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Model wearing Chiefs Babe shirt from 203 Boutique

203 Boutique

The 203 strives to make game day and every day a little more fun through clothes. Owner Jenna Shockley says she started the online boutique in 2022 as a passion project.

“I started the boutique because my family and I are big Chiefs fans and wanted to create a place to buy game day outfits. We obviously have an MU collection as well,” she says. “We print most of our shirts in-house. Not only do we offer game day shirts and sweatshirts, but we do also have a retail side where we sell pants, tops, and accessories.”

Shockley explains the inspiration behind naming the boutique.

“A lot of people wonder where the name 203 Boutique comes from. 203 stands for the last three digits of our zip code (65203),” she says. “I wanted to pay homage to the area and 573 was already taken.”

203 Boutique offers free local pickup and can ship anywhere within the United States. 

Facebook: @203 Boutique 
Instagram: @the203boutique

Luxury Balloon Installation at event by Dolli Designs

Dolli’s Designs LLC

Dolli’s Designs LLC is a luxury balloon company committed to creating unique, distinctive, and memorable experiences.

The company specializes in balloon displays for corporate events and social events such as birthday parties, baby showers, and engagement celebrations.

“Dolli’s Designs is most known for the luxury look we provide by using a variety of textures, colors, and add-ins that we incorporate into our balloon designs, says co-owner Shalina “Dolli” Reed. “We offer balloon decor that is tailored to the event’s theme by incorporating details such as florals, themed foil balloons, and custom decals.”

Reed says Dolli’s Designs is also known for professional classic balloon decor such as balloon arches and columns. Reed is co-owner along with Treana Cason. The owners say they bring genuine love to the community.

“We take every client’s vision for their once in a lifetime experience extremely seriously,” Reed emphasizes. “We not only offer the highest quality balloon decor and event decor, but we also offer the highest quality customer service.” 


Women of Uplifted Salon pose in front of interior wall

Uplifted Salon

Uplifted Salon’s claim to fame is offering lived-in color customized to perfectly fit your lifestyle.

“As a healthy hair salon, each of our color services includes a cut or luxury post-color treatment to truly hydrate and preserve the integrity of the hair,” says owner Kaylee Concannon. “We also are well known for bridal hair and makeup services and have just started offering extensions services this year.”

After welcoming a child in 2016, Concannon found herself under the heavy weight of postpartum depression.

“I suddenly felt I was part of a very ugly industry full of toxic thoughts and ideas surrounding beauty. More than anything, I wanted to be a role model for my daughter,” she continues. “The industry had lost its lust for me and the work environment I was in only fed into my doubts. From there, Uplifted Salon was born.”

Uplifted Salon aims to be an escape from your busy day-to-day. Concannon says she strives to make every step of the process enjoyable and customizable.

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