Local Sponsor Spotlight: Burklyn Designs

by kathleenf on April 25, 2016

Isn’t spring the best time to freshen up the rooms you live in?  Serving the Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City area, Burklyn Designs is the first place to start.  In business since 2006, Crista Burk specializes in everything from the big jobs to the small.  Helping you in choosing artwork, wallpaper and furniture to space planning, design build and new construction, Crista is just the person to guide you in the important design decisions for all the rooms of your home, and by dealing directly with the manufacturer she saves you money in the process.

Whether it’s the little changes you need to make to change your environment, a remodel of something that’s just not working for you and your family, replacing your kitchen counters with granite or tearing up that old carpet and putting down hardwoods consider Burklyn Designs.

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Creative Printing

by kathleenf on April 13, 2016

Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City is proud to welcome back Creative Printing as a returning local sponsor.  Family-owned and a certified woman-owned business, they are once again providing us with all of our printing needs.  Founded in 1967 in Mission, Kansas, their business has grown consistently every year.  Their growth has allowed them to continually invest in equipment and technologies to bring the most efficient production techniques (and cost savings) to their customers.

Over the past 40 years, they have built a reputation as a supplier of high-quality printing and finishing services.  The professional services they can provide include –

Lithographic Printing

Large Format Diecuting

Large Format Digital Printing


Folding and Binding

Hand Assembly and Kit-Packing,


They can produce almost any project in any quantity from 1 to 100,000,000 and believe in developing long-term relationships with customers –as evidenced by their decades long relationship with Hallmark Cards.

Every call or email we have made to this locally-owned business has been met with “We will do whatever you need.”  They value the importance of each project of their customers and believe their success comes in creating your success.

The sponsorship of this local business has been invaluable to our show.  Please consider them for all of your printing needs.

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Merchants Pub & Plate

April 10, 2016

Merchants Pub & Plate, located in a former bank building on Mass St., may well be the answer to that often-asked question, “Where should be go to eat?”  Featuring the rich local harvest from our heartland community, they also serve the the widest selection of draft craft beers in Lawrence.  From brunch to lunch, happy hour to dinner, they are ready to serve you with their distinctive menu. We are indebted to this local sponsor for hosting our first table read on their upper level as well as serving us some of their incredible appetizers.  We think a Mother’s Day brunch or after-show dinner at Merchants might be exactly the place where you should go to eat. “Our skills are sharp and our knowledge is deep and we think even the most refined palate can be surprised by our menu. But, as is the case with most Midwesterners, our hearts are also soft, […]

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: Buckingham Palace, Inc.

April 7, 2016

A Lawrence native and KU graduate, Jennifer Lutz started Buckingham Palace, Inc. in 1984.  Based on the core values of honesty and integrity, BPI is a leader in the area in household and facility cleaning – committed to using safe, green, cleaning products. Jennifer and her team offer an uncompromised level of service to their clients and believe in not only recruiting talented employees but investing attention and resources to them as well.  Serving the Lawrence area, they select employees from in and around the Douglas County community. The Buckingham Palace Housecleaners that serve you are often people you pass in the grocery store or sit next to you when you watch your kids play sports. Jennifer believes that supporting the people of the area whenever possible is something that is good for all of us. What better gift for mom this Mother’s Day than the services of a professional housecleaning? From a cozy […]

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Local Sponsor Spotlight: James W. Lusk Law Office

March 30, 2016

It takes a calm attorney to take on the weight of divorce — but that’s what James Lusk does day after day. Lusk, principal at James W. Lusk Office, has helped clients facing overwhelming debt, child custody issues, adoption, and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. We are proud to have local attorney, James W. Lusk once again sponsor Listen To Your Mother: Kansas City. With an emphasis on listening and educating clients, James guides those who come to him for help through the emotional and financial upheaval of life changing events. He then helps his clients rebuild their credit and devise a financial plan for their future. Located in Lenexa, Lusk has 25 years of experience and is licensed to serve clients both in Kansas and Missouri. How does he deal with the stress of helping clients through what might be the most upsetting events of their life? “You have to spend […]

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