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Business West Bulletin – Late March 2019

Business West to sponsor meeting about U.S. Census Dr. Alan organ, who taught at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, will be the featured speaker at a quarterly membership meeting of Business West at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 in the Community Room of Country Club Bank, 11006 Parallel Pkwy. Dr. Organ is a [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|News|

Business West Bulletin – Mid November 2018

Business West to sponsor digital marketing seminar Business West will sponsor a digital marketing seminar that will show how digital media can complement traditional media. A panel of experts will tell how you can tell the story about your market or service and increase results. The panelist swill include Melissa Bynum, Melkat Creative Services; Jon [...]

By |November 18th, 2018|News|

Business West Bulletin – November 2015

State Avenue Committee to hold Annual meeting Business West, in cooperation with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Kansas, Community College, will sponsor the Annual Meeting of the State Avenue Corridor Planning and Marketing Committee at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the Technical Education Center of the [...]

By |November 15th, 2015|Bulletins, News|

Changes seen on Minnesota Avenue

        I was recently downtown and noticed that construction workers are busy at the intersection of Seventh Street and Minnesota Avenue. They are preparing the streets for the new bus terminal for the Area Transportation Authority.         The workers are removing some of the last elements of what was the Center City Mall. [...]

New commander takes over West Patrol

        There is a new boss at the West Patrol Police Station. He is Maj. John Cosgrove, a veteran officer who has served in Kansas City, Kan., since 1984.         Maj. Cosgrove, who lives with his wife Kerry and two daughters in the Piper community, said he is pleased with his new position. [...]

Google impact hard to measure

         I was talking  recently with a prominent community leader and he summed up the Google situation.          “We don’t know what the answers are. We don’t even know what the questions are,” the leader said.          More than 1,000 people gathered at noon Wednesday, March 30 in the Wyandotte High School [...]

Looking at high-speed Internet

            About a year and one-half ago, I attended a news conference in the auditorium at Wyandotte High School for what was touted as a very major announcement. The content was a very closely guarded secret.             I only could imagine that this announcement was akin to the second coming of [...]

Market-rate apartments welcomed

     The recent announcement that market-rate apartments with 228-units near 130th Street and State Avenue is good news. West Wyandotte County must have adequate housing for the employees that are and will come to the community during the next several years.      Business West is also encouraged with the market-rate apartment development that is planned [...]

Looking at public school finance

     When I attended the Kansas City, Kansas, School Board meeting recently at the district office, there was considerable discussion about the 2012-2013 budget. I couldn’t help but recall may days in a one-room rural school and its budget.      As I remember the annual budget (for nine months) was about $5,000. Most of that [...]

Mayor favors incentives for residential developers

        Mayor Joe Reardon recently spoke to the membership of Business West at the organization’s summer membership meeting. One of the highlights of his presentation was the proposal that the Unified Government waive its building fees through 2013 in an effort to jump start residential development.       There is no question whether or not [...]

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