Business

Commerce Bank in Shawnee robbed
May 27, 2015
Shawnee police and the Kansas City division of the FBI are investigation a bank robbery at a Commerce Bank in Shawnee.
Commerce Bank intertwined in Shawnee history as it celebrates 150 years of business
May 26, 2015
When Ron Rigdon became the Vice President of Commerce Bank and the branch manager for the former location in downtown Shawnee at the corner of Nieman Road and Johnson Drive, he knew the importance of the building and the need to remain a small-town bank. Shawnee State Bank, owned by the Pflumm family, has sold to commerce bank two years before Rigdon arrived and some feared that the city was losing its community bank to a large, national big-time bank. Rigdon set out to dispel those notions with the regional Commerce Bank.
Mapping out Shawnee’s $250 million in investments over last four years
May 20, 2015
The Shawnee Economic Development Council has created an interactive map that illustrates and explains the more than $250 million worth of committed investments in Shawnee over the past four years.
Electric vehicle charging stations popping up around Shawnee
May 11, 2015
Several private businesses in and around Shawnee will begin installing electronic vehicle charging stations, and the city might soon have even more as the city mulls adding 10 more stations around town.
IKEA completes largest rooftop solar array in state
May 8, 2015
The largest rooftop solar array in the state of Kansas was recently plugged in at IKEA in Merriam.
YogaFit studio opens in western Shawnee
May 5, 2015
When looking to open one of the city’s only yoga-specific gyms in Shawnee, the owners of YogaFit thought no place would be better than western Shawnee.
Relaxed fun on tap at Thunder Beach sand volleyball
April 29, 2015
During spring, summer and fall evenings, passersby can see 1,400 tons of sand and loads of people out for fun at the Thunder Beach volley ball courts on the west side of Park Lanes Family Fun Center in Shawnee.
Shawnee bike shop owner making a difference around the world
April 27, 2015
Inside a small, cramped shop in Shawnee, a man and his son work to make a world of difference for people half way around the globe and for those a little closer to their new home through bicycles.
WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas
April 15, 2015
The Kansas Department of Commerce says WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City, Mo., to Prairie Village.
CertainTeed to renovate plant in Kansas City, Kan.
April 14, 2015
CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years.
Global technology company RiskIQ comes to Shawnee
April 14, 2015
A San Francisco-based technology firm is opening an office in Shawnee, further solidifying the Kansas City area as what is now being called “Silicon Prairie.” RiskIQ now calls Shawnee home in addition to it’s offices in San Francisco and European offices in London.
Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen
April 13, 2015
A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs.
Hollywood Casino delays start of hotel project
April 13, 2015
The owners of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway are postponing construction of a 248-room hotel, which was to be underway this week.
Veteran opens community-minded Downtown Coffee Shop
April 13, 2015
It pays to build community, and that’s what the owner of the new Downtown Coffee Shop is trying to do.
Shawnee man aims to make window blinds safer, less frustrating
April 8, 2015
A Shawnee man’s invention aims to remove chords from window shades and blinds and make them more user friendly.

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