• Charlie Mylie
    Charlie Mylie

    Who's the guy who can draw anything?

    Ever wondered what you’d look like with a mohawk and a dinosaur’s body? If you can dream it, he can illustrate it. On the spot. Seriously. “Pop-Up Charlie” and his amazing imagination make appearances all over Kansas City, including frequent stops at mobank events and locations. 

    Check 'em out

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    Who's the guy who can draw anything?

    Charlie Mylie is a self-described “genuine, hilarious, baby-soft creative jester.” We call him an illustrator who brings art and fun closer with each drawing.  

    Helix
    Helix

    Great design builds character.

    “People matter.” That’s Helix’s company mantra. More than just words, it’s a personal philosophy they infuse into every project the firm takes on – from the subtlety of natural light that splashes across someone’s desk to the efficiency of the spaces they live and work within. 

    Check 'em out

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    Great design builds character. 

    Helix Architecture + Design is located, and celebrated, in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads – just one of the many districts they’ve helped reinvigorate. 

    BNIM
    BNIM

    “No one knows as much as everyone.” – Steve McDowell, Director of Design

    As a rule, BNIMers from every department come together on every project. Together, they infuse intentionality, performance and purposeful design into their projects. By crafting buildings and landscapes that seamlessly integrate into the environment, this company unites the communities and neighborhoods they serve and help grow. 

    Check 'em out

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    No one knows as much as everyone.

    BNIM’s highly integrated team helps make the world a better place for their most important clients – humans. 

  • Birdies
    Birdies

    What lies beneath? Beauty, of course.

    For more than a decade, customers have flocked to this iconic Crossroads location. With items that are handpicked, unique and expertly curated, Birdies is more than a shop. It’s a gallery specializing in the art of the elegant undergarment.

    Check 'em out

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    What lies beneath? Beauty, of course.

    Birdies owner Peregrine Honig says, “Desire is the energy of evolution.” – A fitting philosophy that’s woven throughout her intimate apparel apothecary and swimwear boutique.

    Paolini
    Paolini

    A Perfect Fit for Kansas City

    Paolini Garment Company takes its work seriously. And its work is far more than tailoring custom made men’s suits – it’s about creating harmony with the right look. Style that looks effortless. And a brand that transforms appearances and honors its own legacy. The result is a custom look for every client. 

    Check 'em out

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    A Perfect Fit for Kansas City

    Be it black tie or business casual, Tom Paolini’s custom suits and shirts keep clientele from KC, and all across North America, looking sharp. 

    Mildred's
    Mildred's

    A sip of the neighborhood. 

    A great cup of coffee can start a meaningful connection. Working with Mildred’s, we know this firsthand. With a business model based on the Golden Rule, Mildred’s serves others what they’d want to be served – made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches and daily specials that turn customers into regulars.

    Check 'em out

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    A sip of the neighborhood. 

    Owned and operated by the Ashby family since 1994, Mildred’s Coffeehouses brew fresh roasts and serve delish sandwiches.

  • Blue Gallery
    Blue Gallery

    The dream insisted on realization. 

    Located in KC’s Crossroads arts district, this independent gallery inspires with every new exhibit. Emerging or established artists and collectors from across the country seek the expertise and enthusiasm of owners/directors Kelly and David Kuhn. 

    Check 'em out

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    The dream insisted on realization. 

    The folks at Blue Gallery believe creativity is a risk that’s always worth taking. So they help collectors, companies and communities make space for it. 

    Oddly Correct
    Oddly Correct

    Obviously delicious. 

    How many baristas do you know who also hand-carve their own letterpress labels? None? Well, we know one. And it'd be our pleasure to introduce you. Word is getting out about how seriously we take our coffee in KC. Not in small part thanks to Oddly Correct’s owner-operator, Gregory Kolsto, who is meticulous when it comes to roasting. But what’s work without play? Kolsto’s whimsy shines in the one-of-a-kind designs pressed to each bag he sells. 

