Leisure and Hospitality

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

Fitness Products Bulk Up Garmin Earnings

Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN – News) on Wednesday announced results for the second quarter ended June 25, 2016, with growth in fitness and outdoor-sports products more than making up for continuing decline in its original auto-direction business. The company is… more

KCI Interim Upgrades on the Way Soon

Aviation Director Pat Klein told the City Council Airport Committee last week that upgrades to the passenger experience, including improved Wi-Fi service and better seating in the terminals, is on its way soon. Klein's announcement came a few weeks after… more

Spirit Adds KC-Orlando Service

Spirit Airlines announced Thursday that the carrier would begin daily nonstop flights between Kansas City International Airport and Orlando International Airport starting Nov. 10. Flights will be operated using Airbus A319 aircraft with 145 seats. “We’re pleased to see our… more