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HEMPers Recognized as Small Business Superstars

by Christina Dreiling on April 08th, 2021 in

Congratulations! 42 HEMPers and their companies have been recognized by The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as Small Business Superstars as part of their 2021 Small Business Celebration!  

Kansas Citians submitted their favorite small businesses to the Chamber, which then named those businesses "Small Business Superstars." To be named a Superstar, businesses must:

  • Be a small business with fewer than 250 employees
  • Be a for-profit business
  • Not a franchise
  • Headquartered in Greater KC


Rita Baslock, Max Electric, Inc.
Allison Berey, M:Calibrate
Joe Beveridge, Russell-Hampton Co.
Austin Bickford, BicMedia
Jeff Blackwood, New Frontier Mobile Diagnostics
Dick Brooks, Sandler Training of Kansas City
Dave Cacioppo, emfluence
Andrew Cameron, Donutology
Jeff Cates, Cates Auction
Ryan Elder, Facility Systems, Inc.
Carol Espinosa, Freedom Interiors 
Amber Goering, Goering and Granatino, P.A.
Laird Goldsborough, Valbridge Property Advisors 
Grant Gooding, PROOF
Haley Haar, AlphaGraphics Kansas City
Richard Hu, HJM Architects Inc
Angela Hurt, Veracity Consulting, Inc.
Kathy Koehler, The Koehler Bortnick Team LLC
Bill Love, Biostar Renewables
Missy Love, Alaskan Fur Company
Brandy McCombs, IBC
Nancy McCullough, e2E
Melea McRae, Crux KC LLC
Matthew Moore, Martin City Brewery
Danny O'Neill, The Roasterie, Inc.
Dave Perky, TPP Certified Public Accountants, LLC
Jeanette Prenger, ECCO Select
Dr. Michelle Robin, Your Wellness Connections, P.A.
Jon Schram, The Purple Guys
Paul Shoemaker, Empowered Electric
Travis Siegfried, Certified Radon
Dan Stalp, Sandler Training of Kansas City
John Starr, UltraSource, LLC
Jeff Stoner, Ethos Medical Staffing
Gina Stuelke, Kenton Brothers Inc. Systems for Security
Jay Tomlinson, HELIX Architecture + Design
Kevin Tubbesing, The Land Source
Justin Watkins, Native Digital
Duey Williams, SKYLINE E3 INC
Kelly WIlson, Weave Gotcha Covered!
Ryan Wyse, Code Koalas
Mike Zimmerman, Artisan Technology Group LLC

A full list of those honored can be found here.