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Posted on: July 10, 2014

Only one day remains to submit nominations for Minority Enterprise Development Week awards

July 11 is the final day to submit nominations for the 2014 Minority Enterprise Development Week awards. These awards celebrate Kansas minority and/or women owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs and corporations. Nominees will be recognized at the annual Kansas Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon to be held on Oct. 15 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

Online nomination forms can be accessed at To request a hard copy of the form, please contact Rhonda Harris at or (785) 296-3425. All forms submitted by mail must be postmarked by July 11. Forms can be mailed to Rhonda Harris, Office of Minority and Women Business Development, Kansas Department of Commerce, 1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66612; faxed to (785) 296-3490; or emailed to

The Office of Minority and Women Business Development provides assistance in business management, identifying resources for financing and establishing contacts in the public and private sectors. The office is responsible for certifying minority- and women-owned businesses as small disadvantaged businesses for procurement and subcontracting opportunities.

A list of 2013 winners follows.

2013 Women-Owned Businesses of the Year
• Sorella Group, Inc. - Overland Park (Construction Firm)
• LS Industries, Inc. - Wichita (Manufacturing Firm)
• Veracity Consulting, Inc. - Lenexa (Professional Service Firm)
• The Tasteful Olive, LLC - Overland Park (Retail Firm)
• Resource Service Solutions, LLC - Lenexa (Service Industry Firm)
• Clayman Promotional Group, Inc. - Kansas City (Supplier/Distributor Firm)

2013 Minority-Owned Businesses of the Year
• Roof Mechanics, Inc. - Wichita (Construction Firm)
• MASS Medical Storage, LLC - Lenexa (Manufacturing Firm)
• The Baucom Institute for Longevity and Life Enhancement, Inc. - Overland Park (Professional Service Firm)
• Paleterias Tropicana - Kansas City (Retail Firm)
• Rico Steele's Martial Arts Academy - Junction City (Service Industry Firm)
• Aircraft & Commercial Enterprises, Inc. - Derby (Supplier/Distributor Firm)

2013 Women Business Advocate
• Wendy Scheidt, Leavenworth Main Street Program, Inc. - Leavenworth

2013 Minority Business Advocate
• Becky S. Wilson, WDS Marketing & Public Relations - Overland Park

2013 Young Entrepreneur
• Terry W. Dudley II, T.R.E.A.L. Fashions - Topeka

2013 Corporation of the Year
• Sprint Corporation - Overland Park

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