Business

Shawnee family opens first Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Kansas
February 7, 2016
It was on a Florida vacation two summers ago that the Andersen family of Shawnee got hooked on Tropical Smoothie Café.
The future of Nieman Road: Businesses, residents weigh in on possible major changes
February 7, 2016
Property owners on Nieman Road and neighboring residents have strong opinions about the future of the main downtown Shawnee cross street and the city’s plan to turn it into a three-lane road.
Shawnee considering future of its excise tax abatement program
February 5, 2016
Shawnee is considering eliminating a portion of the excise tax abatement program that enables developers to seek additional city funds for development of street improvements.
Mad Man’s KC BBQ set to open soon in downtown Shawnee
February 3, 2016
Mad Man’s KC BBQ is set to open Feb. 9 in downtown Shawnee.
Former Shawnee City Council member named 2015 Citizen of the Year
February 2, 2016
Neal Sawyer had no idea what was in store for him at Saturday’s Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.
Lenexa-based insurance company hoping to move headquarters, 60 jobs to Shawnee
February 2, 2016
A Lenexa-based company is looking to move its headquarters and build a large facility in western Shawnee that will bring 60 new jobs to the city.
Visit Shawnee replaces Convention and Tourism Bureau in rebranding strategy
February 1, 2016
The city of Shawnee and the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce are rebranding the city’s Convention and Tourism Bureau as Visit Shawnee and appointed some new faces to it advisory committee.
Longtime cook from Vietnam opens new downtown Shawnee bar, grill
Betty C’s a tribute to lost daughter
January 31, 2016
Phuong “Kim” Rieke has been making her own homemade Vietnamese-inspired egg rolls for about 40 years.
All Chipotle stores to close part of Feb. 8 for food safety meetings
January 29, 2016
Chipotle says its stores will open several hours later than normal for one day next month so it can hold a meeting following a series of food scares.
No victory for Vantage: Apartment project proposal fails in final attempt before Shawnee council
January 25, 2016
The Vantage at Shawnee saga at City Hall ended Monday night as the City Council failed to pass the proposal for the $35 million apartment project.
Shawnee tax revenues spike with new pavement sales tax
January 25, 2016
During the second half of 2015, sales tax revenues in Shawnee were up about 30 percent over the previous year, and a majority of the money collected will be going directly to street maintenance in the city.
Frontage road closure to affect traffic near Shawnee Mission Parkway next week
January 23, 2016
The frontage road on the north side of Shawnee Mission Parkway at Flint Street will be temporarily closed Monday, Jan. 25, through Thursday, Jan. 28, for the installation of new water lines to serve the new McAlister’s Deli being constructed at the intersection.
Face to Face: Shawnee Chamber Board Chairman Tim Deves
January 19, 2016
This week, we chat with Tim Deves, who recently took over as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce.
Shawnee business incentive program lures Basehor freight company to city
January 18, 2016
A freight company from Basehor is moving to Shawnee and credits the Shawnee Entrepreneurial & Economic Development (SEED) forgivable loan program, among other things, for attracting them to the city.
Students learn much more than self-defense at Shugosha in Shawnee
January 13, 2016
Shugosha Contemporary Martial Science is teaching self-defense and much more at the Shawnee location.

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