The 2016 Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

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Business Expo

Along with acquiring and developing commercial real estate in Kansas and California for more than 15 years, Russell Rahm serves as a senior executive at three companies spanning the sales and marketing industries. An engaged businessperson, Russell Rahm holds membership with the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.

As part of its dedication to promoting business growth in the greater Shawnee region, the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce holds an annual Business Expo. In 2016, the event took place on October 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Over 60 business exhibitors and more than 500 attendees gathered at the Shawnee Civic Centre to help make the expo a success. Those in attendance had the opportunity to network with local business leaders in an effort to build lasting connections. Free of charge and open to the public, the event was made possible through the support of sponsors like Bayer, Shawnee Mission Ford, Deffenbaugh Industries, and Central Bank of the Midwest.


How Ratings with the Better Business Bureau are Assigned

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Russel Rahm is an entrepreneur and respected marketing industry executive. A two time winner of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Entrepreneurial Superstars Award by Inc. Magazine, Russel Rahm currently serves as President and CEO of Leading Edge Technology Strategies in Shawnee, Kansas, where he has led the company to an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Founded in 1912, the Better Business Bureau is a nonprofit organization that works to help connect consumers with businesses they can trust. Over 100 local and independent Better Business Bureaus operate under the guidance of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to collecting reviews, which were accessed over 172 million times in 2015, the Better Business Bureau assigns grade ratings to businesses to reflect their overall trustworthiness and quality.

Ratings, which range from A+ to F, are based on information collected from businesses, public data sources, and complaints that have been filed. To assign ratings, the Better Business Bureau uses the data on hand to evaluate multiple elements of an organization’s operations. These elements include a business’s complaint history, type of business, any known advertising concerns, length of time in business, and transparency of operations. In addition, any licensing or governmental actions against a business are taken into account.