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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

Husch Blackwell Completes Merger With Milwaukee Firm

The nation's largest law-firm merger of the year is now a done deal, with the announcment today that Husch Blackwell and Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek had finalized the agreement announced in April. The new entity began operations on Friday, and… more

Madeleine McDonough to Take Reins at Shook

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, which has more lawyers in Kansas City than any other regional firm, announced today that Madeleine McDounough would succeed John Murphy as chairman of the 127-year-old firm, starting Jan. 1, 2017.  McDonough, a litigator who joined… more