Nov. 11, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On a windy Wednesday afternoon along Independence Avenue, representatives from the Kansas City Northeast Chamber of Commerce and the Independence Avenue CID doled out another $12,397 in rebates to area businesses who invested in their building’s facade.
The three projects represent close to $40,000 in capital improvements to Independence Avenue business properties. Businesses that benefited this time around included El Paso Del Norte, CSL Plasma and Bella Romance Salon.
“We’re very pleased with the relationship we have with these area businesses and look forward to working with other small businesses alont the Avenue in the coming year,” Bobbi Baker-Hughes, CID General Manager and Chamber President, said.
The chamber and CID have been able to assist Avenue businesses finance close to $80,000 in facade improvements through its Storefront Improvement Rebate [SIR] program. Earlier this year when the program was first announced, chamber officials said they allocated $50,000 for the program. So far, reimbursement rebates have totaled just under $25,000.