Martin City Business & Community Association (MCBCA)
The MCBCA’s mission is to promote Martin City businesses and the community. We accomplish this mission by strategically developing relationships, planning, and organizing events. The MCBCA is committed to doing this through a partnership with the Martin City CID in a way that benefits as many businesses as possible throughout the year.
MCBCA was created in 1998 to raise awareness of the Martin City area and encourage commercial growth with existing and new businesses. A primary driving force for the creation of MCBCA was the lack of infrastructure along 135th Street, which leaders felt was a distinct drawback to business development. Martin City had been annexed into Kansas City, MO in 1963 and yet years later, the primary arterial had received no upgrades from the city so businesses became frustrated.
In January 2005, MCBCA gained a new partner to assist in the quest for a better Martin City when the Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) was created. Together, they work tirelessly to create a thriving, viable, commercial community in the southwest corner of the City of KCMO. With the added clout of the MCCID as a political subdivision, MCBCA has been able to focus on bettering the area through marketing promotions, public events, and collaborations with government, neighborhood, civic and educational partners.
MCBCA is the coordinator for Martin City’s annual Whiskey Run 5K and the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. The MCBCA is also working on new and exciting events to help draw awareness and engagement to the diverse group of businesses throughout the area we know as Martin City.
The Board of Directors has chosen Martin City’s own, Cornerstones of Care, Ozanam Campus, as its main beneficiary for events and charitable fundraising. As business owners and leaders within the community we believe in Corner Stones of Care’s mission to build health and empower the youth within the Foster care program to employable skills. For this reason, the MCBCA board is working directly with the Ozanam campus to target donations to this worthy cause. By supporting one of the many MCBCA events in Martin City you are directly supporting Cornerstones of Care’s work with future leaders within and around Martin City. Click this link to learn more about their program; BUILD TRYBE
If you have questions about MCBCA, please contact us!
Email: [email protected]
Address: P.O. Box 480695, Kansas City, MO 64148
MCBCA Board of Directors
President: Nick Lewman, Matai Services
Vice-President: Angie Boehner, LaserEquipment
Treasurer & Secretary: Chris Coreless, Fishtech Group