Newsletter Feature from Dave - January 23, 2017

Hello friends, From everyone at DTSKCK, we hope the first bit of your New Year is off to a great start. Chuck’s regular feature will return on February 6. Until then, we draw your attention to the wide variety of events taking place Downtown and throughout Wyandotte County; resources for small business; and the new DID Banners going up this spring.

New events find a home in our Community Calendar on a regular basis, and while there’s still plenty of room to feature your gathering, it’s certainly filling up quickly. From coffees, cocktails, and networking, to public meetings and family-friendly fun, our calendar has something of interest for everyone. We invite you to spend a few minutes checking it out.

On that note, we recently postponed our first In The Know Luncheon of the year out of concern for the safety of attendees. Fortunately, WyCo avoided the brunt of Ice-Mageddon 2017, but travel remained hazardous nonetheless. Our many thanks to the Unified Government’s Public Works team for their quick response and effort.

The new date for our luncheon is February 10, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Board of Public Utilities. Our guests will cover Wyandotte County’s new Open Data Portal, its use, and what it means for you and your small business. Luncheon cost is $20.00. To learn more about our featured speakers and RSVP, visit the event’s registration page.

Speaking of small business, DTSKCK remains committed to providing small business owners in Downtown with assistance in a variety of areas. Our research indicates small business owners and entrepreneurs need help with “gap-filling,” and that’s exactly what our grant program is designed to accommodate. Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it. Reach out to some of our recent awardees and ask them yourself: Kansas City Cupcake Co., Indios Carbonsitos, LED2 Lighting, and CD2 Alterations.

If you’re not necessarily in the market for free money, we encourage you to check out our blog. Every month, we publish an article with links to no-cost continuing education courses relevant to business management and entrepreneurship. This month’s topics include a Facebook Live Q&A about financing options, low-cost ways to test a business model, audience targeting, and marketing ideas.

As a final note, we remind you that the Downtown Improvement District will replace the aging banners on light poles around Downtown this spring. We are currently collecting nominations and photographs on behalf of the DID Advisory Board. You should consider nominating yourself or a notable friend to be featured. To learn more about this program, see example banners, and obtain a copy of the consent form, click here.

As always, we welcome you to come be a part of everyone’s Downtown.




Dave Reno Outreach Communications Consultant | Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas 726 Armstrong Avenue, Suite 201 Kansas City, KS 66101-2710 Office: (913) 371-0705 E-Mail: