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Details told about seeking new battery plant

There were a couple of basic reasons why Panasonic chose to build a new electric vehicle battery plant in Johnson County. That was the message that David Toland had for members of the Congressional Forum Friday, Sept. 16. The Forum is a division of the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce that meets monthly [...]

Business West Bulletin – Late September 2022

Business West to hold Annual Meeting Business West will hold its 37 th Annual Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Rowe Ridge Vineyard and Winery, 11255 Leavenworth Rd. The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Officers and directors will be elected. Those who are running for the State Representative [...]

By |September 19th, 2022|Bulletins, News|

Business West Bulletin – 08-25-22 West Patrol

Police officer warns about financial fraud When Jason Vaughn became the detective assigned to financial crimes for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, he had a backlog of about nine months of cases. As of late August, that caseload has been reduced to about 1.5 months. Vaughn spoke to members of the West Patrol Police [...]

By |August 30th, 2022|Bulletins, News|

Business West Bulletin -Mid-August 2022

College budget chosen for Membership Meeting topic Pat Brune, the vice-chairperson of the Kansas City, Kansas, Community College Trustees, will be the featured speaker at the Business West Membership Meeting at noon Wednesday, Aug.17 in the Board Room at The Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Pkwy. Pat retired after serving in the Federal [...]

By |August 12th, 2022|Bulletins, News|

Business West Bulletin – Mid-July 2022

Unified Commissioner to speak at Membership Meeting Melissa Bynum, the At-Large Unified Commissioner from the First District, will be the featured speaker at the monthly luncheon meeting of Business West at noon Wednesday, July 20 at the offices of Real Living KC Realty, 2100 Hutton Rd. Melissa, who was first elected to the Unified Commission [...]

By |July 19th, 2022|Bulletins|

Senator comments on various issues

07-1522 Marshall The way Roger Marshall sees it, there are three main issues facing Americans today. They are inflation, inflation and inflation. That was the message the junior U.S. Senator from Great Bend delivered to members of the Congressional Forum who met Friday, July 15 at Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake. The Forum is [...]

Business West Bulletin – 06-23-22 West Patrol

Neighborhood watch leaders hear about human trafficking David Hopkins needs help. Hopkins, a detective with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, made the plea for assistance at a meeting of the West Patrol Advisory Committee Thursday, June 23. Hopkins is assigned to human trafficking crimes; he made a plea to about a dozen leaders of [...]

By |June 30th, 2022|Bulletins, News|

Mike Murray remembered

Mike Murray was concerned about small business. That was obvious when he was President of Business West in 1990. That year Mike and Business West hosted a luncheon of commercial Realtors from Greater Kansas City at The Woodlands. Mike made it very clear to those who attended that there were considerable development opportunities in Western [...]

By |June 22nd, 2022|Bulletins, News|

Business West Bulletin – Late April 2022

Katie Maderak remembered Katie Maderak always greeted you with a smile. I was saddened late last week when Katie’s daughter, Joan Maderak Meyers, telephoned to tell me of her mother’s death. Catherine Ann (Katie) Clark Maderak was 93 years old and died after about a two-week illness. Katie and her lifetime husband Joe were married [...]

By |April 29th, 2022|Bulletins|

First State Bank & Trust

These professional bankers at First State Bank & Trust, 10900 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas, are ready to serve you. They are (left to right) Samantha White, loan assistant; Chad Oehlert, mortgage banker; Kim Singleton, vice president and bank manager; Mariah Stover and Evan Isabell; customer service representatives; Paula Eveland, personal banker; and Paul Bush, [...]

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