Leisure and Hospitality

Kansas City Connects to the Katy Trail

This coming Saturday, December 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a ribbon, opening a new walking/cycling trail that connects Kansas City with the famous Katy Trail. Cyclists and walkers will now have walkers an uninterrupted path of almost 300… more

Paragon Star Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit

This morning, after months of planning and approvals, the recreation, entertainment and soccer complex project known as Paragon Star broke ground at the intersection of I-470 and View High Drive in Lee’s Summit. The 130-acre, $400-plus million development has been… 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

Garmin sets $200 million Olathe expansion

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the groundbreaking on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kan., campus. The campus expansion is designed to position the technology company as a leading innovator well… more

Boulevard exec to lead parent company

Boulevard Brewing Co. executive Jeff Krum has been named to head Duvel Moortgat USA, the parent company of Boulevard and York-based Brewery Ommegang. Former President Simon Thorpe will say on as an adviser through the end of this month. [caption… more

Entrepreneur buys stake in Cleveland Indians

Kansas City entrepreneur John Sherman has become a minority owner and vice chairman of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. Sherman joins the Dolan family, who will retain the majority ownership they have had since 2000. Financial details of… more

Eight Groups Pick KC for Conventions

Visit KC, the region’s leading hospitality and tourism organization, has announced nine major convention bookings by eight groups for future years. The groups represent the sports, religious, education, multi-cultural and multi-level marketing segments. Together, the meetings will inject a estimated… more

Hallmark in Card-Licensing Deal with CMA

Kansas City, Mo.-based Hallmark Cards has announced a new licensing agreement with the Country Music Association that will bring music from some of the most popular country artists into the greeting card aisle. With this contract, Hallmark will leverage the… more

Sub-Boffo Offerings Sink AMC Earnings

Leawood-based movie theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings reported disappointing results for the second quarter ended June 30, blaming a dearth of blockbusters for drops in admission and food and beverage revenue. In the fall of 2012, AMC was acquired by… more