    Check 'em out

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    Obviously delicious. 

    Oddly Correct coffee is just that. You can’t put your finger on how good it is. It just is. 

    Bishop McCann
    Bishop McCann

    Brand, meet people. People, meet brand.

    What do you call a company that gives you solutions to problems you didn’t even know you had? We call it Bishop-McCann. Built on logistics, this “brand experiences agency” connects its clients to their audiences in memorable, experiential ways. 

    Check 'em out

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    Brand, meet people. People, meet brand.

    Bishop-McCann provides clients with much more than planning and production. They create memorable experiences that bring brands to life. 

  • Hufft Projects
    Hufft Projects

    A holistic approach to design. 

    The art of architecture is shaped by perspective. The same can be said for the business of it. Co-founders Jesse and Matthew Hufft operate with the viewpoint that hard work and sincerity drive success. Since they set up shop in 2005, this design collective focuses on the future of their craft, their sights set squarely on success. 

    Check 'em out

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    A holistic approach to design. 

    Hufft Projects combines architects, artists, designers and craftsmen to build bridges between technique, talent and technology. 

    The Sundry
    The Sundry

    Classic grocery store. Evolved. 

    At the Sundry, everything from the market offerings to menus starts with local inspiration. Supporting butchers, bakers, farmers and makers from across Missouri and Kansas isn’t always simple, but for this team, the challenge is all the motivation they need. 

    Check 'em out

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    Classic grocery store. Evolved. 

    The Sundry’s owners and founders, Aaron Prater and Ryan Wing, don’t do things the easy way. They do them the right way – in the Crossroads.  

    Kenny Johnson Photography
    Kenny Johnson Photography

    When Composition Meets Vision

    The images photographer Kenny Johnson captures are not only unique, they’re artistic and often time magical moments. His incredible eye for detail combined with his artistic chops are just part of what makes Kenny’s work so distinctive. Add his incredibly genuine personality and his ability to pick up on subtle nuances, and you have a photographer people love to work with.

    Check 'em out

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    When Composition Meets Vision 

    Known for catching much more than great light, Kansas City photographer Kenny Johnson never fails to capture the true essence of his subjects.  

  • Thou Mayest
    Thou Mayest

    The community that coffee creates. 

    When asked what gets them up in the morning, Thou Mayest founders Bo Nelson and Bill Holzhueter didn’t mention coffee. They did, however, credit their employees, their community and the city as a whole for inspiring them to both rise and shine. 

    Check 'em out

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    The community that coffee creates. 

    Thou Mayest opened as a retail establishment in 2013 and has branched out from coffee and conversation to include cocktails, concerts and even cigars. 

    Lauren's Hope
    Lauren's Hope

    Safety made fashionable. 

    If you ask us, style matters. And it’s the details that tie everything together. Lauren’s Hope customers feel the same way. As stylish and sophisticated as the creator herself, this highly designed and ever-changing line of medical identification jewelry helps save lives every day.

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    Safety made fashionable. 

    Lauren’s Hope, named for a 13-year-old girl who didn't like wearing her medical ID bracelet, combines jewelry with lifesaving purpose. 

    Peruvian Connection
    Peruvian Connection

    One Sweater Started It All. 

    Traditional Andean designs, luxurious alpaca fibers, and an eye for artisanal flair motivated Peruvian Connection’s owner Annie Hurlbut to grow her shop from a single storefront in Kansas City to the international boutique it is today. Locations now include Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Boston, Chicago, London and Kansas City.  

    Check 'em out

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    One Sweater Started It All. 

    A long fur-trimmed alpaca sweater acquired during a trip to Peru – became the inspiration for this international boutique store, Peruvian Connection. 

  • Original Juan
    Original Juan

    With the right sauce, anything goes.

    From private-label creations to major product development, Original Juan’s modern test kitchen has created over 17,000 different BBQ and hot sauces since 1998. Their customers, and their customers’ customers, love them for using both authentic ingredients and a true passion for the process. 

