Business

Business Expo coming in november to Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
Plans are in the works for the second annual Tonganoxie Business Expo and Showcase. This year’s event will be 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Brunswick Ballroom, 427 E. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie. Last year, visitors enjoyed an evening of networking, live music, appetizers and prizes.
New Casey’s to open later this month in Tonganoxie
October 9, 2019
The new Casey’s General Store will be opening later this month. According to information posted at the current Casey’s store along U.S. Highway 24-40, the store will open at 6 a.m. Oct. 17.
A thousand paws of art in Tonganoxie
July 31, 2019
Monica Gee has a slew of regular furry clients at Wizard of Paws, her downtown Tonganoxie pet grooming business. Now she gets to see about 250 of them every time she gets to work. Tonganoxie artist Elizabeth Daniel painted a mural this past weekend near the front entrance. The mural celebrates many of Wizard of Paws’ regular customers, along with other dogs and cats. Daniel also took to Facebook asking for photos of dogs and cats for the mural’s consideration. Some are real, some imagined, but all now have provided some pizzaz to the south interior wall of the local business. A few even give a posthumous nod to beloved dogs that have gone to heaven, complete with halos.
Tonganoxie Business Association movie nights at park scheduled for 3 more nights this summer
July 3, 2019
Tonganoxie Business Association will continue its Movie Night at the Park with the showing of “Homeward Bound” next week.
Tonganoxie attorney wins statewide award from Kansas Sampler Foundation
June 19, 2019
Local residents and neighboring business owners rolled in unannounced Thursday afternoon to Kelly Law Office. But they were part of a big announcement. Walking in behind them were Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe with the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Penner and Rowe presented Kelly with a We Kan! award as part of a surprise presentation. Kansas Sampler Foundation, an Inman-based non-profit, has been choosing ten recipients a year since 1993 to show appreciation for dedicated work in helping preserve and sustain rural culture. Kelly’s award had the words “All about community” engraved on a round plate, which Elk Falls Potter created.
Tonganoxie Business Association rolls out decals encouraging local commerce
May 31, 2019
Residents might notice new stickers and signs popping up around Tonganoxie promoting the local economy and encouraging folks to shop here. Tonganoxie Business Association unveiled 4x6 stickers and bumper stickers at its regular meeting May 17. TBA is trying to distribute them throughout the community and encourage people to put them in their businesses, on their vehicles and elsewhere.
Friday Flicks: TBA, Myers Hotel Bar offering movie series
May 16, 2019
Tonganoxie doesn’t have multiplex movie theater, but it is becoming the spot to catch classic flicks and other movies. Tonganoxie Business Association is sponsoring a summer movie series at Gallagher Park, while Myers Hotel Bar has started its own series across the street. The TBA series kicks off with the Steven Spielberg classic “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” starting at dusk Friday at the park, which is just south of Tonganoxie Water Park.
Skeet adds business to Tonganoxie downtown district
April 11, 2019
Steve Skeet is settling into his new office in downtown Tonganoxie. Skeet, who became a Realtor in 2009, has moved Skeet Real Estate to the 500 block of Fourth Street. His office is in the former Kramer and Associates building. The downtown space is a 3,000-square foot building with a great deal of history — it was built in 1889, as it was a bakery, ice cream shop and even a bus stop in previous lives.
New businesses open in former Mirror building
March 27, 2019
A downtown Tonganoxie building has undergone a facelift in recent months. On Monday, a new tenant was open for business in the new digs. The White Birch Agency, Realty Executives of KC, has a new home at 520 E. Fourth St. Joanna Eibes, Amanda Starcher and Breanna Holthaus opened the physical location where The Mirror newspaper had called home for roughly 20 years.
Tonganoxie Business Association Appreciation Dinner coming in early April
March 14, 2019
The Tonganoxie Business Association Member Appreciation Dinner is next month. The event will be 6-8 p.m. April 2 at Deer Ridge Estates, 21107 Donahoo Road. There is no cost for the event, which will recognize local businesses, police and fire departments.
Kansas Day festivities coming up at winery
January 23, 2019
If you’re wanting to get a head start on Kansas Day festivities, make your way Sunday to Basehor. Holy-Field Winery will have its Kansas Day Celebration from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 18807 158th St.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities Saturday; library event at future site also planned in Tonganoxie
November 15, 2018
Downtown Tonganoxie soon will be getting festive for the holiday season and also denoting work on a new landmark. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting festivities will start about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the downtown pocket park, Fourth and Delaware streets. At 5:35 p.m., there will be a THS Jazz Band performance. At 6 p.m., there will be a children’s choir performance. Santa and Mayor Jason Ward will arrive about 6:30 p.m. before Ward reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The tree lighting then is planned to happen at 6:40 p.m.
Latest Mexican restaurant opens in Tonganoxie
November 9, 2018
Rebecca Mier is excited about her family’s newest restaurant. Ajuua! Mexican Grill and Cantina opened Oct. 22 at 300 N. Village Terrace just off East U.S. Highway 24-40 in Tonganoxie.
New U.S. 24-40 businesses open in Tonganoxie
October 31, 2018
Balloons, barbecue and a giant inflatable replica Blue Rhino propane tank all part of a celebration Friday for a new business center in Tonganoxie. Jeff Brandau, representing Tonganoxie Business Association, was on hand to help with a ribbon cutting for the new Lynch Real Estate and Ferrellgas offices in the business center, which is the former Sutton-Kolman Automotive building.
Ribbon cutting, open house for new business center in Tonganoxie is Friday
October 24, 2018
Lynch Real Estate and Ferrellgas will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a remodeled business center later this week in Tonganoxie. The refurbished center, in the former Sutton-Kolman Automotive building, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the center on the south side of East U.S. Highway 24-40. An open house will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the new center.

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