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MCCID Welcomes New Board Members and Officers
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MCCID Welcomes New Board Members and Officers

Community leaders look forward to guiding revitalization momentum! The Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) is proud to announce Brad Ziegler and Nick Mosakowski have joined our Board of Directors. Mosakowski has also taken on the position of Treasurer, and veteran Board member Howard Barewin is moving into the position of Vice Chair. All three...

Local Optometrists Give Martin City New Perspective
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Local Optometrists Give Martin City New Perspective

Elite skill combination enhances our community’s healthcare niche! Martin City’s business community is becoming more diverse as more professionals move into our area. Healthcare is an example of an industry coming into focus with the help of two optometrists and their side-by-side practices at the corner of 135th Street and Washington. Dr. David Littlefield and...

Local Farmers Insurance Agent Committed to Martin City
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Local Farmers Insurance Agent Committed to Martin City

Creating jobs and relationships is best policy for Chris Castanza. Growing a business is about believing in what’s possible and going after it. Chris Castanza believes the sky’s the limit for his Farmers Insurance business, his employees, and the Martin City community. That’s why he opened his doors at 135th and Washington in 2017 and...

Martin City Upbeat After First Full Year Under New Management Plan!
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Martin City Upbeat After First Full Year Under New Management Plan!

Respected president ensures smooth start to South KC Chamber’s arrangement with the Martin City CID. As the Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID) begins its second year under the management of the South Kansas City Chamber (SKCC), the neighborhood is thriving and proving that nonprofits can make a difference in bolstering community development. As both...

KC Pros Electric Finds Positive Charge in Martin City
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KC Pros Electric Finds Positive Charge in Martin City

Electrical contractor settles into the community with high standards. Regardless of the type of work you need, trust is everything when you hire a contractor. You can’t help but worry about the experience and the results when you take a chance on someone new. That’s why KC Pros Electric co-owners Stephon Blake and Steve Turner...

All 3 Phases of 135th Street Construction Are Complete!
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All 3 Phases of 135th Street Construction Are Complete!

After 10+ years of designing, seeking funding, and relentless tenacity, we are thrilled to announce the completion of all three phases of the 135th Street Public Improvement Project! Early planning for this huge undertaking began back in 2006 when CID businesses expressed serious concerns about people bypassing Martin City on Highway 150 ending up in...

Fishtech Cracks New Code For Success In Martin City
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Fishtech Cracks New Code For Success In Martin City

Tech company thrives on neighborly culture and hometown values. As you drive down Holmes Road north of 135th street, it’s hard to miss the Fishtech campus where some of the most advanced technologies and specialized expertise are quietly protecting companies and public institutions across the country. Modern architecture with a sleek, sculptural appeal introduces a...

Pina Wine & Spirits Uncorks Commitment to Customer Service
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Pina Wine & Spirits Uncorks Commitment to Customer Service

Liquor store settles into Martin City with an appreciation for community. If you believe in always putting family first, you have something in common with PragNesh Patel. “Nash” as he’s commonly known, gave up his own career plans to devote himself to helping his family’s business succeed. Now the success of Pina Wine & Spirits includes...

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...