Celebrating 30 years of the
North Kansas City Business Council!
Over the next few months, we will be collecting stories, memories and advice for future business owners, leading up to a special 30-year anniversary celebration in September.

Looking back at your own business experience in North Kansas City and your involvement with the North Kansas City Business Council, what is one thing you would tell your 30-year-old business self about why it is worthwhile to invest time and membership dues in the North Kansas City Business Council.

Please send your thoughts to Alexis Brown, Events and Member Services Coordinator via email at [email protected] or call (816) 548-3112.
Welcome the North Kansas City Business Council's Newest Members
The OxBow is the newest apartment building in North Kansas City, offering studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom luxury floor plans. OxBow is a community designed to be a comforting break every time you walk in the doors. They also offer high-end amenities so you can spend more time socializing with friends and neighbors.

For more information about The OxBow, click here.
Alpha Team KC Dumpster Service is our newest member in the North Kansas City Business Council! This eco-friendly company not only provides reliable, fast and low-cost dumpster solutions to the KC metro, they also ensure that all waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

To learn more about Alpha Team KC, click here.
Want to Become More Involved in the NKCBC? Here's How!
It's a new year and a great time to take advantage of one of the many benefits of North Kansas City Business Council membership by hosting a monthly NKCBC Friday Coffee event. The monthly coffees are a popular networking event for NKCBC members, elected officials, and other NKC businesses and organizations.

Following are just a few reasons to host an event:

  • New to the North Kansas City Business Community? Introduce your business and get connected!
  • Been around for a while? Reintroduce your business and engage attendees in an activity or provide a demonstration to showcase and reacquaint everyone with your products or services.
  • Made renovations, relocated, or undergone a major expansion? Provide a tour and tell us all about it!
  • Is your business celebrating a significant anniversary or reaching some other major milestone? Let us help you celebrate and spread the word!
  • Just like coffee and donuts and some great conversation? We do too!

No matter the reason, hosting a NKCBC Friday Coffee event is an opportunity to promote your
business and let people know who you are and what you do, introduce staff, and share details about any special projects, new initiatives, or future plans that may be "in the works". You'll make a long-lasting impression on attendees and generate meaningful word of mouth promotion and awareness of your business or organization long after the event.

The coffees are generally held on the 1st Friday of the month, however a few will be held on the 2nd Friday due to scheduling conflicts.

The following dates are available:

May 5th, 2023
July 7th, 2023
August 4th, 2023
October 6th, 2023
November 3rd, 2023

Click here for an event planning guideline or contact Alexis Brown, Events & Member Services Coordinator at (816) 548-3112 or via email at [email protected] to get more information and sign up today!
This months luncheon will focus on the status of the new terminal at KCI Airport with the Kansas City Aviation Departments very own, Justin Meyer as the featured speaker! Be sure to join us for this exciting update!
Thursday, January 26th
11:30 am - 1 pm
1520 Clay
North Kansas City, Mo.
Lunch will be provided by Above and Beyond Catering.
Be Winter Ready!
Don't get caught in a winter weather traffic jam! Stay connected to the City of North Kansas City and get updates on a variety of subjects including road closures in North Kansas City and activation of the Armour Road Emergency Snow Route.
Keeping Up with NKCSD!
From Christmas shopping to special visits from the Kansas City Chiefs Players, the North Kansas City School District is staying busy and keeping their students on track in the best of ways!
Back in early December, the Kansas City Police Department teamed up with the district to treat 35 lucky kiddos to a special shopping spree at Target for the annual Shop with a Cop. This is such a lovely tradition that we couldn't pass up the chance to share!
Right before winter break, Maple Park Middle School welcomed a very special guest! Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman stopped by to play basketball in the adaptive gym class, then went on to help school administrators pass out gifts to the teachers! What a great way to spread some holiday spirit and get everyone pumped for some Chiefs Football! Go Chiefs!
Last fall, the North Kansas City School District partnered with Missouri Enterprise to put together manufacturing tours for 8th Grade Students from Antioch and Maple Park Middle Schools. Companies such as Tnemec, Stuppy Greenhouses, Exltube, Sterling Luxury Coaches and several others, all opened their doors to these students in an effort to improve work-based learning experiences, to prepare them for life after high school. As students begin to select pathways in the eighth grade, the school district realizes that they need to expose students to more opportunities before they select a pathway of interests. Manufacturing tours provide just that! Students are able to get an inside view of a company based upon the four pathways, School of Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship, School of Design, Innovation & Technology, School of Health & Wellness and School of Human Services. Exposure allows informed decisions to occur more often for students interested in careers within many of our local companies and organizations. This spring, they plan on offering the same opportunities to 8th grade students at New Mark and Northgate Middle Schools, but they need YOUR HELP! Businesses just like yours can participate in this fun and educational experience to help build the future workers of NKC.

