Distributor Pioneer Music Company has just been recognized as one of Kansas City’s best small businesses, having received one of 25 prizes for the 2018 25 Under 25 Awards.
The awards are presented to 25 local businesses with fewer than 25 employees. Each winner has demonstrated financial strength, the ability to overcome adversity and challenges, a commitment to the community and a powerful company vision. There were more than 1,400 applicants in the contest.
“Small businesses are a powerful, but often overlooked force,” said Kelly Scanlon, CEO of Thinking Bigger Business Media and the creator of 25 Under 25. “Together, these companies employ thousands upon thousands of people, deliver innovative products and services, and help support our government, schools, nonprofits and other public resources.”
Pioneer Music Company’s Alec Haight said that the award further solidifies the company’s local presence in the Midwest, and motivates it as the “premier commercial and residential AV distributor” for its territory.
“Receiving the Top 25 Under 25 award serves as a reminder that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves, and that as a nearly 150-year-old company, we stand on the shoulders of giants,” he said. “We are in such a tight-knit industry, we’ve celebrated the ups, persevered through the downs, and had some good laughs in between. Our team is committed to our customers' success, and this award is a great demonstration of that.”