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Beauty Brands Files for Bankruptcy

In the era of Ulta and Sephora, the once salon and spa powerhouse Beauty Brands officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. The company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Hilco Merchant Resources for a sale of… more

KC Bier Co. Commemorates Year of Major Growth

Jazz, barbeque, and… beer? With Boulevard Brewing Company’s presence and the recent addition of KC Bier Co. to the market in 2014, Kansas City is well on its way to putting itself on the map as a famed home for… more

Mark Long Selected As President and CEO of Newmark Grubb Zimmer

For the first time in the company’s storied 70-year history, the board of directors of Newmark Grubb Zimmer has selected a non-family member to serve as president and CEO. It was announced this week that Mark Long will take the… more

Jason Wade Joins Spring Venture Group as Chief Financial Officer

Spring Venture Group, a name that has consistently fallen on Ingram's list of fast-growing companies, announced today that it is yet again expanding - this time in the C-Suite. Jason Wade is joining the ranks as chief financial officer in… more

Spencer Fane Continues Its National Growth

The new year is bringing additional national growth to one of Kansas City’s largest law firms. Spencer Fane LLP announced today that it is establishing a presence in both Minneapolis and Tampa. Donald Heeman, Jessica Nelson and Randi Winter will… more

Stormont Vail Health Names New Chief Medical Officer

On the heels of the announcement in September that Stormont Vail Health CEO Randy Peterson would retire this spring, another official has now moved up the ranks. Stormont Vail Health announced this week that Kevin Dishman will be promoted to senior vice… more

Associated Wholesale Grocers Adjusts Leadership

To improve supply performance and provide members with more retail-level support, service and solutions, Associated Wholesale Grocers, the cooperative food wholesaler and second largest company in Kansas City, has realigned its leadership. Below are the two most notable changes: Dan… more

Shawnee Mission Health is Now AdventHealth

Adventist Health System has officially changed its name to AdventHealth. With this name change, Shawnee Mission Hospital, one of the system’s 47 hospital campuses in nine states, was also rebranded. The change is not a result of a merger or… more

Raymond James to Open Kansas City Location

With each new year comes new businesses to the region, and already this week, Raymond James announced that it is expanding to Kansas City. Located on Walnut St. in Downtown Kansas City, Greg Vahrenberg will be the managing director of… more

Prime Digital Academy is Expanding to Kansas City

Three thousand tech jobs went unfilled in Kansas City during 2018 - In response to this apparent tech talent shortage, Prime Digital Academy is set to open its second campus in KC with the hope of “[bringing] more diverse talent… more