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                                                     Top 10 Small Businesses:
                                                     Growing to be No. 1
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             e started out with    entrepreneurs vying to be The      ble beginnings, the inner work-       1989: Kansas City Valve            11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May
             more than 1,000       Chamber’s 2009 Small Business      ings of their companies, and the            & Fitting Co.                20, at the Hyatt Regency Crown
             nominations and       of the Year and Mr. K Award        strategic steps they’re taking to     1988: Cerner Corp.                 Center when our co-chairs,
             134 candidates,       recipient (an award named after    build on their huge successes.        1987: NKH&W                        Aaron and Connie Zack of Sun-
             and now the list is   famed philanthropist and entre-       Past winners of The Chamber’s            (now Nicholson Kovac)        light Saunas™, announce the
down to 10.                        preneur Ewing Kauffman).           Small Business of the Year and        1987: Blankenship                  2009 Small Business of the Year
  This year marks The Cham-           On the following pages,         Mr. K Award include:                        Distributors Inc.            and Mr. K Award recipient at
ber’s 23rd annual Small Busi-      you’ll learn about the hardwork-                                                                            the Small Business Celebration
ness Celebration, and we’re        ing companies within the small       2008: Sunlight Saunas™               Small business is a big deal at   Awards Luncheon. This year’s
pleased to present the Top 10      business industry — their hum-       2007: ViraCor Laboratories        The Chamber. Representing over       theme is “Growing the Future
                                                                        2006: Hoefer Wysocki              90 percent of Chamber mem-           of Greater Kansas City.” The
                                                                              Architects                  bership, small businesses defi-       anticipation to announce the
                                                                        2005: S&M NuTec                   nitely help keep Greater Kansas      winner is growing as well. Be a
                                                                        2004: LaserCycle Inc.             City growing. Cheer on your          part of one of the most exciting
                                                                        2003: DATACORE Marketing          favorite with our Small Business     events of the year and witness
                                                                              Inc.                        Celebration overall event spon-      the big announcement for one
                                                                        2002: Strickland Construction     sor, the Kauffman Foundation,        of our Top 10 Small Businesses!
                                                                        2001: CommuniTech.Net             and overall media sponsor, The       This event is sponsored by As-
                                                                        2000: SKC Communication           Kansas City Star.                    surant Employee Benefits and
                                                                              Products Inc.                  Get the inside story on the       our media sponsor, News Radio
                                                                        1999: Missouri Bank               successful Top 10 Small Busi-        980 KMBZ.
                                                                        1998: Marketing Associates        ness CEOs at the Top 10 Break-          For additional information
                                                                              International               fast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday,       about The Chamber’s Small
                                                                        1997: Gould Evans Affiliates       May 7, at the Kansas City            Business Celebration or for tick-
                                                                        1996: Worth Harley-Davidson       Downtown Marriott. Find out          ets, visit www.kcchamber.com
                                                                        1995: Robert O’Byrne &            how the intricate planning and       and use the keyword sbceleb09.
                                                                              Associates Inc.             lessons learned helped mold
                                                                        1994: Phelps Tool & Die Co.       these CEOs and their companies
                                                                              Inc.                        into the powerhouses they are
                                                                        1993: Bagel & Bagel Inc.          today. This event is sponsored by
                                                                        1992: OTR Express Inc.            US Bank and our media spon-
                                                                        1991: Big Bob’s Used Carpet       sor, News Radio 980 KMBZ.
                                                                              Shops of America Inc.          We’ll culminate three months
                                                                        1990: PB&J Corp.                  of honoring small business at




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     ● A.L. Huber general contractor ● Athletic & Rehabilitation Center ● Canterbury Schools ● ColorMark, Inc. ● EMR, Inc. ● HiSonic, Inc.
       ● Kansas City Internal Medicine ● Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C. ● Sound Products, Inc. ● Worldwide Clinical Research, Inc.

