Business

Best in the state: HMC Performance Coatings CEO receives state Businessperson of Year award from federal agency
October 1, 2020
A customer came to HMC Performance Coatings with a routine request: refurbish an antique bed frame. CEO Amie Tripp-Bristol said that a few days after the project headed out the door, she received a care package of baked goods, along with dog treats for the family Weimaraners. Tripp-Bristol also learned that the frame supported the woman’s childhood bed and she was utilizing the bed again — after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Sisters bring ‘one-stop shop’ boutique to Tonganoxie
August 31, 2020
Just more than 200 square feet of space has transformed a dream into a reality for three Leavenworth County siblings, even in the face of a global pandemic. Owners and siblings Keeley Bailes, Taylor Noll and Malorie Volker opened Rustic Heifer Boutique + Custom Gifts in February, just weeks before COVID-19 restrictions forced temporary closures of many businesses. The new boutique still started strong.
Airport Motel closes, may soon be demolished; area landscape center files new development plans
August 27, 2020
Maybe at one point in time the Airport Motel just outside of North Lawrence was a high-flying establishment. But that time was long ago, and the aged facility is now officially grounded. The motel has closed, and parts of it soon may be demolished, its new owner said. Lawrence businessman Brian Pine and his family purchased the property at 1493 U.S. Highway 40 — basically across the road from the Lawrence Municipal Airport — last month, and promptly shut down the motel operations.
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief to reduce service through Kansas
August 26, 2020
Amtrak riders in Kansas will encounter reduced service starting in October as part of the rail passenger service’s nationwide cutback in routes because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Southwest Chief, which runs through Kansas from Chicago to Los Angeles, will reduce its service beginning Oct. 12, Amtrak said on its website. Nearly every Amtrak route across the country has been or will be reduced because of a “dramatic drop” in passengers during the pandemic, the company said. Currently, the Southwest Chief operates seven days a week.
Art on the Patio coming Friday to downtown district
August 26, 2020
There will be a fine arts event later this week in downtown Tonganoxie. Art on the Patio will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday at 420 E. Fourth St. in the patio area between Coffman ArtWorks and 1866 restaurant. The space recently was turned into outdoor picnic seating. The three-hour event will have fine art, live painting, music and food.
Kansas City mayor spot-checks social distancing at local bars
August 20, 2020
The mayor of Missouri’s largest city has been getting plenty of messages about people not following social distancing guidelines at bars, so he decided to check for himself. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas told the Kansas City Star that on Saturday night, he spent two hours dropping by or looking into eight businesses in the city. His decision to spot check came after a video circulated online showing more than 100 people — most without masks — at an event in the Power & Light District.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for Aug. 5
August 5, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 29
July 29, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Tonganoxie Business Association postponing weekly meetings until September
July 22, 2020
Tonganoxie Business Association will not have its in-person Friday meetings until at least September.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 22
July 22, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 15
July 15, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Tonganoxie Business Association meetings resuming this week around July 4 holiday
July 8, 2020
Second Harvest will have its next delivery to Tonganoxie later this week. Residents can stop by 10 a.m-noon Thursday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 8
July 8, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for July 1
July 1, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.
Together Tonganoxie Thrives business page for June 24
June 24, 2020
Together Tonganoxie Thrives is a page that highlights local businesses that are participating in a 13-week special advertising page that features those businesses different weeks.

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