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Amy Knipp, a friendly face on the Square.
Amy Knipp, a friendly face on the Square.

Real Independence

What defines us? Qualities we hold near and dear to our hearts like honesty, integrity, an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong sense of our pioneer heritage. We believe in making the most of what we have, because all the elements for happiness are already here. 



Independence is most famously known as the home town of Harry Truman and as the Queen City of Trails where pioneers headed west on unimaginable journeys.  However, a new era of progressive business owners and community leaders have emerged with an entrepreneurial spirit that makes them pretty great in their own right.  Read more about their passion for Independence in the stories below. 

Real People
Real Progress