March 2021
North Kansas City News
Welcome to the NKC Business Council's Newest Members!

Ultimate Services, Inc.

Game of Scones, LLC
´╗┐at The Iron District
Friday, March 5th
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Chicken N Pickle
1761 Burlington
Join us on the newly renovated Rooftop Lounge at Chicken N Pickle tomorrow morning for coffee and conversation. It's a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow NKCBC members, other NKC business owners and professionals, civic leaders, elected officials, friends and more!

Don't forget to bring your business card to drop in the fish bowl for a chance to win a $25 Chicken N Pickle Gift Card. The event is free and guests are welcome.

To learn more about hosting a First Friday Coffee, contact Paula Brooks, Member Services & Events Coordinator at (816) 548-3111 or via email at
Congratulations to Lucas Commercial Flooring Group, Inc!

Lucas Commercial Flooring Group, Inc., recently announced their certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through the City of Kansas City MO and the State of Missouri; Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) through the City of Kansas City MO, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through Missouri Regional Certification Committee. Click here to learn more about their services and check out some of their recent projects!
Lucky to Be in NKC ...
A Spooky Snake Saturday Parade

The Northland Festivals, Inc. Board of Directors, along with the City of North Kansas City and the North Kansas City Hospital, recently made the difficult decision to postpone the 37th Annual Snake Saturday Parade and Festival until October 23, 2021. They will be presenting "Spooky Snake Saturday" which will include many of the favorite activities everyone looks forward to each year. Check out the Snake Saturday website to read the full story and get details on how to participate or become a sponsor. Organizers hope to resume the traditional activities in 2022.
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center @ North Kansas City YMCA
The North Kansas City YMCA recently hosted an Open House to introduce their newly expanded Best Buy Teen Tech Center to the public. The center is a member of The Clubhouse Network that provides a creative, safe, and free out-of-school learning environment where young people, ages 12 - 19, from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Some of the technology available includes HP and MAC computers, a sound recording studio, 3D printing, photography, robotics, video production and more. Interested in becoming an adult-mentor? Click here for more details.
The total project cost, including capital improvements, was $250,000. Best Buy, The Clubhouse Network, City of North Kansas City, Harrah's Kansas City, Helzberg Diamonds, Arkema, Inc., the Sola Family and the Plautz-Weaver Family were key funders. Shawn Torrez, Plant Manager at Arkema, Inc., served as the volunteer project manager in partnership with YMCA Executive Director, Tina Weaver and Missions Board Chairman, Julie Sola, GM at Harrah's Kansas City.

The center is now open and will be staffed by volunteers under the direction of Best Buy Teen Tech Coordinator, Chase Coffee. To arrange a tour for a tween or teen or to sign-up as a volunteer or adult-mentor, email Chase at
Eat, Drink, Shop, Play and Stay in North Kansas City!
The NKC Business Council has been encouraging everyone to support NKC restaurants, entertainment venues, retailers, hotels, and other NKC destination attractions through the "Our Hearts are Local" marketing campaign. To get involved or learn more, click here.
Happy Anniversary to the following NKCBC Members ...

Thank you for your support!
Quote Notes

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses"

-- Abraham Lincoln
Paula Brooks | (816) 472-7700 | 405 E. 19th Avenue |