Business

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce beginning Belong campaign
July 29, 2015
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its second annual Belong campaign in August in an effort to raise at least 50 new members.
Java Jive opens in western Shawnee, offers much more than just coffee
July 29, 2015
The name Java Jive might inspire a multitude of thoughts about coffee and espresso, but there’s much more to this new Shawnee business.
Council approves 2015, 2016 budgets
July 28, 2015
The city of Shawnee is looking at finishing out 2015 and starting 2016 with a growing tax base that is recovering from the national recession, with debt levels in the city decreasing and a reserve fund above expectations.
Chipotle to open second location in western Shawnee
July 28, 2015
Chipotle is opening it’s second Shawnee location in the space formerly occupied by Moe’s Southwest Grill.
McAlister’s Deli to build Shawnee Mission Parkway location
July 27, 2015
McAlister’s Deli and possibly another restaurant are moving onto the land now occupied by Arrow Rents, which will be combining with another store to open a party rental location in Lenexa.
Nallia School of Dance opening new studio, closing downtown location
July 22, 2015
Nallia School of Dance is moving from its Nieman Road location to central Shawnee between Chili’s restaurant and Home Depot.
Senior softball tournament brings competition, tourism
July 20, 2015
The Senior Softball Midwest Championship is not only a good thing for senior ball players, but also for the city of Shawnee as it serves as one of the biggest tourism events in the city.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
Blind Box BBQ brings new barbecue concept to Shawnee
July 15, 2015
Like all good barbecue, opening new restaurant takes a lot of time, patience and hard work. Joe Tulipana knows this, and he is putting everything he can into his first restaurant venture in Blind Box BBQ, 13214 W. 62nd Terrace, in the Millcreek Shopping Center.
Shawnee businesses recognized for investments, community contributions
July 13, 2015
11 businesses were honored at the annual Shawnee Economic Development Council Business Appreciation luncheon.
ArtsFuse startup aims to make art more accessible
July 8, 2015
The three founders of a local startup brainstormed a simple question a little over a year ago: How they could infuse more art into people’s daily lives?
Firehouse Subs donates to area fire departments
July 3, 2015
Firehouse Subs and the restaurant’s Public Safety Foundation donated more than $50,000 worth of equipment and grants to the Shawnee Fire Department, Edwardsville Fire Department, Johnson County Fire District and the Franklin County EMS.
Shawnee Economic Development Council to honor area businesses on July 8
July 2, 2015
The Shawnee Economic Development Council will present 11 awards to area businesses during the annual Business Appreciation Luncheon on July 8 at Shawnee Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive.
Device Shop brings entrepreneurial spirit to Shawnee
July 1, 2015
Concealed within the Device Shop in Shawnee, some incredible things are being made.
State’s cigarette tax to affect local Shawnee businesses
June 29, 2015
The implementation of an additional 50 cent tax on cigarettes on July 1 has Lucky Lakhani nervous for the future of his young business in Shawnee.

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