The Overland Park Chamber of Commerce appreciates the support of the following corporate partners and sponsors.
For 100 years, Black & Veatch has been providing engineering, consulting and construction solutions addressing the world’s critical human infrastructure needs. Around the world, its professionals provide the building blocks for business, technology and communities to grow and prosper. Locally, Black & Veatch has more than 3,300 professionals throughout the greater Kansas City area. Globally, more than 10,000 professionals connect communities by delivering safe, reliable electricity, energy, clean water and instant access to communications from more than 100 offices across six continents. The company has completed projects in more than 100 countries, and continues to expand its global presence.
Central Bank of the Midwest, which includes location branches formerly known as Metcalf Bank, is positioning itself to be the leading financial service provider in Overland Park and the greater Kansas City area by providing customers with quality financial solutions and exceptional customer service. As part of Central Bancompany, Central Bank of the Midwest has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Banks for six years in a row. Central Bank of the Midwest has a full line of financial products to accommodate your business and personal financial needs.
Empower Retirement combines the retirement resources, expertise and scale of Great-West Financial, Great-West Financial Retirement Plan Services (formerly J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services) and Putnam Investments. It is one of the largest retirement services providers in the U.S. market with more than seven million defined contribution participants. The organization serves every segment of the employer-sponsored retirement plan market: small, midsize and large corporate 401(k) clients, government 457 plans, and non-profit 403(b) entities, as well as private label recordkeeping clients. With four main offices – in Denver, Boston, Overland Park and Milwaukee – Empower prides itself on giving back to the communities in which it operates. In the Kansas City metropolitan area, Empower is proud to support Operation Breakthrough, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and other organizations supporting families and the arts.
HCA Midwest Health is Kansas City's largest health care network consisting of hospitals including Menorah Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center (OPRMC) plus outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, and surgery centers. Through community engagement, servant leadership and a commitment to the highest medical standards, Menorah and OPRMC have helped make Overland Park one of the healthiest communities in the nation. Both hospitals are part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and Menorah is the only hospital in Johnson County to offer both 3D mammography and 3D ultrasound. Additionally, the hospital is home to the region’s only Genitourinary Cancer clinic, specializing in Genitourinary Oncology, Genitourinary Malignancies, Urinary Tract Malignancies, Male Genital Malignancies and many other urinary tract conditions. OPRMC’s level III NICU offers the area’s most advanced level of NICU care. Additionally, Overland Park Regional Medical Center is a certified Level II Trauma Center.
Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) is a complete network of health care facilities and services located throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities. The network includes Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) in Merriam, a 504-bed facility with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually; SMH – Prairie Star, a comprehensive health care facility located in western Lenexa, Kan.; as well as physician practices throughout Johnson County. SMH serves nearly 70,000 patients in its emergency departments annually, has the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center and delivers more babies each year at SMMC than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. The network employs more than 3,000 local residents and supports a staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff of any full-service hospital in Kansas City.
Sprint is globally and nationally recognized for leadership in innovation, sustainable business practices and the good works it does in local communities through education, employee volunteerism and giving. Sprint has changed the way people communicate, how they work and how they stay connected on the go. It strives to connect its employees with what matters to people, product and planet. As part of its commitment to bringing innovation and technology to Kansas City, Sprint opened the Sprint Accelerator to deliver year-round programming including mentor engagement, STEM programs, entrepreneurial community collaboration and co-working space for startups. Sprint is proud to call Kansas City its hometown. Sprint, the Sprint Foundation and Sprint employees contribute millions to the Kansas City metro area through donations, sponsorships and volunteer hours. The company’s 200-acre headquarters in Overland Park is one of the most environmentally responsible campuses in the country. For more information: www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Affinis Corp employees are experts in transportation design, stormwater management, traffic engineering, and land surveying. But the company’s true expertise lies in engineering ways to make life easier. Making life easier happens a lot of ways. It’s collaborating with clients to understand problems and explore solutions. It’s being conscientious stewards of community resources and funds. It’s always striving for higher levels of service and end-user satisfaction. It’s asking for honest feedback and acting on suggestions. It’s embracing change, taking advantage of technology, and being not only a client team member, but an advocate for communities as well. Affinis has a high ratio of repeat clients, 96 percent, which speaks to the need for its philosophy in the marketplace and to its success in living it. Because relationships were so important to our founders, they chose the Latin word for “relationships” as their company name.
More than a half century ago, Jim Stowers, Jr., founded a small asset management firm in his one-bedroom Kansas City apartment. His vision was to create a company dedicated to integrity, performance and service all focused on one objective: helping investors reach their financial goals. Today, American Century Investments is a leading asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve health and save lives. The company has 1,300+ employees and six global offices.
The founders of Corporate Woods were ahead of their time forty years ago when they had a vision to build an office park where natural beauty was the defining characteristic. Now one of the premier office parks in the Midwest, Corporate Woods® features 294 acres of forest, trails, green space, and approximately 2,100,000 square feet of commercial real estate for lease in some of the most modern and visually appealing buildings in the Kansas City Metro area. Twenty of these office buildings, as well as the retail shops, are managed and leased by Block Real Estate Services, LLC.
Edward Jones has nearly 40 branch teams in Overland Park.
