NE Chamber wins award

Posted August 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

By MICAH WILKINS
Northeast News
August 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce can now add the title “award winning” to its resume.

The chamber won an award for Best Economic Restructuring Project from the Missouri Main Street program for its efforts to improve Independence Avenue. The Missouri Main Street program held a conference in St. Louis last month which culminated in an awards ceremony July 31. Bobbi Baker Hughes, president of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, along with Jon Henderson, the current Chair of the chamber, attended the event and accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber.

The conference, which included about 20 communities from across the state, focused on the importance of rebuilding main streets in historic districts.

“I’m really

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    Pho returns with a flourish.

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL
    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    Spike and Jessie Nguyen are back at the corner of Independence Blvd. and The Paseo full time now with the second location of the Vietnamese-French Bistro concept restaurant i-Pho Tower. Nguyen, his wife Jessie and local dignitaries cut the ribbon this morning celebrating the grand opening of their second i-Pho Tower location. The menu is smaller but promises many of the same favorites including

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    Northeast Chamber of Commerce celebrates 20 years

     

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    August 6, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Ringing in 20 years as an official organization, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its anniversary by shepherding in a new look, and some new ideas.

    The chamber not only developed brand new logos and images for itself, but has also undergone some organizational restructuring, according to Bobbi Baker Hughes, the president of the chamber.

    “We are putting a new face on Independence Avenue and in the Northeast,” Baker Hughes said.

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    Central to the Historic Northeast community

    By Joshua Phillips
    Northeast News
    July 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – With partnerships and participation in the community, one financial institution has been central to the Historic Northeast community.

    Since it opened on Truman road in March 1951, Central Bank of Kansas City, Mo., has spent its time operating for the residents of the Northeast community.

    “We try to reach out to the Northeast community at least once a month,” said Sarah Cousineau, marketing director of Central Bank of Kansas City. “There is a

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    One month into new regime

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – It’s been a little over a month since the Kansas City Museum’s new director hit the ground running.

    Last week, Anna Marie Tutera stopped by the Kansas City, Mo., business session to give the mayor and city council members an update on the museum and answered questions on what has transpired during her first month on the job.

    Before Tutera began talking about her first month, Mark McHenry, director of the Kansas City

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    NE Chamber orders updates

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    June 4, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – What did the state legislature do this past year that affected the Northeast?

    That’s what members of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce found out at its most recent member luncheon. Held Tuesday, May 27, at the Green River Chinese Restaurant at 12th Street and Brooklyn Avenue, members were joined by State Senator Paul Levota. Representing the 11th district, which includes portions of Historic Northeast area and Jackson County, Levota updated the group of about 20 members about what from

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    Joslyn offers tips for leading a healthier lifestyle in 2014

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    June 4, 2014

    Each year, Americans make New Year’s resolutions, mostly about diet and exercise.

    A number of resolutions are broken within a matter of weeks, but Dr. Elaine Joslyn of NEighborhood Family Care offers solid tips for realistically leading a healthier lifestyle in 2014.

    When it comes to breaking unhealthy habits, Joslyn said, “Try to find out what is the worst thing. Look for the low hanging fruit you

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    ADCO Litho Plate, Inc. always there for its clients

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    May 7, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Speculation has surrounded the origin of the name for Theresa “Terry” Cunningham’s business, ADCO Litho Plate, Inc., for years.

    She would get asked if ADCO is short for advertising company or if the name was selected to be at the beginning of the phonebook. Although those are good guesses, neither are true. The name is actually an acronym.

    The name came about one evening in 1967, when

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    NE Chamber celebrates diversity at last luncheon

     

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    April 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Last weeks Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce luncheon was a cultural experience.

    The meal itself was held at Al Rahman Café, 2201 Lexington Ave. The café, previously known as Towfiq, has recently gone through some changes. The four brothers that own the café received some help from the neighborhood to remove the uninviting metal bars in the window and repaint the inside to a more inviting red and yellow pattern.

    During the

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    Northeast native Ed Kendrick born to be a dentist

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    April 2, 2014

    They say like father, like son, and Dr. Ed Kendrick has truly followed in his father’s footsteps.

    “I was to be a dentist like a farmer’s child is born to take over the farm,” Kendrick said, who operates his own dental practice at 4605 Independence Ave.

    Kendrick still remembers his father’s dental practice located on the second floor of Pierce’s Drug Store at Monroe and Independence Avenue.

    During the 1960s, his

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