Faces of the Northland

The Northland is coming together to show just how stronger and resilient we are

The Northland is a vibrant, varied community full of small businesses working to make a difference in their clients' lives. That's why when we heard the news that non-essential businesses needed to close their doors, we knew that those people needed a voice. Thank you to the businesses that are innovating in an unprecedented time. (Note: All listings were submitted by the businesses themselves. This is certainly not a comprehensive list. Continue to search out your local options!)

McCann's Bookkeeping 

Feeling Puzzled?  McCann's Bookkeeping & Tax Service can help you put all of the pieces together!  Our expertise provides small businesses and individuals with fast, accurate and concise financial records, payroll, and tax service.  We exist to help solve the many problems confronting small business owners and individuals regarding their financial matters.  Luckily, we can work remotely all year long with DocuSign, email, and our convenient drop off service.

Show Me Logos

Show Me Logos is a one-stop-shop for all promotional needs.  Since 2008 we have specialized in screen printed and embroidered apparel, signs, banners, and imprinted promotional products. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking orders via phone and email.  Once the order is approved, we are sending invoices to be paid through a link.  Completed orders are being shipped out.

The Artisan Market

The Artisan Market (TAM) represents over 20 local northland artisans. TAM artists create  original paintings, pottery, glass, metal, wire, wood and jewelry pieces. We are encouraging our community to create and share on our group Facebook page, "The Artisan Market Creators Group." Creations of all kinds are accepted. We have also been giving facebook live gallery tours and hope to start online art classes soon. 

Screenland Armour 

Screenland Armour Theatre is the last remaining independent theatre in Kansas City, MO.  We offer 4 digital screens, handcrafted food, an eclectic craft beer selection as well as local spirits all conveniently located in North Kansas City. Our theatre is unable to operate in this dark time. Even when many other businesses will be able to open their doors we likely will not have new movies to show for many months with Hollywood insiders suggesting 3-6 months before releases start back-up. It's tremendously scary considering how costly it is to run our business so we decided to do something a bit unorthodox and start a Patreon. What is a Patreon? It's a membership-based service where you sign-up to a specific tier and we supply unique content like podcasts, live watch parties, short films and more. This helps us bring in a little bit of revenue while providing you entertainment at home. Our hope is to build a stronger film community with the platform and our audience. To sign-up visit

The Brim 

At The Brim, we believe marriage matters, so we offer free wedding ceremonies and affordable tent receptions. In light of the recent changes in events, we'd like to offer any bride affected by the coronavirus a free outdoor wedding ceremony at The Brim (once the government mandate allows). Bring yourself, your photographer, officiant, and closest family/friends for a free, intimate ceremony- then have your reception another time! Contact us at for more! 

Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery

Excelsior Springs-based Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery quietly reached its 11th anniversary during the pandemic. Unable to conduct wine tastings or offer tours and events temporarily, owner-winemaker Shriti Plimpton focused on offering carryout, curbside delivery, and delivery in Kansas City. The winery developed a virtual wine tasting experience using video chat. Fence Stile’s email newsletter shifted to highlight customer relationships instead of events. Social media posts connect with guests and promote Northland retail partners, such as Bubbles Wine and Spirits and Lukas Liquor Northland, that carry its estate wines.

Mulberry Street Mortgage

Mulberry Street Mortgage is a 24-year-old company that originates loans for purchases and refinances in Missouri, California, Kansas, and Georgia.  We recently remodeled and relocated from our office on Victory Dr. to 19 N. Water St. Liberty, Mo.   We are fortunate that we can conduct business via phone and emails.  

Solar Shield Blinds Shades Solutions  

Solar Shield Blinds Shades Solutions is a full-service blind, shutter, and drapery company with over two decades of experience. As an essential business, they are continuing to offer full-service consultations through the use of phone calls, video chats, and when needed, in-home consultations, as well as complete installations services.

Pride Fitness

Pride Fitness is a community of people working together to accomplish their health and fitness goals. To adapt to COVID-19, we are now training people virtually. We have an app to deliver personal training workouts built around our diverse clientele. We are also doing virtual classes and coaching in our private Facebook Group, Pride Fitness Community. We run fun challenges in the group and via the app that keep the gym connected and engaged with each other. We also encourage clients to control what they can such as sleep, food, and water intake. 

Pediatric Smiles

Pediatric Smiles' office is temporarily closed to routine care due to the spread of COVID -19.  While all oral healthcare is vital to overall health and wellness, during this unique situation, dental emergencies are all that they can see in their office.  Dr. Ryan Francois is taking emergency calls from home and helping kids brush their teeth via video cam!  They want to remind everyone to brush and floss every day so they can all be members of Cavity Free Club when they reopen!  

Lost Arts 

Our passion is creativity. Keeping creativity alive in our present, inspiring creativity in our future, all while enjoying and learning from creativity represented in the past and beyond. 

We offer alternative arts courses on a variety of subjects (adding new topics all the time) and now offer DIY@Home art kits with instructional videos and video chats on request.

