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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...

Martin City has gone GREEN!
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Martin City has gone GREEN!

The business community in Martin City, Missouri has made a collaborative effort to invest their resources in finding the most efficient ways to green their companies. “We want to let residents, visitors, and potential customers know that Martin City businesses are about more than just profit,” said Vickie Wolgast, Martin City CID District Manager.  Many...

The South KC Chamber Will Manage The Martin City CID!
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The South KC Chamber Will Manage The Martin City CID!

We are thrilled to announce the South KC Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) has been hired to manage the Martin City Community Improvement District (MCCID)! South KC Chamber President Vickie Wolgast will serve as our District Manager under a managed services agreement between the SKCC and MCCID. “I believe this will unify the entire South KC...

Loving Arms Adult Day Care Gets People Moving!
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Loving Arms Adult Day Care Gets People Moving!

“We don’t let people sit around and watch TV all day long,” said Debbie Hartsell, owner of Loving Arms Adult Daycare. “This isn’t a nursing home, and we don’t ever want to be one!” We made a surprise visit to the daycare center and Hartsell wasn’t kidding when she said they don’t operate like a...

KJB Packaging Brings Products to Life in 3D!
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KJB Packaging Brings Products to Life in 3D!

Can a product’s packaging influence whether or not you buy it? According to KJB Packaging Solutions in Martin City, packaging absolutely affects buying decisions. “People want to have an experience with a product and learn its story when they see it on a shelf,” said Jacob Burlin, principal at KJB Packaging Solutions. “We help businesses...

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...

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...