Bank Midwest Names Charlie Koch as New President

Posted May 23, 2024 Bank Midwest, a division of NBH Bank, announced the appointment of Charlie Koch as its new president, effective June 15, 2024. Koch succeeds Nicole Van Denabeele, who joined NBH Bank in 2018 as chief accounting officer… more

Ascension Meetings Restores Connection to Vendors Following Cyberattack

Posted May 22, 2024 St. Louis-based Ascension has begun hosting meetings with its partners and vendors to restore their connection to the network following a ransomware attack earlier this month. On May 8, Ascension detected unusual activity on its network… more

HCA Midwest Health Promotes New CEO for Lee’s Summit Medical Center

Posted May 22, 2024 HCA Midwest Health has appointed Gabe Clements as CEO of the Lee's Summit Medical Center. Prior to his new role, Clements served as COO of Lee’s Summits Medical Center for four years beginning in 2020. [caption… more

CoxHealth Finds New Partnership to Expand Pediatric Care to Southwest MO

Posted May 22, 2024 Springfield-based CoxHealth and St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) will be entering into a new partnership with the intent to expand pediatric care in the southwest Missouri region. CoxHealth has signed a letter of intent and will… more

Evergy to Add More Wind, Solar Generation to Meet Electricity Needs

Posted May 21, 2024 Kansas City-based Evergy is expecting to increase electricity generation by 1,900 additional megawatts as part of its 2024 resource plan, citing economic growth and higher demand for electricity needs for the approach. Evergy filed its 2024… more

Platte County Approves Two Ballot Questions for Detention Center Expansion

Posted May 21, 2024 Platte County Commissioners have unanimously approved two questions regarding an $85 million jail renovation and expansion, which residents will vote on in the upcoming August 6 ballot. Platte County Commissioners voted to approve the two ballot… more

Historic Weld Wheel Building Demolished for West Bottoms Redevelopment

Posted May 21, 2024 The Weld Wheel Building, located in the West Bottoms was demolished on Sunday as part of a $526.7 million redevelopment project. The demolition took place just after 7 a.m. on Sunday. The building was outfitted with… more

CJ Logistics Opening Cold-Storage Facility in New Century, Kansas

Posted May 20, 2024 Des Plaines, Illinois-based CJ Logistics will open a new cold storage warehouse in Kansas that is projected to open in 2025. CJ Logistics America will open a new 291,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in New Century, Kansas,… more

Region Economy Survey Shows Dwindling Farmland Prices

Posted May 20, 2024 Creighton University released its Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) report for April, showing a dip into negative territory for the ninth month in a row. The region’s overall reading for May fell to 44.2 from 45.8 in… more

UMKC Enters Partnership with U.S. Cyber Command

Posted May 20, 2024 The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced it has entered into a partnership with the United States Cyber Command, the first university in the country to do so. The two entities entered into a Cooperative Research and… more