    Check 'em out

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    With the right sauce, anything goes. 

    Original Juan’s president Joe Polo’s favorite ingredients include spice, heat and the passion of the salt-of-the-earth people who help perfect the art of the Micro-Batch sauce. 

    Haw Contemporary
    Haw Contemporary

    Art. Exposure. Expansion. 

    When communities connect, creative momentum builds. Just ask any of the artists who have shown work at Haw Contemporary. The gallery helps push many local and regional artists outward and into the wider world while maintaining deep local bonds. 

    Check 'em out

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    Art. Exposure. Expansion. 

    The spaces of Bill Haw’s Stockyards District operate under a guiding principle: Energy is neither created nor destroyed – it only changes forms.  

    Maker Village
    Maker Village

    Put tools into the hands of makers.

    This Jarboe Initiative project sees the broken and fixes it, finds the emptiness and fills it and takes potential and turns it into reality. The Maker Village’s 31st and Cherry building is currently in the process of becoming a community workshop for commercial woodworking, metalworking and prototyping; putting tools into the hands of the KC makers community, giving them a chance to spur innovation and, ultimately, to come together create something new.  

    Check 'em out

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    Put tools into the hands of makers. 

    Maker Village’s Nick Ward-Bopp and Sam Green are finding out what it takes to raise a village. 

  • J. Rieger & Co.
    J. Rieger & Co.

    The spirits live on.

    Usually it’s a bad sign when someone wakes up each morning thinking of whiskey. For Andy Rieger (the original founder’s great-great-great grandson) and business partner Ryan Maybee, it’s been a labor of love from barrel to bottle, all the way to the resumed operations at the J. Rieger Distillery in KC’s East Bottoms. 

    Check 'em out

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    The spirits live on.

    A thriving, pre-prohibition KC distillery, J. Rieger & Co. came roaring back in 2014. It’s been O! So Good all over again.

    The Roasterie
    The Roasterie

    Air-roasted. Directly traded. 

    You don’t just taste coffee with your tongue – you inhale the smell, feel the warmth, and drink in that perfect cup with your eyes before the first sip. As one of the most renowned and respected specialty coffee roasters in the nation, O’Neill and his fellow bean-fiends understand that the right process leads to the perfect product. It’s something we could go on and on about. Over coffee, of course.  

    Check 'em out

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    Air-roasted. Directly traded. 

    The Roasterie's Danny O’Neill set the standard for coffee beans in KC after learning all he could about it on a trip to South America as a high school foreign exchange student.  

    STUFF
    STUFF

    Heard you liked stuff. So do we.

    A store named STUFF. It’s filled to the brim with fine arts, creative contraptions, items made by local artists and a ton of good vibes. Plus art classes, team-building classes and birthday parties for children of all ages. Exactly the kind of stuff we love. 

    Check 'em out

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    STUFF’s amazing in Brookside. 

    STUFF owners Casey and Sloane Simmons have dedicated their lives to pursuing good stuff. Like art, fun, health, good people and great causes. 

  • El Dorado
    El Dorado

    Striking community gold.

    The dream of El Dorado is to create a place where architecture, craft and community merge seamlessly. Not only has the dream come true, it’s turned a design studio, a fabrication shop and an art gallery into an engrained business that has transformed the local community. 

    Check 'em out

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    Striking community gold.

    The legendary city of El Dorado had streets paved with gold. This equally awesome architectural firm paves the way for innovative design and structure.

    Kansas City Bier Company
    Kansas City Bier Company

    Lagers and ales served KC-style. 

    Noch ein bier, bitte. When you step off the historic Trolley Trail in Waldo and into KC Bier Co., you might think you need a passport. Founder Steve Holle brought his love of German-style beer to KC in 2012 and with it, an authentic experience unlike anywhere else in town. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    Lagers and ales served KC-style. 

    Kansas City Bier Company adds a fresh take to traditional brewing methods, ingredients and drinkability. Oh yeah, and an awesome outdoor bier garden. 

    Charlie Mylie
    Charlie Mylie

    Who's the guy who can draw anything?

    Ever wondered what you’d look like with a mohawk and a dinosaur’s body? If you can dream it, he can illustrate it. On the spot. Seriously. “Pop-Up Charlie” and his amazing imagination make appearances all over Kansas City, including frequent stops at mobank events and locations. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    Who's the guy who can draw anything?

    Charlie Mylie is a self-described “genuine, hilarious, baby-soft creative jester.” We call him an illustrator who brings art and fun closer with each drawing.  

  • Helix
    Helix

    Great design builds character.

    “People matter.” That’s Helix’s company mantra. More than just words, it’s a personal philosophy they infuse into every project the firm takes on – from the subtlety of natural light that splashes across someone’s desk to the efficiency of the spaces they live and work within. 

    Check 'em out

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    Great design builds character. 

    Helix Architecture + Design is located, and celebrated, in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads – just one of the many districts they’ve helped reinvigorate. 

    BNIM
    BNIM

    “No one knows as much as everyone.” – Steve McDowell, Director of Design

    As a rule, BNIMers from every department come together on every project. Together, they infuse intentionality, performance and purposeful design into their projects. By crafting buildings and landscapes that seamlessly integrate into the environment, this company unites the communities and neighborhoods they serve and help grow. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    No one knows as much as everyone.

    BNIM’s highly integrated team helps make the world a better place for their most important clients – humans. 

    Birdies
    Birdies

    What lies beneath? Beauty, of course.

    For more than a decade, customers have flocked to this iconic Crossroads location. With items that are handpicked, unique and expertly curated, Birdies is more than a shop. It’s a gallery specializing in the art of the elegant undergarment.

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    What lies beneath? Beauty, of course.

    Birdies owner Peregrine Honig says, “Desire is the energy of evolution.” – A fitting philosophy that’s woven throughout her intimate apparel apothecary and swimwear boutique.

  • Paolini
    Paolini

    A Perfect Fit for Kansas City

    Paolini Garment Company takes its work seriously. And its work is far more than tailoring custom made men’s suits – it’s about creating harmony with the right look. Style that looks effortless. And a brand that transforms appearances and honors its own legacy. The result is a custom look for every client. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    A Perfect Fit for Kansas City

    Be it black tie or business casual, Tom Paolini’s custom suits and shirts keep clientele from KC, and all across North America, looking sharp. 

    Mildred's
    Mildred's

    A sip of the neighborhood. 

    A great cup of coffee can start a meaningful connection. Working with Mildred’s, we know this firsthand. With a business model based on the Golden Rule, Mildred’s serves others what they’d want to be served – made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches and daily specials that turn customers into regulars.

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    A sip of the neighborhood. 

    Owned and operated by the Ashby family since 1994, Mildred’s Coffeehouses brew fresh roasts and serve delish sandwiches.

    Blue Gallery
    Blue Gallery

    The dream insisted on realization. 

    Located in KC’s Crossroads arts district, this independent gallery inspires with every new exhibit. Emerging or established artists and collectors from across the country seek the expertise and enthusiasm of owners/directors Kelly and David Kuhn. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    The dream insisted on realization. 

    The folks at Blue Gallery believe creativity is a risk that’s always worth taking. So they help collectors, companies and communities make space for it. 

  • Oddly Correct
    Oddly Correct

    Obviously delicious. 

    How many baristas do you know who also hand-carve their own letterpress labels? None? Well, we know one. And it'd be our pleasure to introduce you. Word is getting out about how seriously we take our coffee in KC. Not in small part thanks to Oddly Correct’s owner-operator, Gregory Kolsto, who is meticulous when it comes to roasting. But what’s work without play? Kolsto’s whimsy shines in the one-of-a-kind designs pressed to each bag he sells. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    Obviously delicious. 

    Oddly Correct coffee is just that. You can’t put your finger on how good it is. It just is. 

