And now, we have a new location at 1722 Main Street.
The decision to move from our previous location at 1025 Jefferson was certainly predicated on a more practical look at our physical and fiscal needs as a club, but never underestimate the underlying opportunity that comes with change. In our new location we find ourselves in the heart of Kansas City's Crossroads creative community with the ability to now call a few of our closest agency allies more than just "corporate members" but instead something more meaninful -- neighbors.
As you can imagine, moving is never fun. Yet there is something to say about being able to pause and reflect on recent history as we waded through boxes upon boxes of old club memorabilia and history. One thing we've never left behind in any move, whether it was from our original building on 913 Baltimore or our most recent digs on Jefferson, is a sense of how far we've come since 1902. (And yes, we have the pictures to prove that.)
Many thanks to all the kind people that volunteered their time on nights and weekends to help clean up and pack as well as those that helped us prep the new space, including...
Special thanks to Chelsea Fitch and Adam Seitz for coordinating volunteers from both Ad 2 and Art+Copy Club.
A HUGE thanks goes to Sara Soseman for graciously volunteering to lead the Club Relocation Committee's efforts these past few months, a job that required more than simply passing around a sign-up sheet for grunt labor but instead included coordinating our lease arrangement, contractors, movers, utility providers and more.
John Kreicbergs [Director, Digital Strategy at Meers] is president of the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City and is proud to say he's built his life and career in KC. Ad land aside, he enjoys all things local. That includes Sundays at Arrowhead, evenings at Livestrong, weekends on the trails and a Boulevard beer in his hand.