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KU Health System Adding Topeka’s St. Francis

The University of Kansas Health System announced this morning that it would form a joint venture with Ardent Health Services to purchase Topeka's St. Francis Health Center from teh Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, The deal will allow the 378-bed… more

Ag Secretary’s Message: ‘Grow and Trade It’

On his first swing outside the Washington beltway since his confirmation as U.S. secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue brought a pro-growth message to more than 450 farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals from around the region Friday at a town hall… more

Alterra Bank Raising the First Business Banner

Alterra Bank, the region's top small business lender, announced this morning that it would become First Business Bank, effective June 1. That aligns the company with the branding of its parent, First Business Financial Services, and follows an announcement made… more

Builders Pay Tribute to Fallen Workers

Nearly 100 people, mostly from the construction sector, filled the conference room at the Builders Association's training center today in tribute to those who have died while on the job. The ceremony marking Workers Memorial Day--which coincides with the 1970… more

Dollar Tree to Build $110 Million Distribution Center in Warrensburg

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that discount retailer Dollar Tree would build a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, a projected valued at $110 million. With that, the Virginia-based company says it will create 375 jobs within three… more

Four Firms Merge into Wealth Manager Infinitas

The Kansas City area has a new player in wealth management, and it's a sizeable one: Four smaller firms have merged to create Overland Park-based Infinitas. With $1.47 billion in assets under management, the combined entity would have ranked in… more

With U.S. Driving, Global Economy Ticks Up

Politics continued to drive much of the news in March. On March 16, the Trump administration released an overview of their "skinny budget", which forecast large reductions for specific departments while planning increases for defense spending. Furthermore, Republican leaders introduced… more

Winning the Healthcare Cost Battle at the Margins

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, 20 percent of mem-bers drive 82 percent of medical and prescription healthcare costs. Lowering healthcare costs is a priority for employers and our nation. Putting focus on the small percentage of the population that drives… more

2017 Healthcare and Insurance Industry Outlook

Stability Proves Elusive in Healthcare Arena Ten days after the U.S. House of Representatives scrapped its first Trump-era attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, a score of health-care and insurance professionals gathered at the Kansas City offices of CBIZ for… more

40 Under Forty: The Class of 2017

On the Threshold of a Milestone 40 Under Forty Proves Its Durability With a 19th Class Next year at this time, 40 Under Forty will turn 20, and by that time, Ingram’s will have identified 800 of the Kansas City… more