|The MainStay Award Winners!
Thank you to everyone who attended The Main Event last week, we are so glad you were able to make it! Thank you also to Cafe Trio for your wonderful event space, food, and staff. Each year, MainCor recognizes organizations and individuals along Main Street who go above and beyond to help build up our community and bring positive change to Midtown. We are happy to share with you all the winners of our MainStay Awards!
Rigoberto Jurado accepts the Catalyst Award on behalf of Capitol Federal Savings
Capitol Federal Midtown Branch is the Recipient of our Catalyst Award. This award is given to organizations that are Big Changers in our community. Capitol Federal was that big changer by redeveloping the corner of 43rd and Main into a beautiful bank building for Main Street. Their bank goes above and beyond by filling their space with artwork from their KCAI art students just down the road. We believe that through these actions they have proved to be a catalyst of positive change.
Buttonwood Financial Group & Art Space accepting the Sustainer Award
Buttonwood Financial Group & Art Space were awarded the Sustainer Award. This award is given to organizations and individuals who are committed to creating and sustaining the vitality of Main Street and Mitdown. We believe that Buttonwood's dedication to Main Street and generosity through their public art space make them true sustainers of our community. Their art space features different exhibitions throughout the year where 50% of the profits go to the artist and 50% go to local non profits. Their organization is always the first to volunteer to help and we appreciate all the hard work they have given to sustaining Midtown.
Christina and Bob Decker accept Midwest Cyclery's Horizon Award
Our Horizon award was given to Midwest Cyclery. Recipients of this award are up and coming to the area, but are positive role models for other organizations and show commitment to the community. By bringing Midwest Cyclery back to Main Street and purchasing their building, they have shown a positive commitment to Midtown. Their excitement towards community efforts and all things Midtown shows an example to those around them and their dedication to our community.
Past MainCor President Veronica Sellers presents Dan Musser with the IJ Mnookin Award
Last but not least, the I.J. Mnookin Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dan Musser. Recipients of this award have dedicated their careers to bettering the Midtown community. Through his devoted involvement to MainCor, The Kansas City Art Institute, and the construction of the Federal Reserve Bank, despite not owning a business or living on Main Street, Dan has shown his dedication to the revitalization and culture of Midtown. He sees and appreciates the character of Midtown and has worked diligently to ensure its success. For that, we thank you.