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10-14-2004, 12:28 PM
Hunt Named to Business Hall of Fame
Oct 14, 2004, 5:00:00 AM


Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt is not stranger to Hall of Fames, having found himself named to six in the sports world. Last night during special ceremonies at the Downtown Marriott, Hunt found himself honored at the Fourth Annual Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame Banquet. Hunt, along with Ollie Gates, founder of Gates Barbecue, was inducted into the Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame.



Mr. Hunt and Mr. Gates received special recognition, a personal award, and had their names added to a prestigious list of Hall of Fame Laureates.

The Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame honors prominent business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to Kansas City, earned the respect of the local community, and called attention to the free enterprise system and its value in shaping the local way of life. Proceeds from the event help to fund business and economic education of Kansas City youth through innovative programs offered by Junior Achievement of Middle America, Inc.

Mr. Hunt and Mr. Gates join Henry W. Bloch, H&R Bloch, Inc., William N. Deramus, Kansas City Southern Industries, William H. Dunn, Sr., J.E. Dunn Construction, Joyce C. Hall, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Paul Henson, Spring Corporation, Ewing Marion Kauffman, Marion Labs and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and James E. Stowers, American Century and Stowers Institute for Medical Research