by Brenna Adkins April 24th, 2022


For 25 years, Bishop-McCann has been creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our clients and attendees. Not only have all our meetings, incentives, and events created lifelong memories, but we also strive to instill true feelings of JOY. No matter the obstacle, we overcome  them and become stronger. We are so proud of everything we’ve done throughout the past 25 years, so we thought we’d highlight 25 of our greatest accomplishments!

25 proud moments in 25 years infographic with full text below

25 Proud Moments in 25 Years

  • 1997 Bishop-McCann founded by Dan Nilsen
  • 2002 Best Places to Work, Small Business Category - Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2002 opened our Chicago office
  • 2004-2013 Corporate Report 100: Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City - Ingram's Magazine
  • 2010 Top 10 Small Business - Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 
  • 2010 Owner & Founder, Dan Nilsen, won the Wells Fargo/National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Business Owner of the Year Award
  • 2014 Mr. K Award/Kansas City’s Small Business of the Year - Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014 Rob Adams joined the family as our new President & CEO
  • 2017 Top 100 Private Companies List - Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2017 MPI Kansas City Legacy Award
  • 2017 Medical Missions Foundation Community Leadership Award
  • 2017 & 2018 Workplace Wellness Certification - Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018, 2020, & 2021 Motivation Masters Award Winner - Incentive Magazine
  • 2019 Event of the Year - Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Kansas City Chapter
  • 2019 President & Owner, Rob Adams, appointed to the MPI International Board of Directors
  • 2019 acquired Kansas City’s ASE Group
  • 2019 Rob Adams chosen as one of the Top 25 Influencers of the Meetings Industry - Northstar Meetings Group
  • 2020 Top 20+ LBGTQ-Owned B2B Service Providers - co
  • 2021 celebrated 14 consecutive years on the CMI 25 List - Top Meeting & Incentive Companies in North America - MeetingsNet
  • 2022 acquired Kansas City’s ONYX Meetings & Events
  • Created JOY for over 1,000,000 attendees
  • Produced over 30,000 programs
  • Managed over $1 billion in total meetings & events budgets for our clients
  • Contracted over 10 million hotel rooms
  • Created events in over 350 cities across 28 countries

While this list doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of all we’ve been able to accomplish along the way, we wanted to celebrate our many years in business and the talented people who’ve made this success a reality. We can’t wait to continue creating JOY for years to come!

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