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Hangers Cleaners Delivers 15 Years as Martin City Icon
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Hangers Cleaners Delivers 15 Years as Martin City Icon

Founder reflects on era marked by change, opportunity, and fun. There’s been no shortage of lessons about business and life over the 15 years Hangers Cleaners has been around. As founder Joe Runyan looks back on competing in this very difficult industry, he finds satisfaction in his ability to adapt to change and detect opportunities with...

KC Running Company Wins With Races and Retail
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KC Running Company Wins With Races and Retail

New Martin City location champions support for a growing community. As Brad Ziegler opens the doors of the new KC Running Company location in Martin City for the first time, he couldn’t be more excited. The building has fresh paint, fresh merchandise and even a drive-thru for quick, race day packet handoffs, compliments of the...

Rooms That Bloom Celebrates 30 Years in Business!
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Rooms That Bloom Celebrates 30 Years in Business!

In March of 1989, Rooms that Bloom, opened their doors in Martin City in a 100-year old cottage that was once occupied by a railroad foreman. Owner Krista Sloan’s vision was to turn it into a retail shopping experience where people could find one-of-a-kind European gifts in each room of the house. “I always wanted to...

The Sharper Edge Shapes Community’s Special Character
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The Sharper Edge Shapes Community’s Special Character

Long-time business owner believes in bringing out the best. Scott Rutledge is as much a part of Martin City as the sound of trains passing by next door to his business, The Sharper Edge. He’s also a shining example of the entrepreneurial spirit we have in Martin City with his relentless determination and commitment to doing...

2019 Utility Rebates For Martin City Businesses
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2019 Utility Rebates For Martin City Businesses

The money you save on energy is money you can reinvest in employees, customers, and our community. Spire (Missouri Gas Energy) and Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) have rebates for commercial and industrial customers who purchase and install qualifying equipment and/or make facility upgrades.

Habitat For Humanity ReStore is OPEN in Martin City!
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Habitat For Humanity ReStore is OPEN in Martin City!

We are thrilled to welcome the LARGEST Habitat for Humanity ReStore in the Kansas City region to Martin City! The old Newco Manufacturing building has been transformed into a warehouse store where Habitat sells gently used appliances, furniture, home accessories, and building materials to the public for discounted prices. Sales profits go toward Habitat for Humanity’s mission...

Martin City Offers Private Security Program To CID Businesses
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Martin City Offers Private Security Program To CID Businesses

Orion Security has an officer patrolling the Martin City Community District every night between 6 PM and 5 AM, and from 9 PM to 2 AM, two Orion officers are on duty keeping an eye on Martin City. They monitor all participating CID businesses and properties for suspicious activity, unlocked doors and gates, vandalism, and...

Find Hydroponic Gardening Supplies In Martin City
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Find Hydroponic Gardening Supplies In Martin City

The Sharper Edge has been installing concrete landscape edging in Kansas City for more than 18 years but most people don’t realize they can also supply you with all of your organic and hydroponic gardening needs. They now carry Hydroponic equipment, nutrients, soils, and lighting so your tomatoes can grow sooner, bigger, and year round!...

SBA Loans and Tax Credit Programs For Martin City CID Businesses
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SBA Loans and Tax Credit Programs For Martin City CID Businesses

The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri has information about state and local SBA loans and tax credit programs available to new and expanding businesses in Kansas City, MO (including 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...

August 7th Primary: What’s on the KCMO Ballot?
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August 7th Primary: What’s on the KCMO Ballot?

PROPOSITION A – “RIGHT TO WORK” Does Missouri want to prohibit as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another...