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A Conversation with . . . Bob Bernstein
June 1, 2003
Interview with Bob Bernstein, co-founder, with Skip Rein, of Bernstein-Rein Advertising.
A Hap, Hap, Happy Place
August 1, 2003
One of the founders of the Bernstein-Rein Advertising agency, Robert Bernstein, celebrated his 65th birthday. During the ''birthday bash,'' Bob marched as the honorary drum major of the Marching Cobras,...
AC15 Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection Finding Aid
The Merritt Outdoor Advertising Company Collection contains photographs of Kansas City, Missouri, street scenes ca. 1926.
Advertising: Catching the Trade Winds
Article about the status of advertising business in Kansas City.
Barkley Ad Agency Shortens Its Name, Gets a New Logo
October 10, 2006
Article reports the shortening of the name of Barkley Evergreen and Partners advertising agency to "Barkley," along with the unveiling of a new, rocket-shaped logo. The agency moved into the refurbished...
Barkley Evergreen Takes Wing
November 12, 2005
Local ad agency, Barkley Evergreen & Partners, is planning on moving into the long vacant TWA Building in the Crossroads District. The building is at 18th and Baltimore and is presently owned by Bradley...
Bernstein-Rein Pursues Development Near Plaza
April 10, 2004
Article says the firm expects to break ground Fall 2004 on an $80 million development that will occupy most of the block between Roanoke Road and Belleview Avenue, from Ward Parkway to 48th Street. Bernstein-Rein...
Building a Brand
January 25-31, 2008
Article tells history and development of Blacktop Creative, an advertising agency based at 512 Delaware in the River Market area. Founded in 2001 by Shawn Polowniak, Mike Miller, and Dave Swearingen, the...
Citizens Historical Association: Biographical Data of Kansas Citians Index
Biographical sketch of Martin Barrons, brother of John Barrons and president of the Barrons Advertising Company, Incorporated, at 1737 McGee Street, starting his career as a carrier and advertising employee...
Deaths: David M. Mindlin
Photo and obituary for David Mindlin, "80, of 221 W. 48th, co-founder and former treasurer of Mindlin Inc., a clothing store formally located at 210 W. 47th" Street. Native of Chicago coming to Kansas...
Drawings and article about the construction of the new Plaza West Edge multi-use development in the Country Club Plaza. The project owner and CEO of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Bob Bernstein, "wanted the...
Edward R. Pate
File contains November 1953 issue of Step-Up, with article (and photocopy of article) about Edward R. Pate. Pate was a native Kansas Citian who built a highly successful business career in Chicago. He...
Exceptional Aids Offered Sales and Advertising Organizations
Advertising agency at 816 Central Street, established in 1937.
Hangs Out His Shingle in Kansas City: M. C. Reefer, an Ad Writer of National Reputation, to Take Up His Former Work
January 17, 1897
Portrait and biographical article about M. C. Reefer, "well known as a citizen of Kansas City several years ago, and more recently of New York," opening a new advertising office in the Ridge Building in...
The helicopter has become the symbol of Fromm's ad agency, Barkley & Evergreen, the 3rd largest in Kansas City. Fromm has also authored several books. Article includes an interview with Fromm.
Herbert Spencer Valentine Dies
May 13, 2008
Obituary for Herbert S. Valentine, Jr., who died on May 5, 2008. He was born on February 14, 1920, and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. After serving in World War II, Valentine joined up with friend Earle...
In-Kind Kindness: How Local Media and Communications Professionals Are Giving Back
Photos and article about the "pro bono" charitable activities for the Kansas City community by local media and communications professionals such as personalities from television and radio stations, advertising...
Interview: Cynthia Smith
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Cynthia Smith, a 34-year-old pioneer television news reporter in Kansas City (starting in 1979) coming here in 1972 from Dallas as an advertising agent....
Is Modern Worth Saving?
August 13, 2006
The TWA rehab project represents a significant architectural issue: What makes a modern building worth saving? Historic preservation of the TWA building at 18th and Baltimore Avenue will be complete in...
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