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Chamber of Commerce focuses on immigration issue

By Murrel Bland Monsignor Stuart Swetland was a Rhodes Scholar who studied economics at Oxford University in England during the 1980s. However, when commenting about immigration reform at a recent Legislative Committee meeting at the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce, he said he depends on his compassionate views as a Roman Catholic clergyman [...]

Consolidated government marks 20 years

By Murrel Bland The Unified Government recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the merger of city and county governments in Wyandotte County. A group of Unified Government officials along with community leaders marked the occasion with a dinner at the recently remodeled Memorial Hall. It was a “feel-good event” celebrating the merger and the accomplishments [...]

Proposed new Airport Terminal

By Murrel Bland In the 1950s, it became obvious that as air travel continued to grow, Municipal Airport in Kansas City, Mo., would soon outgrow its space. One of the proposed solutions was to combine Municipal with the nearby Fairfax Airport across the Missouri River. The opportunity was there to create a bi-city airport authority [...]

Development along Turner Diagonal

When a commercial real estate agent first approached Brent Miles of Northpoint Development about selling a tract of about 125 acres along the Turner Diagonal corridor, the answer was a flat no. Miles told that story Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the annual membership meeting of Business West at the Mary Ann Flunder Lodge by the [...]

Editor wants to connect with community

By Murrel Bland Colleen McCain Nelson said she came back to the Midwest because she missed the connection with the community. Nelson, who recently was named a vice president and the editorial page editor for The Kansas City Star, spoke at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Congressional Forum last Friday, Aug. 18 at Children’s [...]

Successful business needs vision, systems

To be a successful business, it is important to have a vision and build systems. That was the message of Aaron Brauch, a Lenexa business owner who was the keynote speaker at an all-day workshop Friday, Aug. 11 at Kansas City, Kansas, Community College. The 50 or so persons attending the workshop included those wanting [...]

Business West Bulletin – Mid August 2017

Business West to sponsor scholarship benefit for Community College at Schlitterbahn Business West, in cooperation with its nonprofit partner, Business West Endowment Foundation, will sponsor a benefit dinner and band concert from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Schlitterbahn Water Park, 9400 State Ave. Money raised from “The Legends of the Dotte” [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|Bulletins|

Business West Bulletin – Mid July 2017

Candidates’ Forum planned July 18, 19 at Community College Business West, in cooperation with Kansas City, Kansas, Community College, and other neighborhood business associations, will sponsor a Candidates’ Forum for the Primary Election Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 and 19 at Upper Jewell at the Community College. The election will be Tuesday, Aug. 1. Other [...]

By |July 15th, 2017|Bulletins|

County Administrator to present 2018 budget

County Administrator Doug Bach will present the proposed 2018 Unified Government budget when the Unified Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6 in the Commission Chamber at City Hall. Bach, who spoke at a membership meeting of Business West Wednesday, June 28 didn’t reveal what the dollar amount of the budget might be. However, [...]

Business West Bulletin – Late June 2017

County Administrator to speak at Business West Membership Meeting Doug Bach, the County Administrator for Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County, will be the featured speaker at the summer quarterly membership meeting of Business West at noon Wednesday, June 28 at the Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Pkwy. In the Arrowhead Center. He [...]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Bulletins|
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