North Kansas City News
July 2021
Welcome New NKCBC Members!
Click on the logo to learn more about each new member.
Click image for photo gallery.
Many thanks to our event sponsors, participants, and event volunteers for making the 2021 Mickey Finn Scholarship Golf Classic a huge success!

Congratulations to the 2021 tournament winning teams!

Flight A
1st Place - Edward Jones
2nd Place - Country Club Bank Team #2

Flight B
1st Place - Chicken N Pickle
2nd Place - Black & McDonald

Flight C
1st Place - Harrah's Kansas City
2nd Place - Express Employment Professionals

We look forward to seeing everyone back on the course next year!

July NKCBC Second Friday Coffee

Friday, July 9, 2021
7:30 - 9:00 am
304 Armour Road

Bring a guest ... we look forward to seeing you!
Join us for coffee and conversation at the NKCBC's monthly coffee and networking event. It's a great opportunity to interact with your fellow NKCBC members and meet and visit with other NKC business owners and professionals, as well as elected officials and civic leaders.     

This month we are moving the event to the Second Friday to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy a long 4th of July weekend. We will be hosted by OmniLife VR. As a provider of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, OmniLife VR works with companies to provide their facility the latest VR equipment and technical support, along with thousands of VR experiences for interactive entertainment, learning, therapy and more, transforming people's lives into Magical Immersive Experiences.
After making the list in 2020, Chicken N Pickle Kansas City was one of only two businesses to be recognized once again among nine other 2021 Top 10 Small Businesses at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 34th annual small business awards program. Honorees ranged from apparel to construction to restaurant technology.

"It has been an incredibly challenging year, and it’s so exciting to see these great small businesses thriving,” chamber CEO Joe Reardon said in a release. “We were so impressed and wowed by all of our candidates this year, across all industries.”

Click the video above for Chicken N Pickle's story.
Two North Kansas City businesses that grew and thrived during a very challenging 2020 recently made the KC Business Journal's 2021 Fast 50: Kansas City's Fastest Growing Companies list. The list is based on average annual revenue growth from 2018 to 2020 and required businesses to attain revenue of $1 million or more in 2020. The final Fast 50 rankings will be revealed in the KC Business Journal's August 6th weekly edition.
Sail Away Wine Opens in Downtown North Kansas City
An exciting new wine bar experience called Sail Away Wine, recently sailed into Downtown North Kansas City at 309 Armour Road. The former bakery space has been spectacularly transformed into a comfortable hangout where guests can embark on a self-guided tour of the world of wine, with 75 different rotating wines available for smaller tastings or full pours. There are carefully curated selections of beer and spirits as well.

Mayor Bryant DeLong, several members of the City Council, and members of the North Kansas City Business Council Executive Committee were on hand to cut the ribbon and welcome Sail Away to the community.

They are now open seven day a week and invite you to set sail! For store hours and more information, visit
NKCBC member, Missouri Enterprise, now has access to highly respected and sought-after industry reports from trusted industry research leaders which are available to you at no-cost.

Good information helps you make better business decisions, and the level of detail in these reports is outstanding. Whether you want to know more about the state of your current line of business, you’re thinking about entering new markets, or you’re intensely focused on a Market Research initiative, Missouri Enterprise can help. Quality researched industry reports help you learn about important information affecting your business.

  • Economic data including past and expected future trends.
  • Demographic and market data.
  • Analytical and forward-looking insights and projections.
  • Detailed information on thousands of major and niche industries.
  • Other useful, detailed information.

To request your no-cost industry report(s), contact Jamie Quelle, Area Business Manager at (816) 705-7373 or via email at and let him know what report(s) you’d like to see. He will deliver them personally to your door. Jamie is happy to help you as a friend in the manufacturing industry and can connect you with additional resources when you need them.
City Administrator, Eric Berlin, recently announced he will be retiring effective July 2, 2021. Assistant City Administrator Kim Nakahodo will be serving as Interim City Administrator until a new City Administrator is hired and on-board.

Congratulations on your retirement! It has been a pleasure to work with you. The North Kansas City Business Council would like to thank you for everything you’ve done for the city of North Kansas City and wish you the best of health, happiness, and success on your new journey in life!
Happy Anniversary to the following NKCBC Members ...

Thank you for your support!
Upcoming Events & Activities
Calendar of Events

July 5
NKCBC Office closed in observance of Independence Day Holiday.

July 7
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

July 9
July NKCBC Second Friday Coffee
7:30 - 9 am
304 Armour Road

July 14
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

July 21
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

July 22
NKCBC Monthly Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 PM
NKC High School
620 E. 23rd Avenue

July 28
Northland Coffee Connect
7:45 - 9 am
iWerx Pavilion
1520 Clay Street

There's always something going on in North Kansas City! Check out the RiverNorth Calendar of Events for all the details!
The North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board is committed to providing the residents and business community of North Kansas City with the best possible environment for family recreation and leisure time enjoyment. Click on the links below to learn about all the recreation and leisure time activities available in North Kansas City!

Click the image above for the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department full summer catalog of programs for all ages.
Quote Notes

“My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbour, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.”

-- Yakov Smirnoff
Paula Brooks | (816) 472-7700 | 405 E. 19th Avenue |