Knorr Marketing Communications (KMC), a locally owned marketing communications and event-planning agency, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
KMC was founded in 2004 by president and CEO Wendy Knorr. The company initially began with a focus on strategic marketing communications, public and media relations, graphic and web design and development. KMC expanded its scope to include meeting management and event planning in 2009.
“Coil Construction began using KMC for our marketing communications needs seven years ago,” said Randy Coil, president of Coil Construction. “Coil benefits from having our own marketing team with KMC, and we feel they understand and help us strategize in ways to maximize our business potential.”
“It’s hard to believe that what was once a college dream from my goal list is now a 10-year business reality,” said Wendy Knorr, KMC president and CEO. “The best part has been getting to work with such a variety of people and industries in the Columbia community. We’re proud to be partners with our clients and not just their agency.”
KMC currently employs a staff of seven who are involved in the community. Organizations they’re involved in include the Dream Factory, the American Heart Association Heart Ball, King’s Daughters, the Rock Bridge Booster Club and Columbia Public Schools parent-teacher associations.
KMC celebrated its 10th anniversary with an event for clients and by preparing a home-cooked dinner for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
“Ronald McDonald House has worked with KMC on our capital campaign and planning and celebrating our new Home, and now with our annual gala,” said Terri Gray, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of mid-Missouri. “We enjoy working with KMC because they truly become an extension of our staff and part of our team, allowing us to focus on the families we serve and goals for our organization.”
KMC is located in the District and is certified as a woman-owned business by the state of Missouri.
“We look forward to our next ten years in business and the opportunity to continue to grow and serve the Columbia community,” Knorr said. “And if I’m lucky, in the next ten years I’ll write a book and cross another item off my college goal list.”