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 elected to his first term last fall, has deep roots in Wyandotte County. He was born and was raised in Wyandotte County; his great-grandfather, John Gibbs, settled in what was then Shawnee Township in 1869; Gibbs established the first school in the Oak Grove community. Mayor Alvey served on the Board of Public Utilities and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Before becoming mayor, he was assistant principal for faculty formation at Rockhurst High School, Kansas City, Mo.  He and his wife Ann Marie are the parents of four daughters and one son.

College Board of Trustees hires new President
The Kansas City, Kansas, Community College Trustees, met briefly Wednesday, April 11, voted 7-0 to hire Dr. Greg Mosier as the new President of the college. Dr. Mosier comes from Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College where he is Executive Vice President. He was a vice president at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee., and a dean at Moberly (Mo.) Area Community College. He was chosen from three finalists.

BHC Rhodes tells of promotions
BHC Rhodes, an engineering and surveying firm, has announced that Randy Gorton, a 16-year veteran with the company, has been promoted to public works service group leader. Mark Sherfy was promoted to vice president and becomes the development services group leader. The agency has offices in Kansas City, Kansas, and Overland Park.

Luxury retailer opens
Kate Spade, a luxury retailer, recently opened a store in the Legends Outlet. This is the retailer’s only outlet store in the Kansas City Area,

Shepherd’s Center plans annual sale
The Shepherd’s Center of Kansas City, Kansas, will sponsor its annual “Book and Bric-a-Brac Sale” from 8 a.m. until to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 at the First Baptist Church of Turner, 701 S. 55th St. Donations will be accepted at the church starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 10. Magazines and clothes will not be accepted. Breakfast will be served Saturday morning. Telephone 913-281-8908 for more information or to be a volunteer worker.

Bank helps fight scams
The Bank of Labor  (formerly Brotherhood Bank & Trust) has launched a program for residents at the Kansas City Transitional Care Center that will help older adults become aware of scams in cooperation with Senior Crimestoppers. Sandra Olivas, a bank vice president, said the Bank of Labor is committed to protecting people against financial losses and heartache.

College to hold job fair
Kansas City, Kansas, Community College, will sponsor a job fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the school’s field house, 7250 State Ave. About 80 employers are expected; the event is free and open to the public. For more information, telephone 913-288-7880.

Members always welcome
All Business West members are always welcome to attend the monthly board meetings of Business West. The board meets at 12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at The Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, 8123 Parallel Pkwy., in the Arrowhead Center.

For questions or comments, telephone 913-766-4300 or 913-406-6266 (cell) or email murrel@mcbconsultinginc.com.