Meers Selected as Kansas City’s Top Company by KC Business Magazine
August 1, 2012
Posted by Stefan Mumaw
KC Business recently announced Meers Advertising has been selected as its Top Company of the Year for 2012 at a dinner/awards banquet held on July 26, 2012.
“Each year we recognize the Top Companies that are making a difference in Kansas City,” said Dara Macan, president and group Publisher for Anthem Publishing Inc., the parent company of KC Business. With more than 40 honorees this year, the competition was high. We are thrilled our judges have selected Meers as the overall winner.”
The magazine had previously announced in its July issue that Meers was among the Top 10 Companies, winning the “Reinvention” award. As winner of the Top Company award, Sam Meers, Meers president and CEO, is featured in the August issue.
Now in its sixth year, Top Company nominees included all companies—large, small, public or private. Judges looked for innovative, well-rounded and growing businesses to round out the Top 10, and ultimately to select the Top Company of the Year. In addition, the awards highlight companies taking a unique approach to business, while contributing to the community.
“We were surprised beyond belief and couldn’t be more thrilled to be recognized as Kansas City’s Top Company,” said Sam Meers, Meers president and CEO. “Being selected as the Top Company regardless of company size or industry is an amazing accomplishment, and we are very honored and humbled by this recognition.”
In addition to being profiled in KC Business Magazine, as part of Meers winning the Top Company award, Sam Meers was interviewed on local Kansas City NPR affiliate KCUR (89.3FM) Radio on the Central Standard show on Tuesday, July 31. Meers shared his perspective about how the advertising industry faces just as many uncertainties as any other sector of the economy, with changing consumer attitudes and an increasingly fragmented media landscape, but how Meers reinvented itself in 2008 to embrace these changes.
Some of the other Top 10 finalists included such companies/organizations as K-State University, Perceptive Software, DuraComm, Truman Medical Centers, Gail’s Harley-Davidson and NetStandard.