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Friday, March 29, 2019
The board of the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Mid-America GLCC) has approved the renaming and rebranding of the organization as the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The decision is intended to foster a more inclusive community for Bisexual and Transgender members. Kansas City, Missouri // Friday, March 29, 2019 // https://www.maglcc.org/– At the organization’s annual ...read more
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Thursday, November 01, 2018
Several northern Johnson County cities are giving serious considerations to non-discrimination ordinances protecting the LGBT community, using the model from Roeland Park as well as Manhattan, KS, Lawrence and Wyandotte County.  Mid-America GLCC’s Policy & Advocacy Committee, under the leadership of Jeff Harris and Abbey Logan, along with executive board committee and staff are spearheading ...read more
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Friday, April 13, 2018
By Mark ThomasKevin Bryant was one of the three founding members of the Mid America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, along with Dan Nilsen and Catherine Kelly. In the beginning, Bryant says, they thought they would have the organization up and running in six months. “It took us a little longer than what we expected,” he says with a smile.But in May 2012, the group launched after about 18 months ...read more
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
After retiring from the Army, she turned her attention to public health. At UMKC and as a private consultant, she facilitates training in HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and transgender employment.By Mark ThomasSuzanne Wheeler spent 32 years in the Army, retiring as a colonel. A combat veteran, she commanded tank units from platoon to brigade size. At the time of her retirement, Wheeler was the ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
By Mark ThomasIn January 2017, five service agencies for children and families that had worked together for 20 years unified as one organization: Cornerstones of Care. The new organization, which brought together Gillis, Healthy Families, Marillac, Ozanam and Spofford, helps more than 10,000 clients per year in the Kansas City area. Denise Cross, president and CEO, says: “The common thread for ...read more
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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
By: Mark Thomas "I launched my blogsite 1dpapperlatino.com about year ago. The reason I launched the blog was to speak about the three things in life I love most and I think everyone does as well:  fashion, home decor and  food. Who doesn't like those three things?" Mr. Montes' works as an Interior Decorator, "That's my bread and butter." His blog is a labor of love that showcases his creativity ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
As the CEO of SAVE Inc., he leads the agency’s effort to find housing solutions for disadvantaged people in Kansas CityBy Mark ThomasWe recently sat down with Blaine Proctor in his Midtown office, a restored private residence turned into the headquarters of SAVE Inc., an essential Kansas City charity.  Proctor, the chief executive officer of SAVE, says: “Our exact mission is to provide ...read more
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Attorney Maggie Fisher recently opened her business to provide couples an elegant space for their special days.By Mark ThomasMaggie Fisher has two jobs. She’s an attorney specializing in family and tax law and she owns the recently opened Plaza Wedding Chapel. On a December trip to Las Vegas with her family, Fisher noticed a long and especially busy part of the Venetian, the hotel where she was ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
By Mark ThomasIvan Fenwick is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He arrived in Kansas City in 1998 from Dallas. “I love the Midwest,” he said. “Every five years, I was pretty much moving. Here you can breathe. The Midwest people are friendly. It was very obvious that Kansas City is a place to raise your children. You can slow down, and you can make a contribution.” A mathematics and engineering ...read more
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Unlike most area rehab facilities that treat hips and joints, Ability KC specializes in complex neurological injury or illness, says Nancy Petersen, LCSW, Medical Marketer and Community Liaison.By Mark Thomas Ability KC brings together Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City and Children's Therapeutic Learning Center. Annually, 2700 individuals and families receive services for medical ...read more
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Monday, November 21, 2016
By: Mark Thomas"When you have a name like this, my dad drilled that into me as a kid, always use your middle initial." Stephanie S. Smith orchestrates two businesses. Her primary company, S&Co. Design, provides graphic design and marketing. Her second company, Beauty of Life, is a line of apparel and gear "designed to inspire", with the trademarked theme "Be Who You Are". The idea for the line ...read more
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
By Mark Thomas On September 1st, 2016, Danny Zaslavsky officially becomes Board President of the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.  Danny is the marketing guru behind the successful used car dealership Country Hill Motors. His company is a founding member of the Chamber. Started in 1983, Country Hill began with a single small lot. Today, this family business has two substantial ...read more
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