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In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider. Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.


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“Over the years The Independent has consistently delivered results for my advertising investment. Once again you have shown the power of your publication. I recently ran a full-page, four-color ad announcing the sale of my private antique collection to your astute readership and immediately received many calls that led to four scheduled appointments in the first few days for a private showing. Thank you immensely.” -Scott Lindsay
“The Independent does much more than chronicle Kansas City's philanthropic and social landscape. Indeed, it lends credibility and prestige to our community's valued cultural institutions, such as the UMKC Conservatory believes, in fact, that The Independent has helped change our status from that of a 'secret jewel' to an integral part of the performing arts in Kansas City.” -Paul Lerner Past President Friend of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
“The Independent has always been the media leader with regard to philanthropic event information as well as a directory of the influential participants of such events. The Independent reaches a wonderful audience of patrons and sponsors- invaluable to the non profit as well as the for-profit businesses in Kansas City. -Dee Sawyer March of Dimes
I have been a subscriber for 50 years. I became familiar with the “I” when I came to KC as a bride in 1942. We lived among “young marrieds” in the “Peanuts” in back of the Walnuts- those apartments are long gone. I moved back to Cuba in the early 50's, so I took a subscription to keep up with friends- many are long gone. I think I enjoy it even more now as it is larger and better. I go to shop, try new eating places, and special events in the arts and music. The Independent keeps me up-to-date. At 89, I am the designated drive and tour guide (hope I know when to stop). Still an organist at Christ Church...I look forward to every issue. -Kathleen 'Kay' Morse
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