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Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council to present annual business awards

Mar 07, 2019

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Overland Park, Kan., March 7, 2019 – The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) will recognize three fast-growing companies and six commercial development and redevelopment projects at its twelfth annual Honors Lunch. The program is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., today, March 7, in Johnson County Community College’s Regnier Center.

Three Overland Park businesses – Bardavon Health Innovations, Fire Door Solutions, and Zoom Video Communications – will receive NOVA awards, which recognize fast-growing companies. Bardavon Health Innovations is a data analytics firm that deals primarily with workers’ compensation cases, using data to more quickly customize recovery to decrease the time it takes to get back to health. Bardavon recently reached an investment deal with NewRoad Capital Partners, which demonstrates the kind of fast-growing young company it is. Fire Door Solutions is another local company that has successfully secured venture capital financing, in this case from Emigrant Capital Corp, to expand its fire door, fire stamping and fire stopping services to Nashville, Tenn. With clients representing hospitals and other medical care facilities in 49 states, Fire Door Solutions has grown rapidly since its founding in 2011. Zoom Video Communications serves thousands of other company’s videoconferencing, web conferencing, and meeting software needs. A winner of Global Videoconferencing Company of the Year from Frost & Sullivan and ranked as the number 2 company in Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work, Zoom’s Overland Park office is in the redeveloped 6601 College Boulevard building that also houses DEG, a 2015 NOVA Award winner.

The Commercial Development Award recognizes significant investment and reinvestment in the Overland Park economy. This year, the OPEDC will honor Avenue 80, InterUrban Lofts, Mercer-Zimmerman, Nall Corporate Centre II, Overland One, and the Promontory. Developed by EPC Real Estate, Avenue 80 adds 220 apartments to downtown Overland Park and is a fitting addition that comports with the live, work and play attitude that makes modern cities vibrant. In addition to the residences, Avenue 80 brings 7,000 square feet of new retail space and 9,000 square feet of new office space to the area. InterUrban Lofts, a REAL Property Group project, was the first addition of new apartments to downtown Overland Park in more than three decades. In addition to the new apartments, InterUrban Lofts is notable for its amenities, including original glass artwork and paintings in the lobby, a heated garage for residents’ cars, and an outdoor dining area with firepits and TV screens. InterUrban Lofts also is notable for its commitment to the environment and was recognized by Johnson County as one of 26 businesses in the area that qualified as certified green partners. Mercer-Zimmerman, an interior and exterior commercial lighting company, this past month completed and moved into new headquarters in the Congleton Business Park. The 22,000 square foot building has a green wall of plants and an employee café, as well as space for the company to grow. Nall Corporate Centre II is an office development project at the southwest corner of College Boulevard and Nall Avenue, developed by a team led by Block Real Estate Services. Block partnered with local companies Hoefer Wysocki Architects and Titan Built to create a 150,000-square-foot office space that now is home to Mariner Holdings corporate headquarters. Overland One is an office campus that redeveloped land at Interstate 435 and Nall Avenue. Started as a VanTrust Real Estate project, during construction lead tenant Creative Planning agreed to buy the two buildings, which eclipse 225,00 square feet of office space. Promontory is a more than 95,000-square-foot mixed use development at 91st Street and Metcalf Avenue. Shopping options include J. Gilberts Wood-fired Steak and Seafood, Alaskan Fur, and KC Wine & Spirits. Promontory also adds 420 apartments featuring high quality amenities such as a resort-style pool with sundeck and spacious coffee lounge.

Media coverage of the Honors Luncheon is invited.
For media accommodations, contact Chris Jackson at (913) 766-7605
[email protected].

The mission of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council (OPEDC) is to attract, expand and retain the Overland Park business base. The OPEDC is an investment partnership among the City of Overland Park, the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce and more than 70 private business community investors. For more information: (913) 491-3600 or visit