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Lathrop Gage Grows in Merger, Updates Brand

Lathrop Gage, the Kansas City area's fourth-largest law firm, is merging with Minneapolis-based Gray Plant Mooty, the firms announced Thursday morning. In a news release, officials said the move would bolster the national presence of both firms and give Lathrop…

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Team Drive-Away Has a New Private-Equity Owner

Olathe-base Team Drive-Away, a commercial vehicle logistics provider specializing in Class 8 truck drive-away delivery, was sold by one private-equity firm to another. The Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group acquired the company, which is number 97 in the Ingram's Corporate Report…

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Country Club Bank Snaps Up Olathe’s Bank of the Prairie

The Kansas City-area local bank mergers keep coming. Country Club Bank parent CCB Financial is purchasing Olathe-based Bank of the Prairie, in a deal expected to close during next year's second quarter. It's the latest in a string of deals…

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GM Strike Agreement Reached in Wake of Economic Setbacks

General Motors and the United Auto Workers have come to a tentative labor agreement that could end plant strikes around the country, including the General Motors Fairfax Assembly plant, in Kansas City, Kan., where workers have been picketing since mid…

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Mark Brandmeyer Close to Owning T-Bones

A day after the Kansas City T-Bones baseball team's ownership said it close to selling the franchise, a potential buyer has stepped in to make the purchase, pending government approval. A venture by Mark Brandmeyer, a partner at Built Interior…

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Hallmark Discontinues Home & Gifts Business

Hallmark is ending its Home & Gifts business line, and its activities are now being absorbed by the Hallmark Retail and Hallmark Greetings divisions in a transition expected to last through the end of the year. The 60 employees that…

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KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,…

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Mayor Lucas Chooses TIF Commission Nominees

Mayor Quinton Lucas has chosen six members and six alternates for the city's TIF (tax-increment finance) Commission who will decide which development projects do and don't get tax breaks over the next four years, if the nominees are approved by…

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Auditor: Visit KC Needs More Accountability

The City Auditor's Office has released a report saying that Visit KC, the city's economic development agency devoted to promoting tourism, is not reporting its…


Strata Office Tower Proposal Could Face City Council Today

The City Council could today vote on a long-planned Downtown office tower known as Strata, a 250,000-square-foot development at the southwest corner of 13th and…


DFA May Acquire Dean Foods Assets

Dairy Farmers of America, the largest private company by revenue based in the Kansas City area, might get bigger. The Kansas City, Kan.-based national cooperative…


Blue KC Considers Headquarters Move

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City might move its headquarters from its current location, at 2301 Main St. Renovation of the existing facility,…


Creative Planning Grows Overland Park Headquarters Campus

Wealth-management firm Creative Planning is set to break ground on its Overland Park headquarters-campus expansion. The company is adding 108,000 square feet to its footprint,…


Lenexa-Based Big-Data Firm Yotabites Bought

Lenexa-based Yotabites, a tech firm specializing in big-data management, has been acquired by digital-engineering company PK, which is based in Portland, Ore. "We're thrilled to…


Lockton Taps Company Veteran Clune as New CEO

Peter Clune will be the next chief executive officer of with Lockton, Inc., world's largest independently owned private insurance brokerage, starting in May. A 13-year…


Kansas' Biggest and Costliest Export? Its Talent.

Kansas is great at educating its young people and getting them prepared for the work force. But when they leave for other states, Kansas employers…


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Opinion

The Power and Importance of Relationships

Let’s connect a few dots, shall we? This issue of Ingram’s contains two seemingly disparate reports: One on the state…


Are There Enough Millennials to Go Around?

The luxury apartment buildings keep going up, but who is going to fill those units at the  rent levels we’re…