group entered the Hall of Champions after winning the award for the third time. This was a memorable year for AMU to be recognized, as the company is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. AMU was also honored in 2018 and 2019.
“Champions of Business honors metro area for-profit companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. Honorees were chosen by a panel of five judges.” (KCBJ) To be eligible to receive Champions of Business honors, companies have to be in business for at least three years and have gross revenue of at least $3 million annually. (KCBJ)
As part of this year’s celebration, CEOs of the winning organizations shared more about their success in exclusive videos. View AMU’s video here. Kansas City Business Journal editor Brian Kaberline also conducted interviews with Andy Sareyan (AMU) and Faruk Capan (Intouch Group), CEOs of the 2020 Hall of Champions companies, to discuss how the qualities that shape Champions of Business winners enable their companies to succeed and lead through challenging times and beyond.
This year’s honorees include: Acendas Travel, Andrews McMeel Universal, Block Real Estate Services, Chicken N Pickle, Commerce Bank, Custom Truck One Source, Dimensional Innovations, Generator Studio, Intouch Group, JE Dunn Construction, Netsmart, Pivot International, SnapIt Solutions, TREKK Design Group, WellSky and Woodley Building Maintenance.