KC AUTHENTIC™ was founded in 2016 as the excitement and energy in Kansas City reached new highs. The feeling of love for our town and the desire to further connect with our neighbors was growing and expanding in an indescribable way.
We began a quest to ascribe words to this feeling and found authenticity to be the single common ingredient binding together our Midwest values. Authenticity is defined as "true to one's own personality, spirit, or character." Armed with this single word that connects our culture we refined the idea throughout the course of a year over gallons of coffee and thousands of miles in I-435 traffic. Aided by so many imaginative friends, relatives, local businesses, and dreamers -- KC AUTHENTIC™ was finally founded using our personal savings and the basement of our home in Lee's Summit.
KC AUTHENTIC™ defines our feeling of love, pride, and excitement for Kansas City.