Business News

Martin City Reviews District’s Growth at Annual Board Meeting
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Martin City Reviews District’s Growth at Annual Board Meeting

More than 30 business and community leaders gathered in Martin City on March 29th for the fiscal year 2018-19 Martin City CID Board of Directors‘ Annual Meeting. A unanimous vote renewed four existing officers’ terms and we are thrilled to have them continue service on our board! Congratulations Martin City CID FY 2018-19 Officers! Chair:...

Phase 3: 135th Street Improvements Begins!
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Phase 3: 135th Street Improvements Begins!

After years of relentless determination, Martin City is finally reaping the rewards of major improvements along 135th Street. City leaders joined Martin City business owners and supporters on February 16th to officially break ground on the final phase of the 135th Street Public Improvement project. Roadway work for this phase includes new pavement and widening...

5 Ways Martin City Gives Businesses in the CID Exposure
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5 Ways Martin City Gives Businesses in the CID Exposure

1. Martin City CID Businesses Receive a Landing Page on our Website! EVERY business in the CID has a dedicated page on Martin City’s website and the CID is working to update them with the most relevant information. We strongly recommend all businesses in the District take a look at their company’s page and email the...

Security Program Available for Businesses and Property Owners in Martin City!
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Security Program Available for Businesses and Property Owners in Martin City!

The Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) contracts security services to patrol within our boundaries between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM daily. During those hours, the security officer observes suspicious activities from the street and, when necessary, contacts the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department for assistance. The security program includes two levels...

Martin City 2017 Year in Review
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Martin City 2017 Year in Review

We Welcomed Five New Businesses: American Companies, Inc., purchased an 18-acre lot Blue Ridge Blvd. that had been vacant for 20 years. Owner Gale Holsman plans to transform the property into a storage and rehab facility for the company’s nearby Grandview location. Read more about their plans here. Fezziwigs opened a beautiful retail store at the...

Fezziwigs Brings Nostalgic Shopping to Martin City
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Fezziwigs Brings Nostalgic Shopping to Martin City

Ryan Cocherl, the manager/operator of FezziwigsKC, has always been creative. He majored in creative writing and played in a band after college, but he struggled to find the right outlet for his ideas. One day, he asked his father, Patrick J. Cocherl, Jr., what his dream was when he retired from the computer repair company he...

Martin City Businesses could be eligible for tax abatement, tax credits, and SBA loans
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Martin City Businesses could be eligible for tax abatement, tax credits, and SBA loans

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri has information about state and local incentives available to new or expanding businesses in Kansas City, Missouri (which includes Martin City). If you have questions about these programs, please contact Steve Rinne at the EDC to help you navigate what may be available to your business. srinne@edckc.com (816) 691-2129 *The...

How The Local Library Is Helping Small Businesses
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How The Local Library Is Helping Small Businesses

Many people think the local public library is great for kids and seniors but most of them don’t realize the important role it plays in the lives of small business owners and entrepreneurs. In addition to books and multimedia on creating and running a business, local public libraries often offer space for meetings and training, giving...

Martin City CID Supports New KCI Single Terminal Plan
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Martin City CID Supports New KCI Single Terminal Plan

The Martin City Community Improvement District has voted to fully support a new single terminal plan at KCI. When the Kansas City International Airport was built in 1972, it was called the “Airport of the Future” because of the ability to drive up to your gate. Today, that concept is causing problems for travelers, creating...

Fishtech Officially Opens Their Doors In Martin City!
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Fishtech Officially Opens Their Doors In Martin City!

On Thursday, June 1st, Fishtech officially opened their doors in Martin City and Founder Gary Fish toasted all those who helped bring this project to life. Several Missouri dignitaries were present to celebrate the official opening and Sixth District Councilman Scott Taylor thanked Fishtech for all they’ve brought to South Kansas City. “There is so much...