The annual directory of the Southtown, Waldo, and Brookside businesses is coming hot off the press this month. If you are receiving this newsletter, you will be receiving a copy in the mail. Feel free to stop by the Southtown Planning Center to get additional copies. With a print run of more than 8,000, we have plenty to share.
As you begin planning your “end-of-the-year” gift decisions, please keep the Southtown Foundation on your list. Southtown’s mission is to facilitate the linkages and partnerships among the community stakeholders to create an environment for economic development and growth, strengthen existing businesses and welcome new ones, promote the area resources and achievements, initiate corrective actions where needed and maintain the community as a great place to live, work, and do business.
Monthly Networking Events:
Wednesday, August 13, 5-6:30pm
Location: Dave Smith the Lamp Maker, 7432 Wornall Rd.
Wednesday, August 27, 8-9am
Location: Commerce Bank– Brookside, 6336 Brookside Plz.
Join with friends, see the businesses, and hear what is happening in the neighborhood at both these events.
This month’s Southtown Business Highlight is the UMKC Innovation Center at 4747 Troost Ave. helping emerging/existing business owners develop business basics. Created in 2005 by bringing together university business outreach services, each year the Center serves more than 3,000 clients, through training classes, one-on-one counseling sessions, and referrals to other support
The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, previously the Toy and Miniature Museum of KC, plans to re-open in 2015 with a new ‘look’. The new lobby will feature a sculpture called the “Toytisserie”, a two-story conveyor belt composed of 48 panels covered in toys, which will stimulate wonder and nostalgia for all! As you might imagine, LOTS of toys are needed to pull this sculpture off!
Start off the September Troost Art Hop on the second Friday (September 12) at Studio RM Gardner, 1017 E. 55th St., for a special Troost Ave CID Happy Hour event from 6-7pm. The reception, “The Summer Draw,” will continue from 7-10pm for the public arts crawl. This exhibition will feature a salon-style collection of drawings from the artist's wide-ranging summer drawing project. Light refreshments will be available. See previews of the artwork on the artist's website at www.rmgardner.com.