The tours will be the same structure used from the fall and will be done on two different dates for each school due to the student count. Companies can select both dates and/or select the dates that works best for their schedules. The deadline to sign up for this is January 27th, 2023! Please click here for more information and how to register, or register here!

Time for Visit/Tour:

New Mark Middle School (450 students) on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023.
13 Sites needed.
Northgate Middle School (350 students) on Wednesday April 5th, 2023
10 Sites needed.
Annual North Kansas City Business Council Memberships begin on January 1st and expire on December 31st of each year. Annual membership renewal invoices were e-mailed on December 6th, 2022. If you have not received your renewal invoice and need a copy e-mailed or "snail" mailed, please contact Jennifer House, Office Administrator at (816) 472-7700 or via email at [email protected]
Interested in learning more about joining the North Kansas City Business Council? Call Rich Groves or Alexis Brown at (816) 472-7700 to learn more about the benefits of being a North Kansas City Business Council member.

Ready to join? Click here to sign-up today!
Happy "Membership" Anniversary to the following NKCBC Members!
Upcoming Events & Activities
Calling All Swifties!

From January 13th to February 18th, all T-Swift fans in Kansas City can experience all things Taylor by stopping by this new North Kansas City Pop-Up Bar. Vignettes Bar's newest pop-up is giving you the chance to shake it off, surrounded by scenes from the Taylor Cinematic Universe while sipping cocktails such as The Cardigan, Lemon Drops on My Guitar and Snow on the Beach. Plan around fun events all week long with Karaoke Sundays, Tayla's Pop Culture Trivia Wednesdays, Music Bingo Thursdays and live music Fridays and Saturdays..
Are you ready for it?

Click the image above for all the details and to reserve your spot!
90 Day Business Plan Workshop!

Do you have goals set for 2023? Or, even just the next 90 days? This can be a challenge for many business owners. Join Nick Termini, ActionCOACH Firm Owner and Certified Business Coach, and International Speaker & Trainer for ActionCOACH, Sean Schoenmakers on January 20th for a 90 Day Business Plan Workshop. For $295 per person, your ticket will include the following:
  • Lunch, Appetizer & Drink Ticket
  • Peer to Peer Hot Seat
  • Help creating your 90 Day Business Plan
  • Networking with Peer Business Owners
  • 6 secrets to Grow Your Business in 2023
As if it didn't seem so tempting already, you will also be able to play a Virtual Reality Game after the workshop. The event will take place at Double Tap.

Click on the image above for more details and to get your tickets!
If you see Officer Brian Lawrence around, be sure to wish him a Happy Retirement! You can also join in celebrating his retirement on January 27th, 2023 at 2pm. The celebration will be held at 2020 Howell St. NKC EOC Room. On behalf of the North Kansas City Business Community, we would like to thank Officer Lawrence for his 27.5 years of service! We hope he enjoys retirement and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.
Politics & A Pint!
Outlaw Cigar here in North Kansas City is hosting Politics and a Pint with two special guests, Tony Luetkemeyer and Mike Cierpiot. Seating will be first come, first serve so register today!

Click Here to reserve your spot!
Calendar of Events
January 26th
11:30 am

February 3rd
7:30 am

February 23rd

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, North Kansas City Business Council Events and Member Services Coordinator.

(816) 538-3112
There are lots of events and activities taking place in North Kansas City! Check out the RiverNorth Calendar of Events for all the details on their upcoming events!
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 Winter catalog of programs for all ages.
Alexis Brown | (816) 472-7700 | 405 E. 19th Avenue | [email protected]