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Jolie Justus Reenters Mayoral Race

Jolie Justus will rejoin the 2019 race for Kansas City mayor. Justus, who is a 4th District Kansas City Council member and former Missouri state senator, left the race when political front-runner Jason Kander announced his intention to run. However,… more

UMB Recognized for Its Commitment to the Arts

The Business Committee for the Arts, a sect of the Americans for the Arts, honors 10 businesses annually for their extraordinary commitment to the arts by awarding the BCA 10 Awards, and this year, UMB Financial has been selected as… more

Report: Hill’s Pet Nutrition Mentioned as Top Vendor in the Global Prescription Pet Food Market

The Midwest is home to a slew of notable headquarters spanning various sectors. Kansas City alone claims JE Dunn, Burns & McDonnell, Dairy Farmers of America and AMC, just to name a few. And right down the road in Kansas’… more

UMB Turns to Rine After Hagedorn’s Departure

The parent of UMB Bank needed less than a week to identify its next leader following the unexpected resignation of Mike Hagedorn as CEO a week ago. UMB Financial Corp. has elevated veteran banker Jim Rine to that role, effective… more

MU Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

It was a day to remember in Tiger Town. Yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that George Smith, MU Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, had won the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry. He is the first… more

Gateway Village Forging Ahead

The $400 million Gateway Sports Village project in Grandview is pushing ahead, with plans for site work in place and sales/leasing activity picking up, developers say. The trio of Deron Cherry, Greg Cotton and Shane Hackett announced today that they… more

Kander Exits KC Mayoral Race

Jason Kander, a rising Democratic Party star who surprised pundits nationwide last summer by launching his campaign for Kansas City mayor, announced today that he had ended that campaign to seek treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A veteran… more

Report: KC Among Top Metro Areas for Clean-Energy Jobs

According to a new report, the Kansas City metro area is helping drive clean-energy job growth. Environmental Entrepreneurs ranked KC No. 33 on a list of the top 50 metro areas for clean-energy jobs. Whether it’s manufacturing Energy Star appliances… more

Dairy Farmers of America Will Test Blockchain Technology

With an attempt to increase transparency in the food supply chain and better connect farmer owners with customers, Dairy Farmers of America will test blockchain technology by partnering with the food tech startup, ripe.io. David Darr, DFA vice president of… more

A Different Spin on ‘Late Night’ at KU Health System

Yes, it started just after midnight, and "KU" was part of the host institution's title, but this celebration had nothing to do with college basketball: At 12:01 a.m. today, the University of Kansas Health System celebrated 20 years--to the minute--its birth… more