Nancy Zurbuchen receives national award for lifetime achievement in leadership and advocacy for women business owners


Nancy Zurbuchen receives national award for lifetime achievement in leadership and advocacy for women business owners

(Kansas City, MO) – November 14, 2013 – Kansas City area business leader Nancy Zurbuchen has been honored with the “2013 Gold Lifetime Achievement Award” from the national Stevie Awards for Women in Business, according to Becky S. Wilson, President, WDS Marketing & Public Relations. Zurbuchen received her honor at the 10th Annual Stevie Awards gala in New York City, Friday night, November 8, 2013. The award was presented in recognition of her twenty-five years of leadership and advocacy for women business owners. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business annually honors outstanding female entrepreneurs, executives, and women-owned businesses for their programs, products, and services. Zurbuchen was the only person recognized for lifetime achievement this year.

Zurbuchen continues to be a dynamic leader in the woman-owned and small business communities. Zurbuchen spearheaded the efforts to gain approval for third-party Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification in Missouri and the establishment of a WBE certification program in Kansas. She has an outstanding record of board service that includes the Missouri Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board, the Kansas City Contracts Board, the Kansas City Fairness in Construction Board, and the Kansas Women’s Business Center. She is the co-founder of the Kansas City Council of Women Business Owners (KC-CWBO), a nationally-honored organization that represents the interests of women business owners in the areas of procurement, certification and public policy.

Zurbuchen was a member of US House Sixth District Women’s Advisory Council. Currently, Zurbuchen serves on the State of Missouri Advisory Board for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), serves on the National Advisory Board for the National Women Business Owner Corporation (NWBOC), and is a NWBOC site visitor for WBE Certificate applicants.

Zurbuchen has been an entrepreneur for 30 years, and is the owner of Motional Multimedia ( which specializes in all aspects of organizational communications including website development, marketing and branding services, and grassroots campaigns. She also received a 2013 Bronze Stevie Award in the category of Website of the Year for a website her agency developed for Bennett Packaging and Displays of Lee’s Summit, MO. (

            # # # (Nancy Z. Lifetime Achievement Award video interview)

Contact: Becky Wilson, WDS Marketing & PR
(913) 362-4541

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