Several businesses were honored Thursday at the third annual Impact Awards, presented at the Independence Council for Economic Development quarterly luncheon. The awards are for companies that in 2009 added at least two employees or made at least $25,000 in capital investments:

Several businesses were honored Thursday at the third annual Impact Awards, presented at the Independence Council for Economic Development quarterly luncheon. The awards are for companies that in 2009 added at least two employees or made at least $25,000 in capital investments:



 Advantage Mudjacking, a startup company in 2009

 



 ATK Small Caliber Systems, the largest private employer in Eastern Jackson County and a winner of the award for three years in a row

 



 Better Service, which does heating-and-air-conditioning repair and service

 



 Cargo Largo, the retailer at 35th Street and Noland Road

 



 Centerpoint Medical Center, a winner for three years in a row

 



 Comprehensive Mental Health Services, which is expanding with new facilities on 23rd Street

 



 Custom Engineering, an engineering consulting firm, and a winner for three years in a row

 



 Damage Control, a bar and grill at 815 N. Noland Road

 



 Global Entertainment, the company that runs the new Independence Events Center

 



Hathmore Technologies, an energy and environmental consulting company

 



 HEMCO Corporation, which makes lab equipment

 



 Horizon Orthotic & Prosthetic Experience Inc.

 



 IBS Industries, which provides a variety of services to create jobs for the developmentally disabled

 



 KC Car Paint, which opened in Independence in October

 



 The Lake City Business Center

 



 McBee Custom Homes

 



 M&I Bank, which added a mortgage division

 



 MAST Technologies, which operates at Lake City and is a winner of the award for the third year in a row

 



 The Mid-Continent Public Library system, a winner of the award for the third year in a row

 



 Midwest Public Risk, which provides workers comp and insurance services to local governments

 



  The Missouri Mavericks, the city’s new hockey team and a leader in attendance in the Central Hockey League

 



 Pride Machinery, which relocated from California to Lake City, and is a winner of the award for a third year in a row

 



 Quality Inn & Suites

 



 Straight Line Motorsports

 



 Staybridge Suites

 



 Western & Southern Life, which provides life insurance and investment services