Business

Sideline Chic moves into downtown Bonner Springs
August 5, 2015
A growing business is staying true to its small town roots by moving to downtown Bonner Springs.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
60 years strong: Tonganoxie physician marks milestone
July 1, 2015
When Dr. Phil Stevens opened his office in Tonganoxie, the office came with a General Electric refrigerator. The fridge still is going strong — and so is Stevens. That was exactly 60 years ago to the day today. Stevens started his practice on July 1, 1955, in the office at 605 E. Fourth St.
It’s always a day of sweat treats in Tonganoxie
Bakery opens shop to rave reviews downtown
June 23, 2015
Carlee Erickson has been baking for several years and had established a successful at-home business selling cakes for various celebrations, as well as other pastries. But there was a point when the business was starting to outgrow the home. With that success came the dream of one day opening a bakery.
Kansas City reaches deal to create ‘Smart City’ network
June 7, 2015
Kansas City and two companies have reached an agreement to create a $15.7 million set of high-tech services along the 2.2-mile downtown streetcar line that’s expected to be operating next year.
Brotherly love in Tonganoxie
April 17, 2015
Of all the new amenities that have been added and renovations that have taken place at Brothers Market, there’s one item that’s been pretty popular. “Families love the hot rod shopping cart,” said Matt Stockdale, director of operations for Brothers Market, with a laugh.
WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas
April 15, 2015
The Kansas Department of Commerce says WireCo WorldGroup will receive more than $8.6 million in incentives to move its headquarters this summer from Kansas City, Mo., to Prairie Village.
CertainTeed to renovate plant in Kansas City, Kan.
April 14, 2015
CertainTeed Corp. officials say the building materials company will renovate its plant in Kansas City, Kansas, creating more than 70 new jobs over the next three years.
Hostess plant in Lenexa to reopen
April 13, 2015
A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs.
Hollywood Casino delays start of hotel project
April 13, 2015
The owners of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway are postponing construction of a 248-room hotel, which was to be underway this week.
Wine and shine: Leadership class celebrating 25 years tonight at Holy-Field
April 9, 2015
It’s almost here. The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating 25 years with an event to honor alumni and welcome others to learn more about the organization and join in the festivities.
Midwest economy: state of Kansas report for March
April 1, 2015
The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group has provided a look at the Kansas business conditions for March.
Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months
March 31, 2015
Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.
Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.

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