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KC Business Announces Top 10 Companies For 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

KC Business announced the Top 10 Companies for 2012 at a networking reception on June 28 at the historic Firestone Building in Kansas City, Mo.

K-State Olathe was named the winner of the Innovation category.

“Each year we recognize the Top Companies that are making a difference in Kansas City,” said Dara Macan, president and group Publisher for Anthem Publishing Inc., the parent company of KC Business. “We’re pleased to showcase these impressive local companies and provide them with premier networking events in celebration of their great work.”

Now in its sixth year, Top Companies is open to all companies—large, small, public or private. Local businessmen and woman judge the competition, looking for innovative, well-rounded and growing businesses to round out the Top 10. In addition, the awards highlight companies taking a unique approach to business, while contributing to the community. Companies can enter into 10 separate awards categories.

KC Business announced the remaining Top 10 Companies for 2012:

Lifestyle – Portfolio Kitchen & Home

Growth – Perceptive Software

Reinvention – Meers Advertising

Empowerment – Truman Medical Centers

Diversity – DuraComm

Phoenix – Block Real Estate Services

Corporate Cool – Gail’s Harley-Davidson

Community Stewardship – NetStandard

Originality – Home Rental Services

“With more than 40 honorees this year, competition was high,” Macan said. “Each of our 2012 Top Companies truly embodies the essence of their category.”

The Top Companies dinner, where the overall Top Company is announced, was be held July 26 at Dark Horse Distillery in Lenexa, Kan. Meers Advertising was named the KC Business Top Company for 2012.