Business West co-sponsors Candidates Forum

Business West, along with the Kansas City, Kansas, Community College, co-sponsored a Candidates Forum Monday night, Oct. 19 at the College. Candidates will be on the Wyandotte County General Election ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8. Those who participated ?included? Steve Hohe,? Libertarian challenger for U.S. Representative, Third District; Kathy Wolfe Moore, Democratic incumbent for State Representative, 36th District; Kevin Braun, Republican challenger for State Representative, 36th District.; Steve Fitzgerald, Republican incumbent, State Senate, Fifth District; Bill Hutton, Democratic challenger, State Senate, Fifth District;? Pat Pettey, Democratic incumbent, State Senate, Sixth District; and ?Jason Conley, Libertarian challenger, State Senate, Sixth District. The forum was taped for replay on the Colleges public access Channel 17 on the Time Warner system. The replay schedule will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3; Friday, Nov. 4; Saturday, Nov. 5; and Sunday, Nov. 6.

Business West supports school bond issue

The Board of Directors of Business West, in a unanimous decision, urged voters to approve the bond issue which will pay for improvements in the Kansas City, Kansas School District. The $235 million proposal would not cause a tax increase. Forty -three percent of the issue would be funded by the State of Kansas.

Police Department to conduct robbery prevention seminar

The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department will sponsor a robbery prevention seminar at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Unified Governments Neighborhood Resource Center, 4953 State Ave. The sessions will be of interest for business owners and managers and area residents. For reservations, email

Business After Hours set Nov. 10

BHC Rhodes Engineering and Surveying will host a Business After Hours activity from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at 712 State Ave. The firm recently moved to its new location that formerly was a grocery store. The Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce is in charge of arrangements.

Winery holds going out of business sale

The Wine Barn and Vineyard, 2850 N. 119th St., in the Piper community, has announced it is going out of business. It failed to get a special use permit earlier this year for outdoor live entertainment?something that its owners said was necessary to operate profitably. The Unified Commission and the Planning Commission rejected the permit. Tasting room hours will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Wines available include apple pear, Edelweiss, racing adventure, 3 sisters, holiday wine, bees knees, Louise Swenson, traminette, Red Friday, double play, Norton, Chambourcin, Cat Daddy and Noiret. For more information, telephone 913-721-5577.

Deadline approaches for 2016 issue of Looking West

The deadline for advertising space reservations in the 2016 edition of Looking West will be Friday, Nov. 18. See the attachment for a rate schedule.

Members always welcome

All ?Business West members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Business West Board of Directors. 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 more information, telephone 913-766-4300 or 913-406-6266 (cell) or email