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Terracon Consultants Inc. Appoints Two New C-Suit Positions

Posted April 22, 2024 Olathe-based engineering firm Terracon Consultants Inc. announced two new C-suite positions, adding a new chief legal and administrative officer. On Thursday, Terracon appointed Aaron Mann to the role of chief legal officer and will be responsible… more

Clay, Platte County Commissioners Asks Quinton Lucas to Withdraw Plan Allowing Migrants in KC

Posted April 22, 2024 Clay and Platte County’s presiding commissioners issued a joint letter to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, asking him to rescind his plan to allow migrants from New York into Kansas City for sanctuary. The joint statement… more

KC United Presents Gun Violence Reduction Action Plan Final Draft at Follow-Up Meeting

Posted April 22, 2024 Kansas City organizations and nonprofit leaders gathered at the second part of KC United for Safety to discuss the updated action plan to reduce gun violence. Last month, elected officials, law enforcement and community organizations attended… more

Mizzou Selects DLR Group to Lead $250M Stadium Renovation Project

Posted April 19, 2024 Overland Park-based architecture firm DLR Group has been selected to lead the University of Missouri’s $250 million Memorial Stadium renovation project. The University of Missouri Board of Curators on Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of the… more

Black & Veatch Appoints Chief People Officer to its Board of Directors

Posted April 18, 2024 Overland Park-based Black & Veatch announced it has appointed chief people officer, Andrea Bernica, to the company’s board of directors. “In my time with the company, I have been motivated and inspired by the dedication, talent… more

Fed Beige Book: Labor Market Rises, Loan Demand Remains Unchanged

Posted April 18, 2024 The Federal Reserve Board released the Beige Book for April, showing slight economic growth in the Tenth District while community and regional banking activity remained nearly unchanged. The Tenth District, or the Federal Reserve Bank of… more

ELIAS Animal Health Hires New Exec, Seeking $10M for Cancer Treatment

Posted April 17, 2024 Olathe-based ELIAS Animal Health announced it has appointed a new chief revenue officer ahead of the company’s plan to raise $10 million for a new treatment of bone cancer in dogs. ELIAS, a cancer therapeutics company… more

Kansas City, KS Breaks Top 30 Most Diverse Cities in U.S.

Posted April 17, 2024 An analysis from WalletHub.com lists Kansas City, Kansas as one of the top 30 most diverse cities in America. KCK ranked No. 26 on WalletHub’s Most Diverse Cities in the U.S. (2024), published April 15. The… more

H&R Block Leasing Eight Floors of its World HQ Building

Posted April 16, 2024 H&R Block Inc. is leasing eight floors of its world headquarters in the Power & Light District. H&R Block listed full floors three through 10 at 1301 Main St., equalling 243,848 square feet of available space.… more

Raymore Approves $3.7M Settlement, Blocks Landfill Bordering KC

Posted April 16, 2024 The Raymore City Council unanimously approved a $3.73 million settlement Monday that would stop a proposed landfill and acquire land from the developer. The settlement includes paying developer, KC Recycle & Waste Solutions, $3.73 million to… more