Superior products and unparalleled customer service are top priorities at First National Bank. In order to accomplish this mission, bank leaders created a formula for success that recruits the best employees, maintains a positive work environment and supports teamwork to achieve common goals – all with their customers in mind. As both a company and a group of people, there is little First National Bank values more than its communities. The bank is dedicated to making communities stronger and healthier at every level. Along with a variety of community sponsorships and involvement in Johnson County school districts, First National Bank uses a Community Outreach Committee and encourages employees to give back to the community every single day. First National Bank serves many leading government and corporate entities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. With a wide variety of services, First National Bank has the account to meet your needs whether it is for a business or an individual. From commercial lending, wealth management, private banking and small business all the way to individual checking and saving accounts and home mortgages. Find out what it’s like to have a bank of your own.
JE Dunn Construction has been doing business in the Kansas City area and Overland Park for more than 90 years. JE Dunn has been recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as one of the “Best Companies to Work For” in recognition of management practices, educational and advancement opportunities, benefits and employee satisfaction. Notable examples of JE Dunn’s presence in Overland Park include several new projects and renovations at Johnson County Community College; Church of the Holy Cross, multiple projects in Rosana Square, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, the Overland Park 9/11 Memorial, and work at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas and St. Luke’s South Hospital. Corporate office campuses include Corporate Woods, Sprint World Headquarters and Black & Veatch’s World Headquarters. In 2015, JE Dunn was ranked the tenth largest general building contractor in the United States.
With more than 46,000 students enrolled in credit and noncredit classes each year, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education. Known for excellence in programming and teaching, JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses and 150 career and certificate programs that prepare students for employment. JCCC’s noncredit workforce development program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area.
For more than 125 years, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has played an important role in the growth and development of the Kansas City region as an affordable, reliable electricity provider.
Through KCP&L, the Kansas City region benefits from:
• Economic Development Support – KCP&L helps customers strengthen their businesses with site selection, web development, branding and strategic planning assistance.
• Economic Development Incentive – KCP&L provides an Economic Development Rider (EDR) discount for qualifying commercial and industrial customer expansions or new projects.
• Competitive Rates – KCP&L’s rates continue to be below the national average, making the region attractive to business and economic development.
• Reliability and Customer Service – KCP&L is consistently recognized as one of the most reliable utilities in the Midwest.
• Sufficient Electricity – KCP&L’s coal-fired power plant, Iatan 2, is one of the cleanest in the country and will meet growing demand, making local energy future more certain.
Kansas Gas Service is the largest natural gas distribution utility in Kansas, providing clean, reliable natural gas to more than 634,000 customers in 360 communities. It is a division of ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS), a natural gas distribution company and the successor to the company founded in 1906 as Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, which became ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) in 1980. On January 31, 2014, ONE Gas officially separated from ONEOK into a stand-alone, 100 percent regulated, publicly traded natural gas utility. ONE Gas provides natural gas distribution services to more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. ONE Gas is one of the largest publicly traded, 100 percent regulated, natural gas utilities in the United States.
Saint Luke’s Health System, which dates back to 1882, is an integrated system of 10 hospitals and campuses with more than 9,500 employees caring for a metropolitan area of two million people, and a service area spanning 67 counties in Missouri and Kansas. Saint Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park is home to the renowned Hip & Knee Center, an emergency department accredited as a Primary Stroke Center, the Jacobson & McElliott Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, Birth & Women’s Center with Level IIIa NICU, and Goppert Breast Center with 3-D mammography. Saint Luke’s Multispecialty Clinic-Mission Farms offers a wide range of health care services under one roof. For more information: (816) 932-5100.
As the needs of workforce grow and change, the University of Kansas Edwards Campus is ever evolving to be a leader in meeting and exceeding these demands. Focused on providing flexible course scheduling and on-site student services to working adults, the Edwards Campus brings more than 25 high-quality academic programs and research from the University of Kansas to Greater Kansas City. Since opening in 1993, the campus has contributed more than $400 million to the Johnson County economy through education, research and service initiatives. The campus has close ties to metro-area community colleges and companies, and partners with them to identify workforce needs. KU’s Continuing Education on the Edwards Campus affords enhanced opportunities to create a hub for undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional development and training for Greater Kansas City and the region. Centers and institutes at KU Edwards including the Confucius Institute, Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, Hartley Audiology Clinic, Center for STEM Learning and the KU Public Management Center partner with the community to develop innovative research and address pressing societal needs.
LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SPONSORS
AdamsGabbert (AG) is more than a business consultant. It’s a partner dedicated to helping businesses succeed. Founded in 1999 and based in Overland Park, AG is a catalyst for growth, a spark for innovation, and a facilitator of progress. AG focuses on staffing and recruiting, technology services, and consulting – all designed to make business better for clients. Proud to be a certified WBE, AG’s overarching philosophy is to deliver on promises to its clients, associates and community. AG knows its success relies on delivering results.
Founded in 2008, Fortune Financial Advisors offers a full spectrum of financial planning and wealth management services that are tailored to your personal, business or retirement plan goals. The partners at Fortune deliver financial expertise that’s been refined through decades in senior-level positions within the corporate and financial services arena. They offer financial planning services along with a diverse set of solutions in the areas of personal wealth management, retirement plans and business consulting.
Since 1998, OMNI Human Resource Management has served more than 250 organizations throughout the Kansas City metro area and the Midwest. Main areas of service include consulting, executive search and recruitment, and payroll and benefits outsourcing. Its targeted markets include start-up firms, non-profit organizations, private equity firms, professional services organizations, firms experiencing growth and change, and multi-unit/multi-state businesses
For more information on becoming one of the Chamber's Annual Sponsors, contact Erin Murray at (913) 766-7606 or email@example.com.