Chapter Firms

AT&T

Work 2121 East 63rd St Kansas City MO 64130 Website: www.att.com

Balls Food Stores

Work 5300 Speaker Road Kansas City KS 66106

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Work One Pershing Square, 2301 Main Street Kansas City MO 64108 Website: www.bluekc.com

Commerce Bancshares, Inc

Work 1000 Walnut Street, 18th Floor Kansas City MO 64106

Financial Holding Corporation

Work 300 West 11th Street Kansas City MO 64105 Website: www.americo.com

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Work 2501 McGee Kansas City MO 64108 Website: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Biography

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and connect with one another in meaningful, emotional ways. In the United States, Innovative Hallmark greeting cards, ornaments, gift wrap and gifts are sold in more than 40,000 retail stores, including the network of independently owned Hallmark Gold Crown specialty stores, leading grocery, drug and discount retailers, as well as online. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 20 languages available in 100 countries.

Millions of households enjoy family friendly television programming offered by cable’s top-rated Hallmark Channel and fast-growing Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Hallmark’s Crayola subsidiary inspires artistic creativity in children through Crayola® brand crayons and markers, as well as other innovative art tools, crafting activities and creative toys Hallmark’s Crown Center subsidiary operates an 85-acre hotel, office, retail and residential complex that has since the early 1970s replaced urban blight adjacent to Hallmark’s worldwide headquarters on the southern edge of downtown Kansas City, MO.
As a business built on nurturing relationships, it’s only natural that philanthropy and volunteerism in its hometown communities are part of Hallmark’s culture. The company and its employees together lead all other corporate contributors to the United Way of Greater Kansas City and support a wide range of health, education and human services agencies with grants, product donations and nearly 50,000 hours of volunteer service annually.

The company was founded in 1910 by teenage entrepreneur J.C. Hall and today has more than 11,000 full-time employees, including more than 500 artists, writers, designers and others working directly on Hallmark products. Hallmark remains privately held, and continues to be led by members of the founding Hall family.

Jackson County, Mo

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Work 415 East 12th Street, 2nd Floor Kansas City MO 64106

KPMG LLP

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Work 1000 Walnut, Suite 1000 Kansas City MO 64106

MRIGlobal

Contact: Janie Williams Work 524 Volker Boulevard Kansas City MO 64110-2241 Work Phone: (816) 360-1930 Work Fax: (816) 753-2148 Website: MRIGlobal
Biography

MRIGlobal is a not-for-profit research and development institute. MRIGlobal was founded in 1944 and is currently one of the nation’s premier research organizations in national security and defense, energy and environment, life sciences, biotechnology, agricultures and food safety, and engineering.

Perfect Output, LLC

Work 9200 Indian Creek Parkway, Ste 400 Overland Park KS 66211 Website: www.perfectoutput.com

Smithfield Food

Work 11500 NW Ambassador Drive, Suite 500 Kansas City MO 64153 Website: www.Smithfieldfoods.com

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

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Work 1201 Walnut, Suite 2900 Kansas City MO 64106-2150

The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City

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Work 1200 Main Street, Suite 230 Kansas City MO 64105 Website: www.kcciviccouncil.org

The Fiddly Fig Flower Shop

Contact: Sheryl White Work 22 West 63rd Street Kansas City MO 64113 Work Phone: (816) 363-4313 Work Fax: (816) 363-0509 Website: The Fiddly Fig Flower Shop
Biography

The Fiddly Fig is a dynamic, eclectic flower and gift shop that specializes in quality product and service. From everyday floral and gift needs, to spectacular events and weddings, we will exceed your expectations. We deliver to the metropolitan Kansas City area and can arrange for delivery anywhere in the world. We have been voted Best Florist in Kansas City for three years running, and Best of Business in Ingram’s magazine for over 10 years.

The Kansas City Star

Work 1729 Grand Boulevard Kansas City MO 64108

Treat America Food Services

Contact: Laura Bird Work 8500 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 100 Merriam KS 66202 Work Phone: (913) 384-4900 Work Fax: (913) 671-7633 Website: Treat America Food Services
Biography

Treat America is a leading food service management, catering, vending, office coffee service and micro market provider. We manage more than 120 dining facilities, serving thousands of meals every day. We operate 150 vending routes, servicing approximately 15,000 machines. Our expertise is high quality food service. Family owned since 1987, we have grown from a small company with a few employees to an industry leader with over 1,100 employees and operations in 16 states. Treat America is proud to serve many leading organizations from a diverse range of business & industry, education and the public sector. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, DST Systems, H&R Block, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Quest Diagnostics, SuperValu, Wellpoint and West Corporation. We also serve a number of governmental agencies, state and county governments, school districts, public utilities and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

WDAF-TV/FOX 4

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Contact: Kim Stripling Work 3030 Summit Kansas City MO 64108 Website: fox4kc.com
Biography

WDAF-TV is a FOX affinate and is owned by Tribune Media. WDAF has many “firsts” in the Kansas City market: First on air, First with color TV, First to have Doppler radar, First to Move from phone lines to satellite for the receipt of the network signal, First to bring weekend morning news and a 5:30am weekday newscasts, First local television station to be linked to cable via fiberoptic, First with videotape, First to go Stereo and First to offer 24 hour programming.