North Kansas City News
October 2021
Welcome to North Kansas City Business Council's
Newest Members
Founded in 2013, Elite Roofing Supply is an independent distributor of roofing materials and supplies with over 20 branches, including a branch located in North Kansas City. Managing partners with years of roofing expertise in both residential and commercial roofing lead each branch with the mantra of understanding their customers’ needs so they can provide the right solutions at the right price, delivered at the right time.

Patriot Defense Ammunition is a veteran-owned company that knows a thing or two about ammo and service. They use good old fashioned American ingenuity to bring their community of shooters ranging from passionate range sportsmen, hunters, and casual shooters who just want to protect their families, the best quality and selection; whether it’s partnering with other premium manufacturers or crafting their own top-quality mil-spec PDA rounds.
Paradise Productions KC specializes in live event production and installations providing top-notch audio, lighting, video and design all under one roof. With a client-focused philosophy, their team of Event Coordinators and Sound/Lighting designers execute a truly unparalleled one-of-a-kind experience for each event, working through initial proposal, design, content, and production logistics to ensure your event is a huge success.

Introducing the Next Generation of Workers to Great Careers and Rewarding Work in Manufacturing

Missouri Enterprise is the go-to resource for all things manufacturing. They are part of the National Institute of Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership,a national network of manufacturing excellence resources available to manufacturers in Missouri. Their team of Area Business Managers, such as North Kansas City’s Jamey Quelle, are available for candid advice or to provide access to their no-cost/low-cost resources and learning opportunities. And, Missouri manufacturers can engage their expertise and manufacturing know-how to help with critical initiatives for profitable growth and manufacturing excellence.

Manufacturing is one of Missouri’s top industries, employing tens of thousands of people throughout the state. However, talent recruitment and development continue to be the #1 concern for Missouri Manufacturers, largely due to two issues: a skills gap and misperceptions about modern manufacturing. To this end, Missouri Enterprise works throughout the year to encourage, support, and coordinate participation of Missouri manufacturers in MFG Day - Manufacturing Day. Held annually on the first Friday in October, MFG Day sees thousands of companies and educational institutions across the country come together opening their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders to showcase the wide range of engaging and rewarding career potential available in the modern manufacturing industry.

Last year nearly 10,000 students took part in Missouri’s statewide virtual event. With a Missouri Virtual MFG Day statewide event promoted to K-12 schools via the Missouri Chamber Foundation and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as numerous live events including educational fairs, plant tours, job fairs, and community events and activities being presented by manufacturers, high schools and technical colleges, and local chamber of commerces and other businesses across the state on MFG Day and throughout the month of October, organizers hope to reach even more students this year.

To learn more and start planning to get involved in Manufacturing Day 2022, reach out to Jamey Quelle, Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager at (816) 705-7373
Supply Chain Today: Skyrocketing material costs; Out-of-Stock (OOS) events; Shipment delays and back-orders ... sound familiar?

CONNEXTM, the powerful, online supply chain connectivity tool built to help manufacturers network and connect with buyers and sellers throughout Missouri and nationwide is finally here! Use it to strengthen your supply chain, find alternative suppliers and promote your company at the same time. There is NO COST to Missouri Manufacturers and there are many ADVANTAGES and BENEFITS! Learn more at CONNEXTM Missouri.

Whether you set-up your listing or become a Power User, you should absolutely be a part of it!
CONNEXTM - Get In On It!


STEP 2: Click into Manufacturers Marketplace and expand your connectivity nationwide. SIGN IN BEFORE OCTOBER 31ST, 2021 AND GET FREE-FOR-LIFE ACCESS - A $500 per year value!

$500 per year is a boost for anyone's marketing budget, but you have to get your CONNEXTM login and click into Manufacturers Marketplace right away to receive this benefit.

Need a hand? Call Jamey Quelle, Area Business Manager, Missouri Enterprise, at (816) 705-7373 or send him an email at jquelle@missourienterprise.org, and he'll be glad to help get you set-up.
The City Needs Your Help!
The City is partnering with Mid-America Regional Council to conduct the East/West Connection Study to determine how to provide a safe crossing on foot or by bike under I-35 on Armour Road for NKC residents, employees, and visitors.

