In March, dozen of applications were judged and the top three businesses in each category were announced. Since then the finalists underwent site visits from a team of judges, including an extensive interview process. The team of judges, made up of past award winners, indicated it was a very difficult descision this year due to such excellent finalists.
The award is split up into two categories based on employee count: the 1-20 Employees category and the 20+ Employees category. Finalist in the 1-20 employees category included: Collins | Webb Architecture, SERVPRO Lee’s Summit and University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit. Finalist in the 20+ employees category included: Frontier Justice, GEHA and Saint Luke’s Surgicenter-Lee’s Summit.