    Bishop McCann
    Bishop McCann

    Brand, meet people. People, meet brand.

    What do you call a company that gives you solutions to problems you didn’t even know you had? We call it Bishop-McCann. Built on logistics, this “brand experiences agency” connects its clients to their audiences in memorable, experiential ways. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    Brand, meet people. People, meet brand.

    Bishop-McCann provides clients with much more than planning and production. They create memorable experiences that bring brands to life. 

    Hufft Projects
    Hufft Projects

    A holistic approach to design. 

    The art of architecture is shaped by perspective. The same can be said for the business of it. Co-founders Jesse and Matthew Hufft operate with the viewpoint that hard work and sincerity drive success. Since they set up shop in 2005, this design collective focuses on the future of their craft, their sights set squarely on success. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    A holistic approach to design. 

    Hufft Projects combines architects, artists, designers and craftsmen to build bridges between technique, talent and technology. 

  • The Sundry
    The Sundry

    Classic grocery store. Evolved. 

    At the Sundry, everything from the market offerings to menus starts with local inspiration. Supporting butchers, bakers, farmers and makers from across Missouri and Kansas isn’t always simple, but for this team, the challenge is all the motivation they need. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    Classic grocery store. Evolved. 

    The Sundry’s owners and founders, Aaron Prater and Ryan Wing, don’t do things the easy way. They do them the right way – in the Crossroads.  

    Kenny Johnson Photography
    Kenny Johnson Photography

    When Composition Meets Vision

    The images photographer Kenny Johnson captures are not only unique, they’re artistic and often time magical moments. His incredible eye for detail combined with his artistic chops are just part of what makes Kenny’s work so distinctive. Add his incredibly genuine personality and his ability to pick up on subtle nuances, and you have a photographer people love to work with.

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    When Composition Meets Vision 

    Known for catching much more than great light, Kansas City photographer Kenny Johnson never fails to capture the true essence of his subjects.  

    Thou Mayest
    Thou Mayest

    The community that coffee creates. 

    When asked what gets them up in the morning, Thou Mayest founders Bo Nelson and Bill Holzhueter didn’t mention coffee. They did, however, credit their employees, their community and the city as a whole for inspiring them to both rise and shine. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    The community that coffee creates. 

    Thou Mayest opened as a retail establishment in 2013 and has branched out from coffee and conversation to include cocktails, concerts and even cigars. 

  • Lauren's Hope
    Lauren's Hope

    Safety made fashionable. 

    If you ask us, style matters. And it’s the details that tie everything together. Lauren’s Hope customers feel the same way. As stylish and sophisticated as the creator herself, this highly designed and ever-changing line of medical identification jewelry helps save lives every day.

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    Safety made fashionable. 

    Lauren’s Hope, named for a 13-year-old girl who didn't like wearing her medical ID bracelet, combines jewelry with lifesaving purpose. 

    Peruvian Connection
    Peruvian Connection

    One Sweater Started It All. 

    Traditional Andean designs, luxurious alpaca fibers, and an eye for artisanal flair motivated Peruvian Connection’s owner Annie Hurlbut to grow her shop from a single storefront in Kansas City to the international boutique it is today. Locations now include Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Boston, Chicago, London and Kansas City.  

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    One Sweater Started It All. 

    A long fur-trimmed alpaca sweater acquired during a trip to Peru – became the inspiration for this international boutique store, Peruvian Connection. 

    Original Juan
    Original Juan

    With the right sauce, anything goes.

    From private-label creations to major product development, Original Juan’s modern test kitchen has created over 17,000 different BBQ and hot sauces since 1998. Their customers, and their customers’ customers, love them for using both authentic ingredients and a true passion for the process. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    With the right sauce, anything goes. 

    Original Juan’s president Joe Polo’s favorite ingredients include spice, heat and the passion of the salt-of-the-earth people who help perfect the art of the Micro-Batch sauce. 

