Winners Chosen in Confections Charitable Chocolate Contest

October 12, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (OCTOBER 2016) Bizz & Weezy Confections and Lead Bank conducted a holiday-inspired design contest  and asked for the public’s help in choosing the winners. Kate Austin and Jennifer Weigel were the top two selected artists, as  voted on by the public, and will have their art reproduced on Bizz & Weezy Confections’ chocolate bars which will be sold  throughout the month of December.

“For every box of chocolates sold, Lead Bank will happily donate $5 to the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), Bizz & Weezy will  donate $4 to Campfire Heartland and the winning artists will receive a commission of $.50 per chocolate sold,” said Josh  Rowland, Vice Chairman of Lead Bank. “We are proud to support local artists and businesses in our community. All the areas  one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character that make up our community. From where we shop,  where we eat to what we hang on our walls, all are unique and all are vital to Kansas City’s economic growth,” Josh added.

A limited quantity of the holiday chocolates will be available for $9.95 on December 2. Interested patrons can reserve a  chocolate online at All pick-ups and purchase will be Bizz & Weezy Confections at 1800 Baltimore,  Kansas City, MO, shipping is not available.

The Top 10 Finalists in the Holiday Chocolate Bar Design Contest were as follows: Kate Austin, Shafer Brown, Monique Martinez, Cathy Henderson, Allason Lewis, David S. Newsome, Jennifer Weigel and Eileen McCoy. The top 10 selected images  will be displayed in the art space next to Bizz & Weezy Confections until December 31, 2016.

“We are grateful to the many talented artists who took time to submit their work,” said Jonathan PItcher, owner of Bizz & Weezy Confections. “We were thrilled to see the local talent and creativity.”

For additional information, please visit To view all the finalists, visit the Lead Bank or the Bizz & Weezy Facebook Pages. The holiday chocolates will be available December 2 and quantities are limited. You may reserve a  chocolate online now, visit Bizz & Weezy Confections at 1800 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO or on line at

About Lead Bank

For more than 85 years, Lead Bank has remained a strong independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart  financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities. With locations in Garden City, Lee’ Summit and now the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank continues to provide treasury management, lending services, and  personal client products. Lead Bank also offers advisory services to companies from bookkeeping to business brokerage  services through its division, Lead Business Advisors. The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District  introduces clients to a new “era of banking.” For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit

About Bizz & Weezy Confections

Bizz & Weezy Confections originally started as an on line web company selling high quality truffles and caramels nationwide. They broke into the retail market in 2012 selling their creations wholesale to retailers in the Kansas City marketplace. In 2015, Bizz & Weezy opened their first retail store in The Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City showcasing their 40+ flavors of caramels and 30+ truffle creations as well as other sundry goods and sweet treats. They also have a full service coffee bar at this location serving breakfast and Lunch. They have recently introduced breakfast and lunch catering and a line of private label truffle creations. You may purchase in person at their retail operation or on line at For additional information, please contact them at 866.962.7953.

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