Entries by Tommy

Downtown KC is OPEN

Support Downtown Kansas City Restaurants & Retailers The Downtown Council is continuing to spread the word that Downtown KC restaurants and retailers are OPEN! Our OPEN Downtown KC campaign is highlighting the various ways our restaurants and retailers serving the community during this time – through delivery, limited dine-in, curbside, takeout, in-store and online shopping. […]

Techweek Friday: LaunchKC is ready for liftoff

LaunchKC, the startup competition designed to attract tech entrepreneurs to build their emerging tech businesses in Downtown Kansas City, will take center stage at Techweek Kansas City today (Friday). The 20 finalists will make their pitches for $50,000 grants to LaunchKC judges and the Techweek audience in the Chamber Board at Union Station from 8 […]

LaunchKC prepares for its 2016 grants competition

All 10 of the first LaunchKC grant recipients were introduced by the Downtown Council before our Annual Luncheon audience of 1,000 guests in January and before a packed house at Techweek Kansas City this past September, which has many entrepreneurs asking, “what are the LaunchKC plans for 2016?” Well, not only will LaunchKC and Techweek be back in […]

Google to announce eCity award on Wednesday!

Google is excited to announce our third annual Google eCity Awards, recognizing each state’s “digital capital” – the strongest online business community in each state. Based on independent research conducted by IPSOS, Kansas City is the digital capital of Missouri. We’ll formally announce the award this Wednesday, December 9, at 12:45PM at locally-owned Westside Storey, […]

The KC Streetcar is coming home

Kansas City welcomes Streetcar #801, more than 50 years after the last streetcar ride WHAT:     The arrival of Kansas City’s first streetcar, #801, from vehicle manufacturer CAF USA, Inc. The new KC Streetcar vehicles, which are modern, sleek, climate-controlled and Wi-Fi enabled, are picking up the numbering where it left off more than 50 […]

National Archives opens national exhibit this week

The National Archives at Kansas City will open a new, national touring exhibition on Thursday, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support […]