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Northeast native Ed Kendrick born to be a dentist

Posted April 1, 2014 at 11:00 pm

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 father traveled overseas to Guatemala on mission trips to perform dental work and Kendrick tagged along.

“It really opened my eyes to how good we have it in this country and that there are other ways of living where people can be equally happy,”

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    On the menu? Updates on area security and CID

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    March 5, 2014

    The Independence Avenue Community Improvement District is almost ready to celebrate its one year anniversary. In the past year, the CID has helped change the perception of the Historic Northeast with the help of Titan Protections and Consulting.

    Through Titan Protections, a group of security officers, also known as the Avenue Angels, can frequently be seen walking up and down the Avenue promoting safety and building relationships with business owner and people they meet on the street. During February’s Northeast Kansas City Chamber

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    Casino offers “More Winning, More Often”

    Northeast News
    March 5, 2014

    From the moment patrons step into 7th Street Casino, luck will be on their side.

    When most people think of casinos, they think of slot machines, table games and buffets. But there is something more to it than that – luck. It’s that opportunity for patrons to go home feeling like they’ve experienced an evening of entertainment well worth the money spent, as if luck was truly on their side.

    Where other casinos tend to miss the mark, 7th

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    Celebrate Mardi Gras with the NEKC Chamber of Commerce

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    February 26, 2014

    The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Beads, Beans and Beer isn’t just a fundraiser, but also a fun-raiser.

    From 5:30 – 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, the chamber hosts its annual fundraiser. However, it’s grown so much over the years that it’s outgrown the Askew Inn. This year, the Don Bosco Senior Center, 580 Campbell St., plays host to the Mardi Gras themed party.

    Rebecca Koop, the director of the chamber, said with the new

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    Microloans make major impact in KC

    Since its launch in 2012, the KC Regional Microloan program has awarded more than 140 loans to entrepreneurs in seven counties totaling $1.2 million. Seventy-five of those loans were awarded in Kansas City, Mo.

    “The program has exceeded expectations,” Kansas City City Council member Scott Taylor said. “What I really like about it is it has reached traditional segments of society that have had a difficulty securing capital to start businesses.”

    The idea to launch a microloan program

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    Recognition. Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce President Bobbi Baker-Hughes presents Shelter Insurance Agent Sam Davis with a Certificate of Appreciation for his “valuable investment of time, knowledge, energy and resources to promote the growth, development and betterment of Northeast Kansas City.” As for insurance, Davis is ready to help fill any holes you may have in your insurance coverage. Davis offers auto, life and homeowners insurance policies. To reach him, call (913) 649-3399.

    Davis proves it’s never too late to switch careers

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    February 5, 2014

    For over 20 years, Sam Davis has worked in the insurance industry, and it all began because of a friend’s recommendation.

    Davis knew it was time for a career change. For 10 years, he worked as a route salesman for Pepsi-Cola, delivering their products to businesses.

    “I didn’t want to be a real estate agent because they’re starving one day and filthy rich the next,” Davis said.

    The automobile sales industry didn’t appeal to him, either.

    “A friend said, ‘Sam, why don’t you try the insurance business? I can recommend you,’” Davis said. “And the rest is history. I started

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    Northeast Chamber shares its 2013 year in review of “good things” in Northeast

    Northeast News
    January 31, 2014

    During 2013, Historic Northeast experienced a number of positives and former Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce President Bobbi Baker-Hughes rounded up a list of her favorites. Below is Baker-Hughes’ year in review.

    January…LISC awards the NEKC Chamber of Commerce an additional $19,000 to continue the CSI CID Pilot project as we continue the legal process of establishing the Independence Avenue Community Improvement District (CID).

    February…BEANS,

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    Passantino Bros. serving Northeast for 83 years

     

    Northeast News
    January 1, 2014

    “Our services are as diverse as Northeast is,” Funeral Director Gary Bertoncin said about the individuality of Passantino Bros. Funeral Home.

    The atmosphere of the funeral home, along with the story of the Passantino family, was like the design of the funeral home – elegance and ease.

    After 83 years as a family-owned business, it’s obvious the original Passantino brothers did something right. Brothers Charles, George and Rosario Passantino opened Passantino Bros. Funeral Home in January of 1930. Charles

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    Capitol Federal presents $5K check to Northeast Chamber

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    December 18, 2013

    For the first time, the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting TakeCharge, a five-month intensive program geared toward creating community leaders.

    Capitol Federal presented a $5,000 check to the chamber Dec. 12 to fund the program which begins in January.

    “It’s very important we build and continue to build leadership for the Northeast Kansas City area,” said Northeast Chamber President Bobbi Baker-Hughes.

    TakeCharge is open to Northeast

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    In the Navy. Glennon Place Nursing Center resident Richard Warford, pictured above, shares his experiences from serving in the Navy for nearly 11 years. Leslie Collins

    Glennon Place resident shares stories of Navy life

     

    By LESLIE COLLINS
    Northeast News
    December 4, 2013

    Richard Warford has come a long way from being a self-proclaimed “beach bum.”

    Born in Kansas City, Mo., Warford, now 76, grew up in California and hung out as a youngster with Ricky Nelson who starred in the television series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Warford’s favorite pastimes included fishing, surfing and camping with his family.

    As a teenager, Warford knew he wanted to serve in the Navy.

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