  • Haw Contemporary
    Haw Contemporary

    Art. Exposure. Expansion. 

    When communities connect, creative momentum builds. Just ask any of the artists who have shown work at Haw Contemporary. The gallery helps push many local and regional artists outward and into the wider world while maintaining deep local bonds. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    Art. Exposure. Expansion. 

    The spaces of Bill Haw’s Stockyards District operate under a guiding principle: Energy is neither created nor destroyed – it only changes forms.  

    Maker Village
    Maker Village

    Put tools into the hands of makers.

    This Jarboe Initiative project sees the broken and fixes it, finds the emptiness and fills it and takes potential and turns it into reality. The Maker Village’s 31st and Cherry building is currently in the process of becoming a community workshop for commercial woodworking, metalworking and prototyping; putting tools into the hands of the KC makers community, giving them a chance to spur innovation and, ultimately, to come together create something new.  

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    Put tools into the hands of makers. 

    Maker Village’s Nick Ward-Bopp and Sam Green are finding out what it takes to raise a village. 

    J. Rieger & Co.
    J. Rieger & Co.

    The spirits live on.

    Usually it’s a bad sign when someone wakes up each morning thinking of whiskey. For Andy Rieger (the original founder’s great-great-great grandson) and business partner Ryan Maybee, it’s been a labor of love from barrel to bottle, all the way to the resumed operations at the J. Rieger Distillery in KC’s East Bottoms. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-3}

    The spirits live on.

    A thriving, pre-prohibition KC distillery, J. Rieger & Co. came roaring back in 2014. It’s been O! So Good all over again.

  • The Roasterie
    The Roasterie

    Air-roasted. Directly traded. 

    You don’t just taste coffee with your tongue – you inhale the smell, feel the warmth, and drink in that perfect cup with your eyes before the first sip. As one of the most renowned and respected specialty coffee roasters in the nation, O’Neill and his fellow bean-fiends understand that the right process leads to the perfect product. It’s something we could go on and on about. Over coffee, of course.  

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    Air-roasted. Directly traded. 

    The Roasterie's Danny O’Neill set the standard for coffee beans in KC after learning all he could about it on a trip to South America as a high school foreign exchange student.  

    STUFF
    STUFF

    Heard you liked stuff. So do we.

    A store named STUFF. It’s filled to the brim with fine arts, creative contraptions, items made by local artists and a ton of good vibes. Plus art classes, team-building classes and birthday parties for children of all ages. Exactly the kind of stuff we love. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    STUFF’s amazing in Brookside. 

    STUFF owners Casey and Sloane Simmons have dedicated their lives to pursuing good stuff. Like art, fun, health, good people and great causes. 

    mobank community

  • El Dorado
    El Dorado

    Striking community gold.

    The dream of El Dorado is to create a place where architecture, craft and community merge seamlessly. Not only has the dream come true, it’s turned a design studio, a fabrication shop and an art gallery into an engrained business that has transformed the local community. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-1}

    Striking community gold.

    The legendary city of El Dorado had streets paved with gold. This equally awesome architectural firm paves the way for innovative design and structure.

    Kansas City Bier Company
    Kansas City Bier Company

    Lagers and ales served KC-style. 

    Noch ein bier, bitte. When you step off the historic Trolley Trail in Waldo and into KC Bier Co., you might think you need a passport. Founder Steve Holle brought his love of German-style beer to KC in 2012 and with it, an authentic experience unlike anywhere else in town. 

    Check 'em out

    {label-2}

    Lagers and ales served KC-style. 

    Kansas City Bier Company adds a fresh take to traditional brewing methods, ingredients and drinkability. Oh yeah, and an awesome outdoor bier garden. 

    mobank community

mobank Community

Your vision. Our community.

Thinkers. Dreamers. Doers. Entrepreneurs. They’re not just the building blocks of our local economy. They’re the mobank community, a collection of visionary leaders, inspired artists, powerful minds, impassioned citizens and wunderkind makers.