Midwest economy: state of Kansas report for March
April 1, 2015
The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group has provided a look at the Kansas business conditions for March.
Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months
March 31, 2015
Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.
Investment group purchases Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living
March 27, 2015
The 48-unit Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living has been sold to an investment group that paid $7.2 million for the facility.
Healthy Yards Expo promotes green lawn and garden practices
March 26, 2015
The Sixth Annual Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, Mar. 28, will aim to help all gardeners make greener choices for their yards and homes.
Economy and education focus of 2015 State of the County Address
March 24, 2015
Ed Eilert, chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, highlighted the economic gains Johnson County made in 2014 and described the county as a “Community of opportunity,” in his annual State of the County Address Tuesday.
Johnson County pursuing sewer district at former Shawnee Landing site
March 24, 2015
Johnson County says it is pursuing contract sewer district plans at the corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road but will be up to a Johnson County District Court judge to decide if they have the legal right to.
Shawnee’s Neighborhood Painting, Inc., named as a top small business
March 23, 2015
Ryan Toelkes’ innate entrepreneurial spirit has created a booming small businesses in Shawnee and it all began with some strokes of paint and a lot of ground work.
First ever Taste of Shawnee event to feature long list of local vendors
March 17, 2015
Nothing can bring people together like food. That’s one of the reasons the Rotary Club of Shawnee thought to bring the city its first food festival. And not only does it serve as a way to bring people together, it’s a way to raise money for charity.
Burdolski’s Auto Werks under new, familiar ownership
March 11, 2015
When Steve Burdoslki look to sell his family’s auto body shop in downtown Shawnee last year, he had several interested buyers but none of them compared to who now runs his shop. Burdolski sold the shop, but he sold it to a brother. Not a blood brother, but someone as close as a person can get.
KU students work with Shawnee Mission nonprofit as part of MBA program
March 10, 2015
Growing Futures Early Education Center, formerly Headstart of Shawnee Mission, is celebrating is 50th anniversary this year and is looking for ways to continue educating young children for the next 50. Recently, a group of University of Kansas School of Business MBA students partnered with the non-profit to offer a suggested plan as to how to do just that.
Developers cancel proposed Shawnee Landing project
March 6, 2015
The last undeveloped corner of Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway will continue to sit vacant as the developers behind Shawnee Landing have cancelled their commercial project plans.
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.
Heartland Seating, Inc., moves to downtown Shawnee
March 2, 2015
If you have attended a high school sporting event in Shawnee, chances are you’ve seen Heartland Seating’s work.