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  • It's "In the City Day" today

  • There’s a reason about 300 people are running around Independence today in teal T-shirts.



    It’s “In the City Day,” and the aim is “just to show pride in living and working in Independence,” said Alex Colley, vice president of small business development of the Independence Chamber of Commerce.

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  • There’s a reason about 300 people are running around Independence today in teal T-shirts.
    It’s “In the City Day,” and the aim is “just to show pride in living and working in Independence,” said Alex Colley, vice president of small business development of the Independence Chamber of Commerce.
    The idea came from the chamber’s president and CEO, “Kim” Kimbrough, who came on board last fall. He’s used the idea elsewhere, and Colley said cities here and there around the country have grabbed the idea. In Independence, it’s meant to be an annual event.
    The shirts have a design by local artist Kelly Lightfoot, and on the shoulder they carry the new “real people, real progress” logo that community leaders rolled out last month.
    Businesses have been encouraged to buy the shirts and encourage their employees to wear them for the day. About 30 businesses and other groups have signed on.
    For fun, the chamber is asking people to take photos of people in the T-shirts and post them to a Facebook contest. Those who come up with the three photos judged most creative get Royals tickets.
    Colley will be snapping photos at participating businesses, too.
    Late in the day, people in the T-shirts wlil gather at the chamber, 210 W. Truman Road, just off the Square.
    “We’re going to take the Independence family photo at 5:30,” Colley said.
     

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