When you drive along Wornall Road, you can’t help but see the amazing transformation of Almar Printing located at 7735 Wornal Rd. Congratulations to the owners of Almar Printing, Sam and Mary Gromowsky, for being awarded the December Waldo’s Best Award. They have owned and operated the family business since 1966 and been steadfast supporters of the Waldo area for more than 46 years!
Extensive improvements were made to the building and parking areas. All the materials used from paint to parking lot products were bought locally.
Why Buy Local? Because every dollar that stays in our community makes a difference in our community.
Did you know?
•An average of 45 percent of money spent in independent, local shops stays in our local
economy. Compare that to just 13 percent of money spent at national retailers.
• If the people of an average American city were to shift just 10 percent of their spending
from chains to local businesses, it would bring an additional $235 million per year to that community’s economy.
Operation First Step can help you turn your dream into a reality. Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center, this program will help develop a start-up plan that will help you not only start, but succeed in business. This multi-week course will give you a specific road map to start a business, expose you to subject matter experts such as accountants, lawyers marketing experts and more.
The Engage KC Leadership Board is designed to engage young people with an interest in public service and build leadership capacity for those interested in careers in this field. Participants must be a Kansas City resident, enrolled in high school or college, and must be between 16-22 years of age. The board will serve a six month term, meeting at least two days a month for workshops from January through June.
The Annual Christ The King Auction has been scheduled for Friday, February 15, 2013 from 5pm to 10pm. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Christ The King School, 425 W. 85th St. The evening includes a Cajun Shrimp Boil, silent and live auctions, raffle, and an amazing dessert table. New this year are: sponsor tables that include premier seating, tickets, etc.; souvenir refillable cups; Hurricane Punch, and a photo booth. For more information or to donate auction items, contact the school office, 816-363-1113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a place to have a breakfast meeting or lunch with friends? There is a perfect place at 434 W 85th Street, the old Dairy Queen location. Eats and Sweets is under the same management and they are eager to see their old friends come by to experience the new menu with familiar faces. The breakfast menu includes delicious pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, and more.