Last week the Kansas City Business Journal announced their ranking for the city's top 50-fastest growing companies. UNA was honored to be listed and thrilled to come in 4th place!

It was a poignant celebration for the local business community. The room was full of organizations who not only had impressive year-over-year revenue increases but are also leading innovation in their fields. Between us, we represented everything from design to pharmaceuticals, group purchasing to real estate.

Below are the highlights from the contest, plus some growth tips from the winning CEOs.


Watch our video of the countdown to the top ten:

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Here are the  official top 10 fastest-growing businesses in Kansas City:

Check out the official event photos, below is our own Daniel Kemp receiving UNA's award.

 Daniel Kemp receiving the award*Image courtesy of the Kansas City Business Journal 

The UNA team had a fantastic time!

UNA Wins Fast 50 4th Place Collage*Image credit: UNA 


Growth tips

The Kansas City Business Journal also published some great advice from the winning CEOs on how you can grow your company. Here are a couple of our favorite tips.

"Set a clear vision for what they want to accomplish, hire good people to help implement that vision, and create a culture where employees enjoy the work environment."
Chad LaSala, Managing partner, NAI Heartland

"Companies in their initial growth phase must focus on people. Your first several hires are crucial as the team needs to believe in the vision. Early on, there are going to be unexpected challenges — and having a team that can meet those head-on and adapt to change is important.
- Chris Giuliani, CEO, Spring Venture Group"

And of course, our own CEO Anthony Clervi's advice:

UNA Fast 50 Quote

*Image credit: UNA 

A huge thank you to our partners, customers, and supporters. We are nothing without you! We're so excited for all that's to come.