Mariner Sells Tortoise Unit

Tortoise Investments, one of the region's largest wealth-management institutions and a subsidiary of Mariner Holdings, is being acquired by a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, Lovell Minnick Partners, and members of the Tortoise management team, the firm announced this morning. … more

Great Plains Announces Post-Merger Leadership Team

Confident that their acquisition of Westar Energy, Inc. will be completed on schedule in spring 2017, Great Plains Energy (NYSE: GXP) announced today the leadership that will be in charge when Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and Westar have… more

Survey Says Midwest Economy Continues to Lag

Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for a nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, declined for the month of October. The overall index came in at 43.8—down from 45.5 in September and the fourth straight month it has… more

Ferrell Takes the CEO Reins at Ferrellgas

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. has announced that that James E. Ferrell, company founder and board chairman, is now the interim president and CEO of Ferrellgas. Ferrell succeeds Stephen Wambold, who has stepped down from those roles, as well as from his… more

Shareholders Back Westar Sale to Great Plains

    Two of the biggest public companies in the Kansas City region area are poised to become one considerably larger organization: Shareholders of Topeka-based Westar Energy have agreed to sell the company to Great Plains Energy, parent of Kansas City… more

$3 Million in Energy Loans for Public Entities

Five public schools, five city governments, one university, and one public hospital are being awarded nearly $3 million in low-interest loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Energy Division. The funded projects—expected… 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

Judge to Hear Public Testimony on Streetcar Expansion

This Thursday, September 15th, the Circuit Court of Jackson County will hear public testimony on whether or not to allow a new Transportation Development District for expansion of the streetcar line. Testimony will be heard in the courtroom of Judge… more

Company’s Health Is Good for All, Says Missouri Chamber

Reacting to a new study on the statewide economic effect of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), a Phoenix-based recycling and waste disposal company, the CEO of Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Daniel P. Mehan said, "Republic Services is an industry leader, and… more

Nearly $9 Million in Federal Grant Money for KC Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) $8,986,350 in grant money for the purchase of new buses. President & CEO of KCATA, Robbie Makinen said, "This is a very… more