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Missouri Chamber to recognize Missouri’s fastest growing companies

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Seven of the fastest growing companies in Missouri will be honored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the 2018 Fast Track award during the annual Missouri Business Awards in Kansas City on Nov. 15.

“These companies are a driving force behind economic growth in Missouri,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO. “We like to call them the superheroes of our economy. They had to overcome significant obstacles to be where they are today, but through hard work, innovation and perseverance they are thriving and providing thousands of Missourians with good paying jobs.”

EquipmentShare was built by contractors, for contractors. Brothers Willy and Jabbok Schlacks founded EquipmentShare in 2014 and adopted the sharing economy model used by companies like Airbnb to create a platform for buying, renting and sharing construction equipment. From there the Columbia-based company branched into new fleet technologies, insurance, security and other innovative solutions.

Founded in 2016, Fidler on the Roof KC is a family-owned and operated company based in Oak Grove that specializes in roof installation and repair in the residential and commercial roofing markets. Fidler brothers Eric and Brian combined their experience and expertise to offer clients in Missouri and Kansas superior craftsmanship and customer service.

Lever1 is a Kansas City-based professional employer organization, providing resources for businesses across the country. Through integrated services, business owners can cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, benefits, office management, accounting and payroll. Lever1 is an invaluable partner to businesses looking to streamline all employment needs.

Founded in 2010, Kansas City-based Spring Venture Group is a leading digital insurance platform focused on the senior healthcare market. It operates as a strategic distribution partner to leading Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage insurance carriers through its digital presence and dedicated team of insurance advisors. Spring Venture Group’s customer-focused advisory and comparison-shopping platform empowers seniors to make an informed decision about their healthcare needs.

Springfield-based Sun Solar is a leading advocate for green technologies and pioneer for the solar industry. Sun Solar installs solar panel systems on homes, businesses and government projects. In addition to providing solar energy, Sun Solar also established an energy efficiency company, Smart Energy Solutions, to offer energy efficiency in the home. Solar power and efficiency combined establishes the “Reduce Before you Produce” mentality, ensuring customers save money by conserving and producing their own energy.

Since its inception in 1989, Sunset Transportation has been perfecting its approach to arranging logistics and freight. It customizes its advanced shipper technology systems, processes and business intelligence reporting to create tailor-made supply chain solutions for customers. Based in St. Louis, Sunset Transportation supports multi-modal logistics and all sizes of freight spends, and remains committed to its roots with personalized, dependable service.

Tomo Drug Testing has provided comprehensive drug and alcohol screening services for department of transportation compliance and drug-free workplace programs since 1991. In 2015, court ordered testing was added to serve the needs of community-based programs, such as drug court and probation and parole. Based in Springfield, Tomo helps organizations promote prevention, safety and productivity through solutions that emphasize premier quality, customization and 24/7 availability.

To register to attend the Missouri Business Awards, go to mochamber.com/annual-meeting.

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