Casino commits $60,000 to Foundry  

  Monday, November 18, 2019 12:00 PM
  News, Milestones

Pittsburg, KS

Kansas Crossing General Manager Doug Fisher and PSU Chief Strategy Officer Shawn Naccarato

The Kansas Crossing Casino has formally made a three-year investment at The Foundry at Block22 in Downtown Pittsburg by becoming the first founding member with a $60,000 total commitment. 

This unique partnership provides an opportunity for the casino to support innovation and entrepreneurism. 

“The Foundry at Block22 is helping to grow the next generation of creators and innovators,” said Shawn Naccarato, PSU chief strategy officer who also plays the lead role at Block22 as the head of University Strategic Initiatives. “We’re pleased that Kansas Crossing has chosen to be a part of that.” 

The more than 16,000 square feet of space in The Foundry features a maker/hacker space, business incubator, co-working space, conference rooms, and a large meeting space.  

Foundry memberships are offered on a variety of levels and feature diverse collections of benefits, including access to the makerspace, admission to social events, open and dedicated desk space, contest participation, and more. 

“We are honored to be the very first founding member of The Foundry,” said Kansas Crossing General Manager Doug Fisher.  

Fisher said he was appreciative of the efforts of PSU, as well as the City of Pittsburg and the Vecino Group, for the opportunity to be part of something so innovative and exciting. 

"We look forward to continuing our partnership with PSU and the entire community for many years to come,” Fisher said. 

Those interested in becoming members of The Foundry may contact Mary Louise Widmar at The Foundry, 620-235-6092, for details.