Commercial Concrete Solutions

This family-owned company brings innovative concrete repair technology to the KC Metro, Topeka and Lawrence. With CCS, concrete is repaired at a fraction of the time and cost compared to traditional methods, so it’s back to business in minutes, not days. Under the “Stay-at-Home” order, now’s the perfect time to schedule a project and keep Northlanders working. CCS’s 2-man crews work safely to repair concrete so surfaces are safe when life returns to normal.

Hillcrest Hope

At Hillcrest Hope, we continue to extend housing and hope to families, despite the current climate. We serve families working to build a life of stability, allowing them to thrive in the Northland community. Although coaching, accountability, and budgeting look different now (think video chat), we are committed to continuing to serve families in need of a new beginning. We are proud of the many we support serving on the front lines during these difficult times."

Trey's Lawn and Landscape

At Trey’s Lawn & Landscape, we continue to persevere for our customers as an essential business. We have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by frequently sanitizing equipment and social distancing both at home and at work.  Each employee currently has their own company vehicle. Driving expenses have skyrocketed from only allowing one employee per gas-guzzling truck, but I feel personally responsible to do everything I can to keep the KC Northland healthy and safe. 

Wingz & More

Wingz & More is a locally owned restaurant with locations in Liberty & Grandview, founded on the principles of attentive customer service, cleanliness, community first, and awesome food! We offer carryout and curbside delivery at our historic downtown Liberty location. We offer wingz, burgerz, phillyz, fish, saladz, catering, and more! Our menu is pinned to the top of our FaceBook page. To place an order, call us at 816.883.8835!

Up, Up and Away

Up, Up & Away! creates unique and whimsical balloon artistry for events big and small. Centerpieces, backdrops, balloon arches, custom sculptures, your logo created with balloons, if you can imagine, we can create it with balloons! 

We are a non-essential business but we’ve supplemented a bit with gift card sales. We’ve also been creating Virtual Balloon Requests. Our customers and social media followers have been sending us requests for balloon sculptures that would create a bit of happiness in very uncertain times. We sculpt them, snap a photo and post online for everyone to enjoy.

Sugar Whipped Bakery

Our bakery was just gearing up for the wedding season when this hit. With the help of another Northland business, Crossing Broadway, we worked together to put our entire menu online. Orders are now prepaid only- no money or cards are handled, we bring the food out on a tray, the customer picks it up, and we sanitize the tray. We also helped distribute donuts for our teacher parade to show some love!


EtchLife is a Christian lifestyle brand based in Liberty, MO.  We have an online shop, a brick and mortar on the square in Liberty (between Classy Chocolate + Ginger Sue’s), and sell wholesale to other boutiques + bookstores around the country.  All our products are designed to bring encouragement from God’s Word into every part of our life.

Our heart has always been about encouraging people with truth + that remains the same.  We are using our platform to share encouragement and a real-life application of Scripture. 

Photography and Wall Styling by Christy

Photography and Wall Styling by Christy showcases the beauty of home and family life with expressive and unique photo sessions. To help support my business and our community, I’ve launched a “Buy One Give One” Gift Card model on my website. Just purchase $200 in gift cards, and I’ll give one to a nurse, teacher, or doctor of your choice. It’s my way of giving back while also keeping the doors open.

Lil' Munchkins

Lil' Munchkins is located in the loft area of More Excuses Boutique on the Liberty square. Currently, we offer curbside pick up or local delivery. You can follow us on Facebook for updates, storytime with a character, and lots of other fun! We look forward to a Grand Opening and serving the Northland area with a children’s boutique offering clothing and gifts for your little ones and little ones to be! Follow us on Facebook at Lil’ Munchkins Children’s Boutique 

Dig Marketing KC 

Dig Marketing KC manages digital marketing services to local businesses. Based in Parkville, most of our clients are restaurants. During the COVID-19 situation, we prevented two restaurants from closing, and they are grateful to have remained open for curbside delivery and other creative ideas. We create marketing solutions expanding awareness through social media and your website. Connect with us using our contact forms here:

Suitcase of Dreams

For nearly two decades, Suitcase of Dreams Travel and its affiliates have been curating immersive, experiential leisure vacations.  We've traveled the world to bring dreams to life for our clients.  Our personal touch, paired with globetrotting first-hand knowledge makes us the travel leader in the Northland.  We're adjusting to current times with a firm foundation, ready to help our clients travel again safely and confidently in due time.  Our vetted relationships with global partners will be your assurance when you make your next vacation dream come true. We make the plans; You make the memories!

Catch 22 Sports Bar and Grill

We are a sports bar and grill located in downtown Liberty.  We love football, and we love baseball (hence our restaurant's name).  We serve an awesome burger and amazing tenderloin.  We serve lunch and dinner.  If you haven't visited downtown Liberty lately, you are missing out.  Have fun with us downtown! Find us on Facebook at Catch 22 Sports Bar and Grill.  

Spa at Briarcliff

For the safety of our employees and clients, the spa has been temporarily closed since March 18.  While we have always had daily cleaning and sanitation guidelines, we have increased our expectations.  Although we are not able to schedule services for the time that we are closed, we can book future appointments, sell gift certificates online and also have Farmhouse Fresh products delivered directly to our client's homes.  

