Tortilla King, Inc. in Moundridge One of Minority-Owned Kansas Businesses Honored

By Nicole Randall, Kansas Department of Commerce
October 05, 2016

The registration deadline is approaching for the 32nd Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development. The luncheon takes place during Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the Department’s annual celebration of minority and women entrepreneurs in Kansas.

The luncheon will take place at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka. The event will recognize 16 companies and four individuals for their support of Kansas minority and women-owned businesses and their efforts to create opportunities.

The registration fee for the luncheon is $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. Please register, or call(785) 296-3425.

The Office of Minority and Women Business Development provides assistance in business development, identifying resources for financing and establishing contacts in the public and private sectors. The office is responsible for certifying minority and women-owned businesses as small disadvantaged businesses for procurement and subcontracting opportunities.

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The complete list of those being recognized is below.

Kansas Women-Owned Businesses:

Construction Firm                                                      

Hastco, Inc.                                                            

Topeka, KS                                                              

Manufacturing Firm                                                   

Alderman Acres Mfg. Inc.                                       

Coffeyville, KS                                                                   

Professional Service Firm                                    

A.S.K. Associates, Inc.                                                        

Retail Firm                                                                

Schenker Family Farms, Inc.                                                                                             

Service Industry Firm                                                       

The Culinary Center of Kansas City                           

Overland Park, KS                                                   


International Express Trucking, Inc.                                                

Kansas Minority-Owned Businesses:

Construction Firm

S & S Rock Crushing, Inc.

Sublette, KS

Manufacturing Firm

Tortilla King, Inc.

Moundridge, KS

Professional Service Firm

Resource Management Group, Inc.

Wichita, KS

Retail Firm

Leeway Franks, LLC

Lawrence, KS

Service Industry Firm

Shenomenon Corp

Topeka, KS


Seal Green-ReUse Concrete Sealing Specialists, LLC

Overland Park, KS

Individual Awards:

Minority Business Advocate

Christal Watson

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

Kansas City, KS

Women Business Advocate

Jayne Siemens

Venice Communications, Inc.

Shawnee, KS

Young Entrepreneur

Lindsay Beyer

Bella Rose Boutique and Tanning Salon

Burlington, KS

Corporation of the Year

Black & Veatch

Overland Park, KS