Bishop-McCann Named KC Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce awarded Bishop-McCann, an agency that produces meetings, incentives, and live events worldwide, with the honor at the annual Small Business Celebration.

More than 1,000 companies were nominated for the chamber’s “Mr. K” Award, which is given based on growth, treatment of employees and service to the community.

Before starting the company, Bishop-McCann President Dan Nilsen worked at Marion Laboratories with Ewing Kauffman, who the award is named after, and credits the experience with his business’s success.

“I learned Mr. K’s most important values: Treat others as you want to be treated, with dignity and respect, and share life’s rewards with those who make them possible,” Nilsen says. “I founded Bishop-McCann with those same core values and try hard to live by them every single day. After 17 years in business, I can honestly tell that it’s the reason for our success.”

Since launching with two employees in 1997, the company has expanded to include nearly 70 employees across four different U.S. offices, including its headquarters in KC’s Crossroads District.

Photo via Bishop-McCann’s Facebook page.