Kansas City, Mo.
"On January 10, 1910, a teenager from Nebraska stepped off a train in
Kansas City, Mo., with little more than big dreams and two shoeboxes of
picture postcards." Want to know how this story turns
out? Just open your mailbox in December. That sentence opens the
corporate history of Hallmark, the greeting-card giant still run by the
grandsons of that teenager, Joyce Clyde Hall -- and still going strong
in Kansas City, sending millions of messages of good cheer at the
holidays and all year long.