                                                                         Approximately 75 percent of          excel by cultivating a culture       features sessions on developing
                                                                         projects are repeat business from    that embodies and celebrates         best practices and sessions led
                                                                         satisfied customers.                  success. Employees have access       by clients to help the staff better
                                                                            The company was named the         to the best technology avail-        understand their specific needs.
                                                                         2008 General Contractor of the       able to hone their skills, tuition      The company also has an
                                                                         Year by the American Subcon-         reimbursement and leadership         integrated wellness program for
                                                                         tractor’s Association of Greater     training programs, all backed        employees and their families
                                                                         Kansas City and was recognized       by a mission that encourages         that includes monthly challenges
                                                                         by Ingram’s magazine in its 2007     employees to be a catalyst for       centered around exercise and
                                                                         corporate report for the Kansas      change by redefining excellence       healthy diets, free weekly Pilates
                                                                         City area’s “100 Fastest-Growing     in the health care industry.         classes, free workouts at any
                                                                         Companies.” The company’s               Employees are committed to        Athletic & Rehabilitation Cen-
                                                                         primary goal on every project is     providing the best in client care.   ter facility, and free ergonomic
                                                                         to construct each building with      To help staff maintain that client   workstation assessments from
                                                                         respect, integrity and excellence.   focus and cross-train one anoth-     occupational and physical thera-
A.L. Huber general contractor                                                                                 er, Athletic & Rehabilitation Cen-   pists.
                                                                                                              ter has instituted a formalized         ARC = Redefining Strength.
Joe Huber, vice president; Augie Huber, CEO;                             ATHLETIC &                           training program. This program
Phil Thomas, president; and Randy Huber, vice president                  REHABILITATION
                                      professional career through
                                                                         CENTER
A.L. HUBER                            leadership training and 100 per-      Averaging 50 percent annual
GENERAL                               cent tuition reimbursement. The
                                      company is continually recog-
                                                                         growth each year for the past
                                                                         three years doesn’t come easily
CONTRACTOR                            nizing employees for their many
                                      accomplishments and volunteer
                                                                         in this economy. It takes hard
                                                                         work, dedication and innova-
   A.L. Huber is a leader in com-     hours.                             tion. Athletic & Rehabilitation
mercial construction. The com-           Employees are encouraged to     Center has all of that and more.
pany provides general contract-       participate in community service   A company that started with
ing, construction management,         projects, and the company was      just four employees in 2003
pre-construction and design/          honored with the Associated        has developed into a successful
build services. It has earned         General Contractors of Amer-       company with 60 professionals,
a great reputation for provid-        ica 2008 Community Service         seven state-of-the art rehabilita-
ing superior-quality services to      Award. Currently A.L. Huber        tion centers and thousands of
clients in the Kansas City area       is leading a team renovating a     clients — remarkable results
since 1903.                           teen center for Community LINC     from remarkable people.              Athletic & Rehabilitation Center
   This family-owned business         through Project Change.               At Athletic & Rehabilitation
treats its employees like fam-           A.L. Huber’s dedicated con-
                                                                                                              Matthew Condon, president/CEO;
                                                                         Center, culture is king. The
ily, too. All employees have the      struction professionals settle     company helps all employees          and Kevin O’Rourke, CFO
opportunity to advance their          for nothing less than the best.
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                                                                             Sound Products customizes          and Ingram’s magazine listed       encourages an 87 percent re-
                                                                          innovative audio, video and se-       Worldwide Clinical Research as     peat business rate. Over the
                                                                          curity solutions to meet specific      No. 3 in its “Corporate Report     past three years, the company
                                                                          customer needs. An impressive         100” and named it among Kan-       has been able to increase the
                                                                          95 percent of Sound Products’         sas City’s “Best Companies to      number of employees and an-
                                                                          clients rate its service as good or   Work For.”                         nual revenue growth despite the
                                                                          excellent. The company prides            The organization also commits   economy.
                                                                          itself on its long-term collabora-    itself to the community through       Worldwide Clinical Research
                                                                          tive business partnerships with       volunteer efforts. Community       has instituted several benefits for
                                                                          customers.                            service projects include work      its staff. Employees participate
                                                                             Pay close attention to the         within the Humane Society, Girl    in the 2009 Year of Wellness that
                                                                          quality of sound in the next
                                                                          office building, gymnasium,
Sound Products, Inc.                                                      restaurant or retail store. You
                                                                          could be experiencing the “vibe”
Mark Rau, general manager, and Robbin Reynolds,                           of Sound Products.
president
                                                                          WORLDWIDE
  SOUND                              and security and surveillance
                                     systems in both the corporate        CLINICAL
  PRODUCTS, INC.                     and public sectors.
                                        The largest independent DMX
                                                                          RESEARCH, INC.
    Silence is not golden and suc-   background music dealer in the          Worldwide Clinical Research,
cess has a soundtrack when it        country, Sound Products serves       Inc. provides clinical research
comes to Sound Products, Inc.        more than 2,500 customers            services to biotechnology and
It’s the place to go when you        across the United States. One        pharmaceutical clients through-
want to add the “wow” factor to      word best describes this vibrant     out the country and around the        Worldwide Clinical Research, Inc.
your business environment.           company: “vibe.” Sound Prod-         world.
                                     ucts strives to create a vibe in        Founded in 2000, this              Barbara Geiger, president and CEO
    Established in 1990, the com-
pany began offering two prod-        its customers’ locations that will   woman-owned company has
ucts — background music deliv-       energize their workplace or busi-    already been recognized for its       Scouts of America and others.      consists of monthlong commu-
ered by satellite and drive-thru     ness setting. Its programs pump      success and staying power. In         Employees in Latin America         nity service activities, national
headsets for fast food restau-       up the volume of customers’          2007 it won a Top 25 Under            follow the lead in participat-     wellness events, charitable con-
rants. Now the company offers        marketing programs. It believes      25 Award from Kansas City             ing in local community service     tributions and a variety of well-
much more, including audio and       that if any business is seen but     Small Business Monthly. Last          projects.                          ness topics. As part of the cam-
video environments, audio and        not heard, the proprietors are       year Working Mother maga-                Modeled from its core value     paign, employees were given a
video marketing programs, in-        missing some “sound” opportu-        zine named it among the “Best         of integrity, Worldwide Clinical   wellness calendar with tips on
tercom communication systems,        nities.                              Women-Owned Companies,”               Research’s high-quality service    how to live healthier in 2009.

								
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