The arts and cultural fabric of Downtown Kansas City will be the focus of the Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 10 in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. The luncheon theme “Art Works Downtown” will feature numerous artistic elements, including: A keynote address by Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National […]
Five businesses located in Downtown Kansas City will be recognized by the Downtown Council at a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28th. This quarterly recognition event is organized by the DTC’s Business Retention Committee and honors businesses for their ongoing commitment to Downtown Kansas City. The businesses to be honored include: BKD, LLP […]
Last week, Bill Dietrich, Sean O’Byrne, Mike Hurd and I joined 500 of our colleagues from downtowns across the country (and world) to learn more about culture, commerce and collaboration at the International Downtown Association annual conference and trade show in Fort Worth, Texas. It was an award-winning experience – we received two awards: a […]
Since the spring of 2002, the Downtown Community Improvement District (DCID) Ambassadors have been making Downtown a safer and cleaner place to live, work and visit. When the River Market established its own CID in 2004, the Ambassadors were picking up trash, removing graffiti, patrolling bus stops and parking lots (among many other services) across the 200 blocks in both districts. Then, in 2006, the CIDs expanded their services by establishing a Green Team that maintains landscape beds and mows grass throughout both districts.
Leaders from the Downtown Council (DTC), Episcopal Community Services (ECS), and reStart, recently came together to celebrate the opening of the new Kansas City Community Kitchen. Over 150 people attended this event which was catered by the new kitchen. The Community Kitchen, developed in partnership with the DTC and ECS, opened in the Downtown Community […]