Business

Bonner small business awarded by SBDC
March 3, 2015
The Kansas Small Business Development Center statewide network recently announced the 2015 Existing and Emerging Businesses of the Year, including one local business.
Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Artist hopes Bonner’s ‘Marble Crazy’ event broadens horizons
March 2, 2015
Raven Copeland has been making art with glass for almost as long as Moon Marble Co. has been organizing its annual Marble Crazy event, a celebration of glass artists.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Bonner church plans fundraiser for downtown business owner
February 26, 2015
On Dec. 10, after Suzanne Lee Hern’s Chevy Blazer skidded on an icy highway exit ramp, colliding with a pole, she was lucky to escape the wreckage alive.
Selling the city: Officials work to ensure Bonner Springs reaps benefits of area growth
February 26, 2015
Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington recently noted sometimes being the “best kept secret” isn’t such a good thing.
Hollywood Casino hotel process hitting home stretch
Lodging required by county awaiting final approvals
February 26, 2015
The landscape of the Interstate 70 corridor near Kansas Speedway and Hollywood Casino is expected to change.
U.S. Soccer National Training Complex to begin construction by summer
February 26, 2015
The construction of the new U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City, Kan., is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer, and the area expects a lot of benefits from the development.
Verruckt is ‘terrifying, but great,’ says KCK mayor
February 26, 2015
At 17 stories high, the tallest waterslide in the world has literally put Kansas City, Kan., on the map.
State Avenue Connex wins recognition but popularity shows it real value
February 26, 2015
Justus Welker, director of transportation for Wyandotte County Unified Government, says it’s nice to get award recognition for the recent State Avenue Connex transit improvements but the real satisfaction is providing needed service to the people of the community.
Providence Hospital recognized for coronary care
February 26, 2015
Providence Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for coronary intervention care and a 5-star recipient for treatment of heart attack for 2015.
Wyandotte Plaza among areas just east of Village West seeing revitalization
February 26, 2015
Until a recent redevelopment project, Wyandotte Plaza hadn’t seen major refurbishment for decades. The last pieces of the approximately $30 million project are set for completion by late spring.
Bonner’s Zumba classes create fitness ‘family’
February 25, 2015
When Traci Mayberry first tried Zumba a couple of years ago, she wasn’t a fan. “I hated it at first because I don’t know how to dance, and I swore I wasn’t going to come back,” she said.
Kobach says Kansas attracted most new businesses since 2003
February 18, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says more new businesses were formed in Kansas in 2014 than at any point since 2003.
Face to Face: Basehor veterinarian Kelly Vader Lightfoot
February 4, 2015
Kelly Vader Lighfoot of the Basehor Veterinary Clinic shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.

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