Celebrating 20 yrs, HEMP welcomes Steve Wozniak to KC

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, comes to Kauffman Center on Nov. 19 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program.

The video below gives you all the info you need. So watch it first. It was produced by a fellow HEMP member, Austin Bickford. Then get your tickets.

HEMP pairs KC-based entrepreneurs with seasoned mentors, who help them master crucial skills. More than 300 business owners have participated in HEMP over the years. On average, their companies experience a 43 percent increase in annual revenues. HEMP says that its participants have created more than $748 million in economic impact.

In addition to Wozniak’s talk, HEMP will reveal the name of the first inductee into its HEMP Hall of Fame, a new honor presented to local business mentors.


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KC Union Station Centennial Celebrations wins 2 Mid-America Regional Emmy awards

Composers Julian Bickford, BicMedia & Shane Borth, Quixotic collaborate & now celebrate.

The two Kansas City friends & composers shared in taking home a regional Emmy at the 39th annual Mid America Regional Emmy award ceremony. Bickford was also recognized with an Emmy for the sound design/engineering.

 If you missed Quixotic's production of the Centennial at the Station, a digitally animated show was projected onto the front scape of Kansas City's Union Station.

It was a sight to be seen and the music was certainly heard! Thank you Kansas City & Quixotic, Bazillion Pictures.

The Mid-America chapter was chartered in 1962 and began honoring outstanding achievement in this region with local EMMY awards in 1976. The Mid-America chapter includes the television markets primarily in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois and surrounding DMAs:  St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Springfield (MO), St. Joseph, Columbia-Jefferson City, Joplin-Pittsburg, Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, Ottumwa-Kirksville, Davenport-Rock Island-Moline. Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Fort Smith-Fayettville-Springdale-Rogers, Jonesboro, Monroe-Eldorado and Shreveport (LA).

Dallas Does Bic

Bic is thrilled to welcome Dallas Henry as a senior director & producer to the production team. His unique styling and perspective when telling a story, delivers the best in projects. Clients and crew are pleased with his execution and positive, fresh creative ideas.  Dallas brings many years of experience in brand development and direction for commercial and television clients.    He also brings Hanks, the small but mighty Chihuahua.

"The passion, culture and skill set at BIC really reflects the award-winning work and the longevity and variety of clients they have.  They continually work to find the best vision and creative for the client and don't just give the client Door #1.   Very excited to be doing what I love everyday and working with such fun and talented individuals, some of which I've been working with for years.   It made this decision very easy for me." 


Dallas has recently been a freelance director and producer in the Kansas City market and previously owned and operated his own production company, Wheatfield Productions, in Los Angeles for 8 years.  He directed and produced numerous award winning films, network television shows, music videos and national commercial campaigns. His direction on Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester” music video was 2008 CMT Top 20 Video of the Year.  Under the umbrella of Wheatfield Productions, he created WebHoundGang Digital Media. This company produced over 50 cutting-edge, digital media shorts and viral videos. These too have also received national awards and merit; One of which led to a pilot production with NBC.  

Bic's music wins a 2015 NATIONAL ADDY

Julian's custom score & sound design impressed judges locally, regionally, and finally nationally! The UNION STATION CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION project was announced as a NATIONAL ADDY winner in both music & sound design categories.

Next stop....Las Vegas...June 13th for the #ADMERICA conference and award show. Going for Gold!