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Compass Minerals’ Fran Malecha Steps Down as CEO

Compass Minerals, one of the largest public companies headquartered in the Kansas City region, announced today CEO Fran Malecha was leaving the company after five years at the helm, effective immediately. The company's board appointed lead independent director Dick Grant… more

Construction to Begin on Downtown YMCA

The 92-year-old Lyric Theatre building on Central St. will finally begin gaining fresh life this week. The building will be redeveloped into a new $35 million Downtown YMCA, and the construction kickoff is set for tomorrow. With the name Kirk… more

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Conducts Study on Black Women Business Startups

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has released a report on black women business startups. According to the report, it is crucial to study this group of business owners because the number of businesses owned by black women in… more

The Most Effective Ways for Kansas Citians to Support Communities Affected by Wildfires

The West Coast wildfire coverage has been hard to miss.The photos and videos of the raging flames offer just a slight idea of the tragedy that has struck Southern California. And by being at such a distance, it might feel… more

Charles Renner Offers Airport Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ART1VDB2STY&t=101s The partner from Husch Blackwell is helping to represent the city during the airport project, and in this video, he gives a detailed and exclusive update on the current status of the development process. more

Provista Names DEG Its Digital Agency of Record

In terms of partnerships, DEG and Provista just got a more serious. Provista, a Texas-based health care and hospitality supply chain management company, named DEG of Overland Park its Digital Agency of Record. But this is not the first time… more

ChowNow to Open Office in KC Area, Add 100 Jobs to the Region

A Los Angeles-based company has jumped on the Midwestern bandwagon. ChowNow announced today it will open a new office in the Kansas City area and will add 100 jobs to the region. Kansas City beat out other highly competitive markets… more

UCM Appoints Roger Best Permanent President of the University

On trend with another regional university, the University of Central Missouri has named its interim president Roger Best permanent president for the university. This news comes a week after Park University appointed its interim provost, Michelle Myers, permanent provost. “I… more

Garmin Has Been Named One of the Most Reputable Tech Companies

Garmin’s good rap as a technology company isn’t going unnoticed by consumers.  The Reputation Institute released rankings today for the most reputable tech companies, and the Olathe-based tech giant slid in at number three on the list, which comes as… more

Sprint Talks Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is back in the headlines with the Supreme Court's announcement this week that it would not hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision upholding Obama-era net-neutrality rules. Noting that the FCC had already reversed regulatory course, the… more