24th Business Excellence Awards

PCEDC StaffNews

With 350 in attendance, the Platte County Economic Development Council celebrated its 24th Annual Business Excellence Luncheon on Friday, December 12 at the Embassy Suites KCI.  North Kansas City Hospital sponsored the member gift, the printed program was sponsored by TranSystems, and Candid Marketing provided the marketing collateral for the event. A VIP reception, sponsored by the Embassy Suites KCI, was held prior to the lunch for award winners, elected officials, and Platte County EDC Board members.

Seven Platte County companies were awarded Business Excellence awards for job creation and/or significant expansion and investment projects. These seven companies contributed $92 million in public and private investment, filled over 1 million-square-feet of space and currently provide employment to over 1,500 people.

Community Development awards were given from the communities of: Kansas City, Parkville, Platte City, Riverside and Weston. “Our annual Business Excellence lunch is an opportunity for the Platte County EDC and its members to say ‘thank you’ to those businesses which have chosen Platte County as the premier location to operate a successful and profitable business,” said Executive Director Alicia Stephens. “Our businesses are growing and expanding and this was a great event focused on celebrating our businesses’ success.”

Click here to view event pictures and details on award winners.