Leisure and Hospitality


Symphony Starts Final Push to Campaign Goal

With a string quartet's flawless rendition of Mendelssohn as punctuation, the Kansas City Symphony today made the civic case for artistic and cultural excellence in the region, announcing a final phase of its $55 million Masterpiece Endowment Campaign. This public… more

AMC Increases Its Global Footprint

AMC Theatres, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is now the world’s largest theatre exhibitor, having completed its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas. The deal, reported by AMC at approximately $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Carmike debt, puts AMC in control of… more

Downtown Convention Center Hotel Gains Momentum

At the end of a day that saw a major step forward for his team, Mike Burke, of KC Hotel Developers LLC, spoke with Ingram’s about plans for his group's Hyatt convention center hotel project, which received an important city agency… more

Missouri Sets New Tourism Records

Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Missouri set new tourism records during the 2016 fiscal year (FY16). Citing an annual report compiled by Tourism Economics, he said Missouri welcomed 41.7 million visitors in FY16, a 3.2 percent increase from… more

Kansas City Connects to the Katy Trail

This coming Saturday, December 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a ribbon, opening a new walking/cycling trail that connects Kansas City with the famous Katy Trail. Cyclists and walkers will now have walkers an uninterrupted path of almost 300… more

Paragon Star Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit

This morning, after months of planning and approvals, the recreation, entertainment and soccer complex project known as Paragon Star broke ground at the intersection of I-470 and View High Drive in Lee’s Summit. The 130-acre, $400-plus million development has been… more

Mentors Invest Time in the Future of KC Business

It’s a big day for entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Ivy League Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business winds up its Minority Business Entrepreneurs program here in town and Techweek Kansas City continues spotlighting the local tech community, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

Garmin sets $200 million Olathe expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the groundbreaking on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kan., campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company as a leading innovator well… more

Boulevard exec to lead parent company

Boulevard Brewing Co. executive Jeff Krum has been named to head Duvel Moortgat USA, the parent company of Boulevard and York-based Brewery Ommegang. Former President Simon Thorpe will say on as an adviser through the end of this month. [caption… more