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Welcome to 4:13 Natural Hair & Cuts Salon!

Tanesha_Whitelaw_cutting_hairIt’s time you checked out 4:13 Natural Hair & Cuts Salon, your destination for a great haircut for only $20. Owner Tanesha Whitelaw has been a stylist for over 6 years and recently took a leap of faith and opened her own salon at 751 East 63rd Street Suite #102 in Kansas City. Visit and you’ll be greeted with Tanesha’s radiant smile, positive energy and enthusiasm for providing exceptional service to every client who walks through her doors. Click below to learn more.

Free paper shredding and great savings at the 2023 Brookside Sidewalk Sale & Paper Shredding event!

2023_Free_paper_shredding_July_15_8-11amThe Brookside Business Associations' annual Sidewalk Sale and Free Paper Shredding event are coming July 13th through 15th. Visit participating small businesses for incredible savings, special merchandise and more. It's a great way to support local businesses and treat yourself. And be sure to bring your documents for free, on-site paper shredding Saturday, July 15th from 8 to 11 am (or until the truck fills up). Click below for more details.

Spire Energy opens Small Business Pandemic Relief Program

Spire Small Business Relief Today Spire Energy opened Small Business Pandemic Relief Program which will provide assistance to qualifying Missouri small business customers. Spire's Small Business Pandemic Relief Program provides up to five monthly $100 credits to active, small business customers who qualify. If accepted, your natural gas business account will need to remain active in order to maintain your enrollment in the program and to qualify for the monthly credit.

Forrest Roudebush reflects on Southtown Internship & COVID-19

Hopkins_5K_Skip_and_RunCollege is a time when many students move away from home, grow as individuals, learn independence, find new friends and build networks. COVID-19 has limited many of those opportunities. Forrest Roudebush (pictured center with dog), is our outstanding 2019-2020 Southtown Council intern and a rising senior at Rockhurst University majoring in Economics and Public Policy. He is like many college students who never imagined online courses, working from home, and living at home during his junior year of college. Enjoy his reflections on serving at Southtown this year, how he's coping with all the changes , and how he is optimistic about changes he and others at Rockhurst University can make this year in spite of COVID-19. Click below to learn more about Forrest and his story.

Innovest Financial Partners, Inc. stimulates area economy spending $10K to support local businesses

Brad, Barbara and Janine of InnovestSouthtown Council member, Innovest Financial Partners, Inc. announced today it will spend $10,000 in the local economy, focusing on restaurants and small businesses, to help those companies recover from the effects of COVID-19. The plan involves purchasing gift cards from those businesses. Clients were contacted to learn which restaurant they would choose to have lunch with Innovest Financial Advisors team members when government Stay at Home orders are lifted. The support and interest in the plan confirmed this approach was a good idea.