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Legal Industry Outlook Report

Important Distinctions The nuances of mediation and arbitration, by now, are part of the DNA of those around the table, but there are, for the layman, important distinctions between these two tools for resolving disputes without the cost of litigation… more

It Might Be Time to Review Your Benefit Plan

You’ve launched your business and are now ready to start building your staff, or perhaps your business has taken off and it’s time to start hiring in chunks. In either case, before you start interviewing, you may want to think… more

Burns & McDonnell Makes Rare Acquisition

Employee-owned Burns & McDonnell has been a model of organic growth in recent years, but its next step forward is coming through the acquistion of a Wisconsin-based industrial contractor, AZCO, Inc. The two companies have collaborated on projects for decades,… more

Spencer Fane Increases Attorney Presence in Denver

Kansas City’s Spencer Fane LLP announced today that it is bringing 30 attorneys on board by welcoming Denver’s 70-year-old Berenbaum Weinshienk law firm as part of the extended Spencer Fane team. The combination more than doubles the Spencer Fane attorney… more

Company with Overland Park Presence Being Sold

Penton, a New York-based information services company with offices in Overland Park is to be acquired by the business intelligence company Informa. Penton is being sold by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. for $1.56 billion.   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

Survey Cites the Effect of Cash Flow on Business Growth

It may sound obvious but apparently, businesses around the world would be in better shape if everybody paid their bills on time. According to Colin Sharp, senior vice president at a company called C2FO, “There is a significant opportunity for… more

Terracon continues growing with acquisitions

Olathe, Kan.-based Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical and materials services, this week announced the acquisition of two companies on opposite ends of the country. Terracon said it had acquired Mayes Testing Engineers of Lynnwood, Wash., retaining all… more

BNIM Staying Downtown; Leases Space in Crown Center

BNIM will Move Headquarters to Crown Center    BNIM announced this morning that it would keep its headquarters in Downtowh Kansas City by leasing nearly 20,000 square feet in the Crown Center office complex, anticipating a move into that space… more