Second developer interested in casino in SE Kansas
October 30, 2014
Odds are better for a casino in southeast Kansas after a second developer expressed interest in the project.
Meetings aimed at boosting exports start this week
October 29, 2014
A Wichita-based trade advisory firm is working with Kansas communities to identify companies that seem ready to export but haven’t yet.
Shawnee man elected to head of tourism agency
October 29, 2014
Kevin Fern, Executive Director of the Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been named President of the Travel Industry Association of Kansas (TIAK).
Dickinson movie theaters sold to B&B Theaters
October 23, 2014
Dickinson Theaters, which owns several Kansas City area theaters including Shawnee’s Westglen 18 in Shawnee, announced earlier this month that it has been acquired by B&B Theaters.
City, county and schools to see big benefits from Shawnee company expansion
October 20, 2014
The expansion of Westmore Industries LLC in western Shawnee will produce wide economic benefits for the city and Johnson County according to a recent cost and benefit analysis study.
Shawnee catches Royals fever
October 20, 2014
Shawnee has gone crazy for the Royals, and the economic impact is having a big effect on local businesses and the community.
Trunk-or-treat event set for Oct. 24
October 14, 2014
BMO Harris Bank is hosting a Trunk–or–Treat event, providing children in the community a safe and fun trick-or-treating alternative on the evening of Oct. 24.
Legislative candidates discuss business, education and economy at local forum
October 13, 2014
Six legislative candidates that Shawnee voters will consider in this November’s election spoke to members of the local business community during a candidate forum.
Joplimo Mattress in Shawnee first of several future locations
October 8, 2014
There’s more to Joplimo Mattress than meets the eye. The Shawnee location opened in May and has been selling its Forever Beds and other mattresses that boast longer lifespans than other mattresses, owner Brian Croft says. But the booming business doesn’t just sell mattresses. It has a story to tell.
Deffenbaugh Industries to sell to Waste Management
October 7, 2014
Local business giant Deffenbaugh Disposal, Inc., agreed to sell to Waste Management, Inc., and aPriori Capital Partners L.P. today for an undisclosed amount.
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce board backs tax ballot initiatives
October 6, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce say they unanimously support the passage of two tax ballot initiatives, the parks and pipes initiative and the pavement initiative, in the upcoming November vote.
Tallgrass Grill and Catering in western Shawnee replaces Moe’s Southwest Grill
October 2, 2014
Tallgrass Grill and Catering has opened in the place of Moe’s Southwest Grill with the same owner, but a new fresh approach to food and catering.
Mobile web designer hopes local company can help Shawnee businesses
September 29, 2014
The smart phone in the majority of peoples’ pockets is changing business, and a Shawnee man is trying to help local and businesses capitalize on the technology.
The Dispatch to take on a new look
September 25, 2014
Next week, you will notice a change in the format and design of your newspaper.
Parade of Homes set to begin Sept. 27
September 24, 2014
The 2014 Fall Parade of Homes is set to open hundreds of doors to prospective home buyers and people simply looking for design inspiration.