LS Chamber's business magazine captures Gold Philly award

You can describe the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly business magazine, Catalyst, in many ways: innovative, business-centric, creative, informative. And now, you can add one more qualifier: award-winning.

Lee's Summit Chamber director of communications Stephanie Kusek holds the 2017 Gold Philly award.

Lee's Summit Chamber director of communications Stephanie Kusek holds the 2017 Gold Philly award.

The quarterly Catalyst magazine was presented with a Gold Philly Award at the Nonprofit Connect 2017 Philly Awards banquet on November 15 at Boulevard Brewing Company. This annual Nonprofit Connect event had fifteen categories to showcase the marketing and communication efforts of nonprofit businesses in the Kansas City area.

This is the first-ever Philly for the almost three-year-old Catalyst – a magazine that has featured dozens of Lee’s Summit-area businesses, profiled many CEOs and business owners and offers cutting-edge photography and creativity while delivering a consistent and powerful message of doing business in Lee’s Summit. The Gold award was given to Catalyst in the “Print/Electronic Magazine” category for nonprofits under $3 million in income.

“We are honored to have been recognized among so many great nonprofits’ marketing efforts,” said Heather Thompson, advertising manager for the Chamber. “The Chamber truly enjoys being a business facilitator in Lee’s Summit, and the quarterly magazine showcases our ever-growing and diverse business community.”

Catalyst is produced quarterly by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce. It is planned, collaborated and executed by the Chamber’s creative team, including Stephanie Kusek, director of communications; Heather Thompson, advertising account manager and Sami Dupuis, creative coordinator.