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Best of Missouri Reception

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Platinum Sponsor 2014 Best of Missouri

Thursday, September 11
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City
Exclusively sponsored by Robb & Robb, LLC, Kansas City 


Always a highlight of the Annual Meeting, this year’s Best of Missouri Reception will be enhanced by its setting – the spectacular Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This venue, located near the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center and the Crossroads Art District, is a major component of the ongoing redevelopment of downtown Kansas City.

Architecturally unique, this world-class performing arts facility consists of two symmetrical half shells of vertical, concentric arches – each housing acoustically independent performance venues. The structure, which took nearly five years to build, contains 40,000 square feet of glass, offering stunning views of the Kansas City skyline.

The Best of Missouri Reception will take place within the Great Hall, although attendees will have the opportunity to explore other parts of the center. This includes the two primary performance venues – the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, which is inspired by the great European opera houses, and Helzberg Hall, a concert hall that is home to the Kansas City Symphony.

As if the venue didn’t offer enough to stimulate the senses, delicious culinary delights, open bars and the products of several of the state’s many outstanding wineries will enhance the reception experience for all attendees. The relaxed atmosphere provides an easy setting to strike up conversations with colleagues that cultivate camaraderie and forge lasting personal and professional ties. 


Adam Puchta Winery - Hermann
Hermannhof Winery - Hermann  
Stone Hill Winery - Hermann, Branson, and New Florence
Les Bourgeois Winery & Vineyards - Rocheport
St. James Winery - St. James


  • In 2014, Emporis, a building data clearinghouse, named Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts as honored to be included in a list of the World’s 15 Most Beautiful Concert Halls.
  • In 2012, the Kauffman Center received the ULI Developments of Distinction Award.
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  • To learn more fun facts about the Kauffman Center, please click here.


The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri at 1601 Broadway and can be easily accessed by major highways or public transportation.


A convenient, well-lit parking garage is directly attached to the Kauffman Center south of the building. Parking for performance events is $7 cash at the Arts District Garage. On non-event days, parking is free for the first 30 minutes and $5 for any duration beyond 30 minutes. Additionally, valet parking service is available on performance evenings for $17 cash.

Parking is located across the street from a KCATA MAX stop and is within walking distance of many of the new residential developments in the downtown and Crossroads Arts Districts.

Parking in the Kauffman Center garage and the surrounding area is limited. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and park early.

Source: Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts Website/Directions & Parking

Visit the Center

Located just blocks from the Kansas City Power & Light District, the Sprint Center and the Crossroads Arts District, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts sits at the very heart of Kansas City's revitalized and reenergized downtown. Visitors to the Kauffman Center have numerous entertainment and dining options just outside the Kauffman Center.

If you want to learn more about touring Kansas City, you can visit the following websites:



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