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Keynote to feature Loews Hotels, H&R Block CEOs

  Downtown Kansas City’s progress in becoming the region’s leading destination for visitors, tourists and conventioneers will be the main course of the Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Headlining the annual event will be a Keynote Conversation with Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of New York-based […]

Kay Barnes to receive Downtown Council’s highest honor

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes will receive the Downtown Council’s highest honor at its Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in the Kay Barnes Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Barnes is considered the architect Downtown’s renaissance. Serving as mayor from 1999-2007, she championed the rebirth of Downtown around three complementary initiatives […]


All aboard for 2019 Annual Luncheon: Destination Downtown KC

Downtown Kansas City’s ascension to becoming the region’s leading destination for conventions, visitors, and business and leisure travelers will be the main course of the next Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at the Kansas City Convention Center. “Today, Kansas City can be said to have actually achieved the elusive dream of scores […]


Natl Geographic Traveler names KC one of the world’s ‘best trips’

Courtesy, The Kansas City Star “One may wonder what Kansas City has in common with Dakar, Senegal, or Perth, Australia. It seems they are among must-see destinations for travelers in 2019. That’s according to National Geographic Traveler magazine, which published the list last week in the December-January issue. Why go now? To “revel in the revival,” the magazine says. […]

Amistice Commemoration continues through Sunday

The National WWI Museum and Memorial will continue to capture the world’s attention this weekend with a flurry of activities to commemorate the centennial of the World War I Armistice on Sunday. Highlights include Peace and Remembrance, the spectacular illumination of America’s official World War I Memorial that began last Friday and continues through Armistice Day on Sunday in […]

Poppies, Butterfly, Wynonna & Carol to light up Downtown

From Peace and Remembrance at the National WWI Memorial to Madama Butterfly at the Kauffman Center; and from Wynonna at Helzberg Hall to Carol Burnett at the Midland, this promises to be a breathtaking week in Downtown Kansas City. Roll the highlight reel for the week in arts, culture and entertainment – Monday to Sunday, Nov. 5-11: Armistice Commemoration – To […]

Vote YES for the Kansas City Public Library

The Downtown Council supports the Kansas City Public Library’s campaign for voters to authorize an 8-cent increase in the property tax based operating levy – the first such request in 22 years – to maintain and modernize facilities and sustain and enhance essential services. The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6. Today’s blog post […]