Business

Winners announced at this year’s St. Pat’s Parade
March 17, 2022
Folks braved the weather Saturday for this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade. With temperatures in the mid-20s, Saturday didn’t exactly scream “almost spring.”
Their cups runneth over: Grounded Coffeehouse, steeped in faith with multiple plans to give back, opens this week
March 16, 2022
A little hustle and bustle filled Grounded Coffeehouse on Tuesday morning. The new Tonganoxie coffee shop opened its doors at 7 a.m. and behind the counter were the store’s new manager and four baristas. A fifth would be coming in for a shift in a few hours. It was still dark outside when the coffeehouse opened, but the creators of the new space hope it will be a beacon of light for the community — and perhaps a nice way to kick-start the day.
Grounded Coffeehouse to open this month in Tonganoxie
March 11, 2022
Local residents will be able to sit down for a cozy cup of joe starting this month. Grounded Coffeehouse will open soon and will have a grand opening March 26, per the shop’s Facebook page.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition receives national award for new expansion in Tonganoxie
March 3, 2022
Hill’s Pet Nutrition, which is building a new plant in Tonganoxie, recently received a Business Facilities 2021 Deal of the Year Impact Award alongside the Kansas Department of Commerce. The award is in the specialty manufacturing category for Hill’s expansion and investment in Tonganoxie. Gov. Laura Kelly commended all parties for facility.
Tonganoxie Business Association meeting is every Friday
February 16, 2022
Tonganoxie Business Association has resumed weekly meetings. TBA switched from weekly meetings to the first and third Fridays of each month, but the organization returned to weekly meeting frequency Friday.
Farmers market to return in May
February 2, 2022
The Tonganoxie Farmers Market will be back in May, according to the organization’s Facebook page.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings are every Friday
February 2, 2022
Tonganoxie Business Association has resumed weekly meetings. TBA switched from weekly meetings to the first and third Fridays of each month, but the organization returned to weekly meeting frequency Friday.
Free photos with Santa available at Magdalenas at the Depot
December 9, 2021
Magdalenas at the Depot is offering free photos with Santa from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Visitors can bring their cameras so their families can take pictures with Santa Claus at the business, 429 S. Main.
Schmooza Palooza business event coming in November to Tonganoxie
October 14, 2021
Schmooza Palooza will feature local businesses next month in Tonganoxie. The event, which is a business expo, will be 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie. Booth reservation information for businesses will be released soon.
Schmooza Palooza business event is next month in Tonganoxie
October 6, 2021
Schmooza Palooza will feature local businesses next month in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Business Association meeting is Friday at Village Venue
September 29, 2021
Tonganoxie Business Association’s next meeting will be 8 a.m. Friday at Village Venue, 528 E. Fourth St., next to Tonganoxie City Hall.
Tonganoxie Farmers Market available for a few more weeks
September 28, 2021
The Tonganoxie Farmers Market soon will be wrapping up its inaugural market season.
Tonganoxie City Council approves additional measures with Hill’s pet food plant project
August 4, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council approved an economic development exemption for the proposed Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., project at Tonganoxie Business Park as part of a short regular council meeting Monday at council chambers. The council held a public hearing for considering of an economic development exemption at the beginning of Monday’s meeting, per state statute.
Tonganoxie Business Park rezoning plans approved for Hill’s project
July 22, 2021
Tonganoxie City Council approved rezoning of two lots at Tonganoxie Business Park at its meeting Monday as plans for a $250 million Hill’s Pet Nutrition manufacturing site took another step forward. The ordinance called for rezoning of lots 4 and 6 from business park district to business park district with an amended preliminary development plan.
Tonganoxie approves agreement with Hill’s Pet Nutrition for plant at business park
01:32 p.m., June 21, 2021 Updated 10:39 a.m.
A $250 million pet food facility billed as Leavenworth County’s largest capital manufacturing investment gained initial approval Monday in Tonganoxie. The Hill’s Pet Nutrition plant is a proposed site of at least 300,000 square feet for manufacturing of wet pet food products.

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