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The path to success for an entrepreneur isn’t magical. There is no one thing that leads to growth, relevance and prosperity. Rather, it’s many things like hard work, vision, sacrifice, perseverance and luck.

Most of all, it’s about putting heart & soul into everything you do.

Henry W. Bloch exemplified this in growing his business on 31st and Main into a multibillion-dollar company. He forged his own path and laid the groundwork for those who would come after him.

Join us as we celebrate a legacy of entrepreneurship that lives on in Kansas City.

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Henry W. Bloch International Entrepreneur of the Year & Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Inductees
Paul Gorup, Cliff Illig and Neal Patterson (posthumously), Co-Founders of Cerner Corporation

Kansas City Entrepreneur of the Year
Michael Rea, Founder and CEO of Rx Savings Solutions

Marion and John Kreamer Award for Social Entrepreneurship
Maria Meyers, Founder of SourceLink

Student Entrepreneur of the Year – Coming Soon

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 | Time: 5:30 pm – Registration and Student Venture Showcase Opens; 7:00 pm – Awards program begins | Location: Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO

Dress: Business Attire | For questions or mobility concerns, contact

Honorary Co-Chairs: Terry Dunn, Bob Regnier, and Julie Wilson