Author: lukeawade

05 Dec 25 under 25 Award

An independent panel of judges has selected the honorees for Thinking Bigger Business Media Inc.’s 25 Under 25 Awards. These are Kansas City-area for-profit businesses that have been in operation for at least three years and have fewer than 25 full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees. The...

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17 Nov KC Options 2017-2018

But you don't have to go see the pros to enjoy a good tailgate. Luke Wade created KC Crew in 2012, a recreational sports league that encourages residents to stay active and meet new friends through activities such as sand volleyball, softball and kickball. As...

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09 Oct KC Crew founder turns love of rec sports into booming business

When Luke Wade moved to Kansas City about five years ago he had no idea that getting involved in recreational sports to make some friends would soon turn him into an entrepreneur. Wade is an Iraq war veteran who grew up in the Cape Girardeau area north of the Missouri bootheel. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University, he moved to Kansas City to be near his brother. He didn't know anyone else in the area, so he joined a beach volleyball league in Shawnee and a softball...

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