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McLain's Bakery

Member Spotlight: McLain's Bakery

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Greater Kansas City has no shortage of delicious bakeries and coffee houses, but one name has been around longer than most: McLain’s. This expanding bakery was founded 75 years ago and is one of the KC Chamber’s 2020 Top 10 Small Businesses. A big reason for McLain’s longevity and success? A healthy respect for the tradition of the past while embracing the future. Read Article
J. Rieger & Co.

Member Spotlight: J. Rieger Co.

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Member News · Small Business Celebration · Case Study

When your family name is on your product, the pressure is definitely on for your small business to do well. J. Rieger Co. has certainly succeeded and made a name for itself – for the second time -- in Greater KC. The first time was a distillery that Jacob Rieger founded in 1887. It became the largest mail order whiskey house in the United States – until the onset of Prohibition meant the distillery had to close its doors. Fast forward nearly a century, and J. Read Article
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Ida McBeth Gallery Unveiled at Jazz Museum

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The American Jazz Museum's newest gallery space honors Kansas City native Ida McBeth, a self-proclaimed "song stylist" and nationally recognized jazz legend. The Ida McBeth Gallery offers space for artists, particularly those devoted to music, who need a small gallery space to showcase their work. The inaugural collection Legendary Jazz Greats by Robert Blehert honors Ida along with 26 other jazz heroes like Count Basie, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. Read Article
Chicken N Pickle

Member Spotlight: Chicken N Pickle

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It began as an idea over cold beer and jerk chicken in the Grand Cayman Islands and evolved into a pickleball court in North Kansas City. Now, it’s a growing small business with multiple locations across the country. Chicken N Pickle is our latest Top 10 Small Business to step into the Member Spotlight. Read Article
NAIA

New Member Cycle Attracts Three Institutions

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that it has received three applications for membership as a part of its new summer membership cycle, which concluded on July 1. Read Article
Cherry

Member Spotlight: Cherry Sports Gear

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As a former college athlete, Thalia Cherry knows the importance of quality sports related product. She purchased hundreds of sports-related products during her days as a multi-sport conference All-American. As an adult, she recognized the lack of options for women and women athletes that captured fashion, style, and comfort. Hence, the beginning of Cherry Sports Gear. Read Article