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K-State Today

July 9, 2012



K-State Olathe earns top 10 recognition in KC Business Awards

By Kristi Northcutt, K-State Olathe

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

Kansas State University 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 Magazine. "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 women 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 10 awards categories.

KC Business Magazine is proud to announce the other 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."