Please take the survey to provide your thoughts and ideas. Your responses will help shape the future of Armour Road, putting safety and accessibility at the forefront of the project.

Clay County voters will get to decide on November 2 whether to renew the existing 1/8th cent sales tax that funds about a quarter of the Clay County Sheriff's Office's operating budget. Click the image above for a helpful infographic and read the full press release for more information.
North Kansas City Business Council Member Highlights
Established in 1994, Dot’s Office Products, Inc. originally served the Greater Kansas City area. It has since grown to include major national accounts across the United States! Dot’s is a local, woman owned business providing a wide range of office supplies and equipment, janitorial and break-room supplies, office furniture and more. Dot’s strives to give their customers quality service, fast delivery, and guidance on what might best suit each individual businesses needs.
Based in North Kansas City, MTS Contracting, Inc. has been serving the Kansas City Metropolitan and surrounding areas for over 20 years. MTS provides masonry, concrete, parking garage restoration, and a host of other exterior restoration services. MTS services the needs of private companies, public entities, and property management firms. They have earned the reputation as one of the premier restoration contractors in the Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri areas.
ResourcesKC offers pre-owned Herman Miller Ethospace workstations as-is and refurbished, as well as new cubes, along with office furniture of all types. With projects located throughout the KC metropolitan area and across the country ranging from fitting 20 people into a tiny office or outfitting a large corporation with 500 cubes, they know how to make spaces work. From the initial consultation and design through delivery and installation, they can provide solutions for any business and budget. They also provide furniture liquidation services and Covid modifications.
This “home grown” business started in the basement of Randy Best and his father, Bernie Best, in 1983. Now located in North Kansas City, they serve customers throughout the KC metropolitan area. Best Batteries sells batteries for cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATV's, boats, watercraft, RV, golf carts, lawn & garden, farm, steel- cased, wheelchairs, alarm systems, and even the common alkaline batteries AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, along with chargers and jump starters. They also provide battery testing, installation, and recycling services.
Screenland Armour recently installed new seats! Check out what's "Now Playing" and what's "Coming Soon" and make plans to catch a film and enjoy the ultra comfy new digs!
Don't Miss the
Spooky Snake Saturday Parade
Fun and Festivities!
October 23, 2021

Mark your calendars now and make plans with family and friends to enjoy a "hauntingly" fun-filled day of activities and celebration throughout North Kansas City at Spooky Snake Saturday ... it's sure to be a "spooktacularly" good time!!!
10 am - 10 pm
Now is your chance to show off your photo skills and share what you love about North Kansas City! The City is looking for photos for the 2022 City Calendar and is accepting submissions from anyone who lives or works in North Kansas City.

Interested? Send your North Kansas City photo(s) to city@nkc.org or mail/drop them off at City Hall, 2010 Howell Street, North Kansas City. Please include your name and contact information when submitting your photo(s) so the City can give you a photo credit should your photo be chosen.

Please Note: Physical photos will not be returned. All photos must be original work and never been the subject of a copyright.
The North Kansas City Business Council is a 501 c 6 nonprofit “chamber of commerce”/economic development organization focused exclusively on supporting businesses within the City of North Kansas City, Missouri. Our mission is “to be an advocate for businesses and quality of life in North Kansas City”. 

Not a member? Join Today!  Visit our website at www.nkcbusinesscouncil.com to learn more about the North Kansas City Business Council and the many ways in which we serve our members and the North Kansas City community. Or give us a call at (816) 472-7700 or send us an email at info@nkcbusinesscouncil.com. We look forward to learning about your organization and discussing how we can serve you!
Happy Anniversary to the following NKCBC Members ...
Thank you for your support!
Upcoming Events & Activties
NKCBC
Calendar of Events

October 1
October NKCBC
First Friday Coffee
7:30 - 9:00 am
1601 Iron Street, Suite 200

October 28
NKCBC
"State of the City"
Special Monthly Luncheon Program
11:30 am - 1:00 PM
Harrah's Kansas City
1 Riverboat Drive

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

(816) 538-3111
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 the image above for the North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department full fall catalog of programs for all ages.
Quote Notes

“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if
you just sit there.”

-- Will Rodgers
Paula Brooks | (816) 472-7700 | 405 E. 19th Avenue | paula@nkcbusinesscouncil.com