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First Class of Ingram’s 250 Celebrates

An all-star cast of executive leadership in the Kansas City region turned out Thursday night as Ingram's magazine paid tribute to the inaugural Ingram' 250, recognizing the most powerful and influential business leaders in the Kansas City region. Among them… more

Bonner Springs Steel Firm Acquired

    Southwest Steel Fabrication, the longest-operating steel fabricator in the Kansas City region, has a new owner: A local private equity firm, Four Pillars Investors, announced Friday morning that it had acquired the Bonner Springs company.     In a… more

Colliers Exec: ‘Expansion, not recovery’

In the 7  1/2 years since June 2009, the official end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has struggled to maintain some sense of recovery, scratching out small gains in GDP most every quarter. Well, mission accomplished, says Andew… more

Ottensmeyer Tabbed for Bilateral Talks

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to… more

Four Joining UMKC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

      The Henry W. Block School of Management at UMKC today announced that four local entrepreneurs, including the legendary barbecue master Ollie Gates, were being inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.       A news release from UMKC said Gates… more

Missouri Marijuana Petitions Advance

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced this morning that a pair of initiative petitions seeking to legalize marijuana sales and use in Missouri had met state standards for circulation. The measures, if approved by voters in 2018, would amend the… more

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

Sprint Reverses Trend With Job-Creation Pledge

Overland Park-based Sprint today announced that it would commit to creating or bringing back to America 5,000 jobs by the end of its 2017 fiscal year. In a news release issued late this afternoon, the company said it expects those… 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