The Kansas City Small Business Monthly annually recognizes 25 outstanding Kansas City area businesses with under 25 employees. At this year’s 6th Annual 25 Under 25 Awards, some Southtown businesses were award recipients: Brookside Barkery and Bath, 118 W. 63rd St.; Top Innovations, 6555 Troost Ave.; and Uncommon Grounds, 6340 Main St. According to Kelly Scanlon, Small Business Monthly publisher, “They’ve risen to the challenges and pressures of business ownership, and emerged as real gems in the business community. These businesses, and others like them, are the cornerstone of our community and our economy.” Previous year winners from our community include Almar Printing, Schloegel Design Remodel, and Steed Company Remodeling Contractors. Congratulations to all!