Newsletter Spotlight from Chuck - October 11, 2017

Good day. Welcome to this October edition of our newsletter. Today we offer invitations to pause, reflect, celebrate, and be informed. We pause for a moment to remember those who died or were wounded and the affected families and friends of the Las Vegas shooting. This event reminds us we are part of a larger community. I encourage you to, according to your custom, offer a prayer, spend a moment in silence, or meditate on their behalf.

Thank you.

Join us now as we celebrate those in Wyandotte County who have been recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as part of The 2017 Ingram’s 250. Get a glimpse of these leaders and change-makers by accessing their stories here. Included from our county are David Ball, Balls Food Stores; Don Gray, Board of Public Utilities; Mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County Mark Holland; Bill Kulhanek, General Motors, Fairfax Plant; Jim Lewis, Security Bank; Bob Page, KU Medical Center; Rosana Privitera Biondo, Mark One Electric; Joe Reardon, Greater KC Chamber of Commerce; Rick Smith, Dairy Farmer's of America; David Smith, Associated Wholesale Grocers. Congratulations to all and thank you for your contributions.

Join us this Friday from 11:30 to 1 at the BPU as our In-The-Know Luncheon series returns. The UG Engineering Department will inform us of construction projects Downtown and in the surrounding area. Many improvements are rising out of the short inconvenience we have experienced. Please RSVP by contacting Chuck at or calling (913) 371-0705. Lunch will cost you $20 and can be paid at the door, by credit card, or online via PayPal. Come be with us and know what all the dust has been about.

DTSKCK also invites you to join us in celebrating and sponsoring the Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Festival. Each year several thousand children, both young and old, enjoy Santa and Mrs. Clause, movies, treats, music, and the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. You can help make this event another resounding success with your donation. As co-chair and event fundraiser, DTSKCK encourages you to consider being a sponsor. Contact Chuck for more information or to request an invoice.

Finally, you are invited to sign up for health insurance here.  Be aware that the ACA enrollment period has been shortened this year. Medical expenses continue to be the leading cause of bankruptcy; carefully consider the consequences of not enrolling.  If you would like assistance enrolling, visit or contact our friends at the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County.

Changemakers, holidays, improvements, and opportunity for better, continuing health. There is much to like about Wyandotte County and specifically Downtown. Come see the improvements being made. Come be part of the change-making. Come celebrate with us and see why we say that Downtown KCK is everyone’s Downtown.



Chuck Schlittler, Director Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas Cell/Text: (913) 620-7480 726 Armstrong, Ste 201 Kansas City, KS 66101 Office: (913) 371-0705