UMKC: Costco Founder Among Entrepreneur Honorees

Posted: Apr 11, 2013 5:10 AM by Associated Press

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KANSAS CITY - The founder of Costco is among the entrepreneurs who will be honored at an awards celebration this fall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

James Sinegal retired as chief executive officer of the warehouse store in January 2012. The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced this week that he will be one of the honorees for the 28th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebration.

Also honored will be Jim and Virginia Stowers, who founded the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Jim Stowers founded American Century Investments in Kansas City.

David Brain, who leads the specialty real estate investment trust EPR Properties, will be another honoree.

The dinner is planned for Oct. 21 at the new Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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