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Businesses -- Small
A Browser's Guide to Unique Bookstores
Review of locally-owned (non-chain) bookstores with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Bookenders in Platte City, (2) Glenn Books at 1227 Baltimore Avenue, (3) Bennett Schneider at 300 Ward...
A Cut Above
File containing photos and a biographical article about James Anderson, 38-year-old winner of a Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City award as owner of his own James Place restaurant and adjacent...
Aria Neaves Named Assistant to Downtown Gift Shop Owner
February 7-13, 1975
File containing a photo and biographical article about Mrs. Aria Neaves, "appointed recently as assistant to the owner of Anna's Gifts at 1221 Main street."
Black 'Brothers' Share Dream
July 19, 1968
Photo and article about the African American-owned business enterprise "Brothers International, a hamburger, black art, protest-poster, and occasional clothing shop at 1701 North Seventh Street, Kansas...
Blacks in Kansas City, Part III--Business and Industry
February 21-February 28, 1986
Third in a series of four articles about the history of African Americans in Kansas City. It provides an overview of black business and industry, from the period before emancipation in 1865 to the present...
Bro-An Card and Gift Shop to Hold Open House Sunday
April 12, 1952
News article about an event held at the "Bro-An Card and Gift Shop" at 1613 East 18th Street, owned by Mrs. Geneva Brown and Mrs. Helen Anderson.
Brookside's Future in Question
Article about the disappearance of small businesses in the Brookside shopping community, damaging the economy of the business and residential district.
Brookside: Use It or Lose It
Photos and article about the increasing difficulty of competing in the modern market for the Brookside business district, built in the 1920s and 1930s around 63rd and Wornall Roads and threatened in 2000...
Photos, illustrations, and information on Junious Buchanan, or Buck Buchanan, a member of the Football Hall of Fame as a former defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1963 to 1976 and proprietor...
Business Training Offered in Northeast Gives Advantage
Photos and article about small business education offered to residents of the Northeast residential area by "the Kauffman Foundation's First Step Fund FastTrac business class" and "sponsored by the Historic...
Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach
Describes the history of the candy Valomilk and the local company that manufactures it.
Photos and biographical article about Jerome Toson, black leader of the "Entrepreneur Training Program" through Donnelly College and "a former janitor and Frito-Lay machine operator."
January 20, 1956
File containing a photo and biographical article about Charles Marshall, 1926 E. 24th Street Terrace," "one of 12 men awarded" the Boy Scouts' Silver Beaver medal. Native of Texas coming to Kansas City...
City Window: Small Business Hotline
Brief article about the "Small Business Hotline" set up by radio station KMBZ, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration "to help answer the questions of small businessmen."
Cityscape: Corner Hardware Falls on Hard Times, Will Close--39th Street Store Feels Competition from Home Depot
Photo and article about the going-out-of-business of Johnson Sentry Hardware at 1800 West 39th Street in 2001 due to intense competition from a new nearby Home Depot discount hardware store offering lower...
Clinic for Small Business
April 17, 1946
Photocopy of the cover of a program or pamphlet for small businesses at the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 5th and Paseo Boulevard. The small business clinic took place on April 17-18, 1946.
Committing to Excellence
May 9, 2006
Review of the 10 contenders for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 2006 Small Business of the Year award. Notes about the trophy and companion article ''Winners--and Their Business Results--Varied...
Obituary for Cy Moyer, regional director of the Small Business Administration, dying in 1974.
Economic Development: Taking Care of Local Business
Photo and description of organizations supporting and promoting local businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including both various small businesses and larger companies headed by Barnett Helzberg,...
Ex-Chiefs' Star Buchanan Runs Blitz on Sales
December 15, 1987
Article with photo about Buck Buchanan, former All-Pro player with the Kansas City Chiefs and later a businessman as operator of All-Pro Advertising, Specialties and Premiums out of an office in Overland...
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