Welcome the North Kansas City Business Council's Newest Members!

We would like to welcome Realty ONE Group Encompass to the North Kansas City Business Council as our newest member. Realty ONE Group Encompass is a proud part of the North Kansas City community, operating out of the Historic Cable Building - 1321 N. Burlington, Suite B. All agents at the NKC office help customers across the metro but have focused activity on Clay and Platte Counties. They value the Northland area and are dedicated to maintaining a deep connection to local cities, organizations, schools, and surrounding communities.

Back in June, North Kansas City Mayor Bryant DeLong announced that they would temporarily be changing the name of Swift Street to "Swift Street (Taylor's Version), as well as adding an honorary Cornelia Street sign - in recognition of one of her more popular songs - making the corner of Swift & Armour, a Swiftie's wildest dream. Not only did this bring tons of excitement and joy to the community, but the local business owners utilized it in their own marketing. Post Coffee had Swift-inspired specialty drinks and 3 And Me Boutique offered a 13% discount in honor of Taylor's lucky number 13. The Iron District also had a "Swiftie Pre-Party" which included live entertainment from Chloe Rose, singing a variety of Taylor Swift covers, a Taylor's Tiki menu at Tiki Huna, "stations" to make Friendship Bracelets and DJ KAY-FAN finishing the night with a Swiftie Mash-up. By the end of the Eras Tour weekend, hundreds of Swifties made their way to NKC to join in on the fun. They shopped, drank, and lined up to get their pictures taken and make TikTok videos in front of the Swift Street (Taylor's Version) & Honorary Cornelia Street signs. It's been reported that this concert alone, had a larger economic impact on the metro than the 2023 NFL Draft back in April, and we appreciate the City Hall Swiftie Committee for making this happen for North Kansas City with their fun and creative thinking!

MoDOT Construction

If you haven't noticed, MoDOT has multiple road closures that are affecting all of North Kansas City. Construction will occur along Burlington (HWY 9) for the remainder of the year for Spire Energy gas main work, at different intersections. MoDOT will be permitting occasional lane closures for the project. They will also be conducting pavement repairs as well as bridge expansion joints, expect lane and ramp closures at I-35 and 16th Ave. through August 2023.

City Updates!

  • Come see "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" on the big screen in Macken Park this Friday, July 28th, 2023. Bring a blanket, snacks, the whole family and get comfy! The movie will start around 9pm near the Festival Shelter!
  • Come out for the "Bounce & Balance" on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023, from 4:30PM - 6:30PM at the North Kansas City Parks & Recreation, to discuss the 2023-2024 proposed budget and enjoy a bounce house and sno-cones! Click here to learn more!
  • The police department has received a small allotment of anti-theft, steering wheel locks from Hyundai Motors. These are to get ahead of the significant increase in theft of certain Hyundai and Kia makes and models. They will be distributed for free to eligible owners. To be eligible, you must reside and/or work in North Kansas City (proof required) and be the registered owner of the vehicle. Steering wheel locks are available at the police department on a first-come first-serve basis, while supplies last.
  • North Kansas City Parks & Recreation is hosting a Summer Adult Cornhole League! Games will be 2 vs 2, with each team playing two matches per night. This league will run for six weeks, five weeks of games, with a single elimination tournament the sixth week. Wednesdays, August 2nd through September 6th at 6 p.m. $50 fee per team. Register here! For more information, contact Will Grefrath via email.

A Message from Police Chief Kevin Freeman...

On July 19th, 2022, the City of North Kansas City and the North Kansas City Police Department suffered a tragedy where Officer Daniel Vasquez was killed in the line of duty while protecting and serving the community of North Kansas City.

In the wake of Officer Vasquez's death, the community of North Kansas City has shown an overwhelming amount of support in various ways. One such offer was from WSKF Architects, who offered to help design an appropriate memorial, should the city desire.

Over the past several months, members of the North Kansas City Police Department, Fire Department, and city staff, have been working with WSKF Architects to design a Public Safety Memorial that will be built near City Hall. This memorial will honor the sacrifices of the members of both the Police & Fire departments that have paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to the City of North Kansas City.

As this project is finishing the design phase and moving into construction, there have been inquiries from North Kansas City-based companies, offering to help with the project, either through donations of labor, materials, or both. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Rick Kuhl at WSKF Architects or Chief Freeman!

North Kansas City Business Council's

30 Year Anniversary!

30 Year Anniversary!

This year, we are celebrating 30 years of serving North Kansas City Businesses! Be sure to join us for our September 28th Luncheon, at iWerx, for a special, celebratory lunch! It is also our "Investing in North Kansas City" pilot luncheon program, so you will also get to learn about all the current and upcoming investments in the city. Be sure to register today!

You may remember our 30th Year Anniversary flags we had out along Armour Road for the Snake Saturday Parade, but did you remember you can get a metal-stand replica for your business?! We are still taking orders for the Legacy Flags. For more information, contact Alexis Brown, Events & Member Services Coordinator, or click here! ➡️

Women Leaders in Business in North Kansas City

Starting last year, the North Kansas City Business Council made a commitment to recognize, honor, and of course, feature among its members women who are in top leadership roles. Thank you to our 2023 Women Leaders in North Kansas City panel of women, Ora Reynolds, Shannan Slavens, Julie Sola, & Roxanne Strub!

Thank you!

Weekend Plans?

They appreciate you so much, they're willing to buy you a beer for nominating Cinder Block Brewery for Best Locally Owned Missouri Brewery!

Click the photo below to nominate them, show the bartender you voting history during your next visit, for a pint on them!

Nomination round & discount ends July 31st!

Happy Membership Anniversary!


Clay County Commissioners

First Federal Bank

Iron District

Missouri Enterprise

Security Equipment, Inc

The Big Rip Brewing Company

Vanguard Business Services

Save the Date(s)!

The Builders Innovation Expo 2023!

"Step into the future of construction"

Enjoy the exploration of groundbreaking construction tools, materials, and smart technologies. Exhibitors will be showcasing new advancements in construction technology, to fit the needs of industry professionals searching for effective business solutions. Also, new this year, Tech Talks! Leaders in the industry will share their insights and discuss current tech trends during informative breakout sessions. This open house even is free, but registration is required.

Event Sponsor: MarksNelson

August 2nd, 2023


Northland Coffee Connect

ReRoll Tavern

August 4th, 2023


First Friday Coffee

F325 BBQ

August 24th, 2023


Monthly Membership Luncheon

The Pavilion @ iWerx!

Every Wednesday

Northland Coffee Connect

Various Locations!


Visit the North Kansas City Business Council Events Calendar for more information and to register for NKCBC events and activities.

Have information you'd like to share? Call or send an email to Alexis Brown, The North Kansas City Business Council's Events & Member Services Coordinator.

(816) 548-3112

[email protected]

There is always something fun and entertaining going on in North Kansas City! Check out the RiverNorth Calendar of Events for all the details and sign up for their newsletter!

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 the image above for the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department full Summer catalog of programs for all ages.

Alexis Brown | (816) 472-7700 | 405 E. 19th Avenue | alexis@nkcbusinesscouncil.com