NKC Dental 

NKC Dental is maintaining regular business hours for dental emergencies only. We are also offering virtual appointments that include diagnoses and prescriptions, if needed, to patients who may require dental treatment, are sheltering in place, not feeling well, or are at high risk for contracting COVID-19. Per American Dental Association guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic, we have suspended all elective and maintenance procedures until further notice. Call 816.471.2911 to set up your appointment today.

Owen Homes

Owen Homes is a design + build firm offering custom homes and renovations in the Northland. We remain focused on the safety and wellbeing of our clients, employees, and trade partners as we proceed cautiously with essential operations. Virtual meetings, along with our client portal, have made it easy to continue blueprint and interior design. It’s clear that in times like these, your home is so much more than just four walls and a roof.

Trezo Mare 

Trezo Mare Restaurant offers several options for our customers during the COVID-19 situation. We provide curbside pickup for all orders, including our daily menu with gluten-free options, kids' menu, family meals, wine, and beer discounts, and pre-mixed cocktails. We’re catering to hospital staff and others upon request. For more information, call 816.505.3200 or visit our website,

North Kansas City Library

Since its founding more than 80 years ago, NKCPL has seen its share of history. This spring, though, has been unprecedented. When we closed our doors mid-March, we loaded our site with new and creative ways to engage library resources from home: a temporary card option, a robust slate of online learning resources (homeschooling, anyone?), and a Spring Quarantine Reading Challenge, open to readers of all ages. Our message? Maybe now more than ever, it’s a privilege to serve our Northland community. Connect with us at

Om Prana Yoga

Om Prana Yoga is located in Downtown Parkville and has been serving the community with yoga, yoga therapy, and Pilates since 2014. Last year, we purchased our building and moved into 102 Main Street, Parkville, MO 64152. We closed our doors to in-studio classes and yoga therapy sessions on March 13 due to COVID-19, and two days later, we opened up our schedule and are teaching classes and seeing clients online through Zoom. Please check out our calendar and join us for class online!

Red X 

Red X is known for its value, service, and now, essentials. To prevent spread areas are cleaned per CDC recommendations, plexiglass separates cashiers and customers, floor markers keep shoppers 6’ apart, an hour is reserved for at-risk shoppers, and offers pickup or delivery seven days a week up to a 10-mile radius in MO. Red X has made it through a fire and three floods. As a community, we’ll make it through this together.

Oakhill Day School

During these unusual times, an Oakhill education is limitless. Our campus is closed, but our minds, hearts, and ears are open and ready to engage and excite students and families. Oakhill implemented distance learning for grades Pretoddler(18-months)-Eighth Grade to ensure that students stay connected to curriculum, their teachers, and, most importantly, each other. There is no better time to get to know Oakhill. We are Oakhill Strong. Separated by distance; Connected by our community.

FinanciaLife Outfitters

At FinanciaLife Outfitters, our goal is to help our clients build individualized financial roadmaps, outfit them properly with financial tools, and walk with them on their financial journey - including detours.

Now, together, we’re experiencing an unexpected detour! Here we have pivoted to our contingency operations-roadmap working from separate locations, taking calls, and video conferencing with clients. Our objective at this time is for those who have trusted us to know they are cared for, and together we will weather this storm.

Iron District — Rachel Kennedy

We were to re-open March 21 and serve as an incubator for our vendors trying to prove their concepts. With the current situation, our vendors (and patrons) may not truly get to experience the benefits of the Iron District until mid-May.

To help our vendors offset costs, we launched a Container Club Membership program -- People can choose from three options — helping our vendors now— with the promise of a great experience later.

Highland Dental, Green Hills Dental, Kearney Dental, and Blue Springs Dental

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, our four offices came together to offer emergency-only care to any patient in need.  We knew our effort would help alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.  In addition to seeing emergency-only patients at our Highland Dental location, we also offer teledentistry.  Patients can virtually connect with one of our doctors in the comfort of their own home.  This will put many at ease during this public health crisis.

Cycle of Heart 

Cycle of Heart is a locally owned and operated spin studio in Liberty. We’re currently providing livestream bike and non-bike classes and virtual personal shopping appointments for athleisure wear (XS-XXL). Our mission is to bring you an invigorating 45 minutes to celebrate your miraculous body and nourish your soul. All bodies are good bodies, and all are welcome! We’re also committed to serving our community by hosting drives and charity classes in collaboration with local organizations.

Orange Easel 

We're a local art studio offering online classes for children, ages 3-18 years, in painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture.  For May, we're offering three classes a week for only $19.95.  Classes are live-streaming with one of our Orange Easel Instructors.  All classes are recorded, archived, and available for replay for up to a year.  We've kept our supply list simple, too (because we know you're at home, not in the art studio!).

Byars Dental

At Byars Dental, our compassionate team provides you with an extraordinary, personalized experience while focusing on optimal health and well-being.  This will give you the reassurance that your chosen dental team will listen to your wants and needs, create a treatment plan customized to you and utilize the latest technology to give you the most beautiful and healthy smile that you’ve ever dreamed of.  Call our office today!

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