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Wizard of Oz to come to Wyandotte County

By Murrel Bland Wyandotte County will become the “Summer of Oz” the first week in August. That was the announcement that Bridgette Jobe made during the annual tourism celebration of the Convention and Tourism Bureau Wednesday, May 2 at Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas. Jobe, who is Executive Director of the Kansas City, Kansas, Convention [...]

Congressman favors tax reduction

By Murrel Bland Regardless of what anyone may feel about President Donald Trump, his economic policies are working. That was the message from U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Third Dist.) who spoke Friday, April 22 at Children’s Mercy Park at the monthly meeting of the Congressional Forum. The Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors [...]

KU has financial impact on region’s economy

By Murrel Bland The University of Kansas has an annual budget of about $1.2 billion and an enrollment  of 28, 447 on five campuses. It has a substantial impact on the Kansas City region’s economy. That was the message that Dr. Douglas Girod, the KU Chancellor, delivered Wednesday, April 4 at the Annual Meeting of [...]

Business West Bulletin – Mid April 2018

Mayor to speak at Membership Meeting Mayor David Alvey will be the keynote speaker at the spring Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the West Wyandotte Library Auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St. The cost will be $25 a person and will include lunch. A reservation form is attached. Mayor Alvey, who was [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Bulletins|

Business West Bulletin – Late March 2018

Mayor to speak at Membership Meeting Mayor David Alvey will be the keynote speaker at the spring Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the West Wyandotte Library Auditorium, 1737 N. 82nd St. The cost will be $25 a person and will include lunch. A reservation form is attached. Mayor Alvey, who was [...]

By |March 25th, 2018|Bulletins|

Improving economy calls for change in monetary policy

By Murrel Bland As economic times continue to improve, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System will be increasing interest rates and selling securities that it purchased during the recent recession. That was the message that Esther George delivered when she spoke to the Congressional Forum at a luncheon of the Congressional Forum [...]

Kansas National Guard has long history in state

By Murrel Bland The Kansas National Guard can trace its roots back to about 1855 when the militia was representing free state advocates. During the Civil War, which lasted from 1861 until 1865, about 4,000 of these Kansas soldiers served with union forces. Since then, National Guard personnel, including those from Kansas, have been represented [...]

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