Chiefs and Truman Sports Complex Renovation Project Recognized for “Unprecedented Success”

Posted Jan 28, 2011

Following a season in which it captured the AFC Western Division title, the Kansas City Chiefs have obviously garnered its fair share of accolades. However, the latest acknowledgment for the team comes thanks in part to its hallowed home, New Arrowhead. The MidAmerica Minority Business Development Council (MAMBDC) graced the organization with a special honor at its recent 25th Annual Awards Luncheon. There, the MAMBDC recognized Arrowhead Stadium’s recent renovation as part of a project that displayed “unprecedented success” in supplier diversity.


It is fitting that the council held this luncheon at Arrowhead Stadium. That’s because the Jackson Sports Complex Renovation Project accounted for over $171 Million dollars spent with minority and female-owned businesses. For the past quarter century, the MAMBDC has been recognizing similar businesses for embracing diverse suppliers and realizing that doing business with minorities is the right thing to do. The council also lauds corporations for standing out in the crowd while providing quality products and services at a competitive price.

As a result, the key leaders of the Truman Sports Complex Renovation Project were all given this well-deserved recognition. In addition to the Chiefs, that group included Jackson County, the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority, the Royals, Turner Construction and Hunt Construction. Without these partners, the overall diversity of the project would not have been such a huge success. 

"Diversity is much more than a simple management practice.  It's a value - supported, nurtured and enforced by the CEO," noted Tension Envelope Corp’s Chairman of the Board Bert Berkley during the luncheon. “Let's continue building on what our founders started 25 years ago and increase business development opportunities between majority and minority businesses and to strengthen our community."

In addition to Arrowhead Stadium, the MAMBDC continued to recognize other exceptional advances in the area of minority growth. It also highlighted proactive steps from corporations and advocates towards increasing the potential for minority businesses. As a result, the luncheon continued to celebrate the council's Founding Fathers as well as the trailblazers of today. 

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