Four local businesses were recipients of the Truly the Best Business of the Year awards at the monthly membership luncheon on May 18.
The four award winners are: Coldwater, Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery, Whistle Stop Coffee & Mercantile and HSMC Orizon LLC.
Truly the Best Not for Profit — Coldwater is a faith-based nonprofit in Lee’s Summit providing hope within the community where it’s needed most. Coldwater provides a stepping stone and lending hand for future success by providing food, clothing and education through community outreach and assistance. More than 30 local volunteers are critical to making this compassionate organization thrive.
Truly the Best 5 or Less Employees — Longview Funeral Home & Cemetery has maintained a strong culture anchored by a clear set of values and practices assisting with grieving families since 1986. The business has made great strides to improve the client experience by investing in improvements to the building and grounds. Longview Funeral Home’s great employee relations and community-mindedness result in achieving a number of business goals set forth by team members.
Truly the Best 6-20 Employees — Whistle Stop Coffee & Mercantile has been an iconic spot in downtown Lee’s Summit since 1993 and has experienced exponential growth over the last ten years. The shop features over 70 different coffee beans and offers opportunities for local artists and vendors to showcase and sell their wares. Their team of baristas and owners work hard to offer welcoming service, give back to the community and create a warm atmosphere with great food.
Truly the Best 20+ Employees — HSMC Orizon LLC works hard to deliver valuable solutions in finance, business and technology to its clients. Company leaders make it a priority to create a great work environment for employees, while also meeting personally with clients to communicate how much they care. Their team is actively involved in a variety of area nonprofits and service projects to give back to the community. The company’s future growth will continue to attract and retain talent as it adapts to emerging technologies.