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Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson: Bringing Back the American Dream

Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson represents district 12 in the Missouri State House of Representatives. For more information on our Opinion Section and why we publish notes like these please click here. Cami Wagers is a small-business owner from Clay County. As the proprietor of Cook’s Corner Café in Smithville, …

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Area Residents Join Greater Kansas City Leaders

Seventeen individuals from the area became graduates of the Doniphan Leadership Institute following a ceremony at William Jewell College Wednesday Feb. 8. They included staff members of organizations ranging from Ameristar Casino Hotel to Mid-Continent Public Library. Now in its 10th year, the institute is co-sponsored by the Pryor Center …

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Small Business Bootcamp: A Great Deal for Free!

The Clay County Economic Development Council and Mid-Continent Public Library will host a Small Business Bootcamp on March 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Flintlock Road, Kansas City. The event will focus on helping local entrepreneurs start and grow their own business. Featuring small group breakout …

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iWerx: The Tip of a Clay County Iceberg

In less than a year, iWerx in North Kansas City has developed into an important Clay County asset that is also one of the Midwest’s largest co-working entrepreneurial centers. Extensive renovation and features like 10-gigabit connectivity are creating enhanced opportunities for new startup businesses and independent working space. Other features …

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Kaufman Veteran, Leadership Mentor To Address MSBF Annual Meeting

Former leader of Marion Labs Jim McGraw will be the keynote speaker for the Midwest Small Business Finance Annual Meeting Friday, Feb. 24. Now an author and international leadership mentor, McGraw will talk about “Leadership Building Blocks for Success” during his comments. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. at …

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Leadership Institute Begins Spring Session Jan. 25

Registration has begun for the Spring 2017 session of the Doniphan Executive Leadership Institute, which will begin Jan. 25. The program was created to fill a gap in executive leadership training with a comprehensive, challenging program for tomorrow’s leaders in business and non-profit organizations. Those involved have noted that some …

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Popular Small Business Bootcamp to Return

The Clay County Economic Development Council and Mid-Continent Public Library will host their next Small Business Bootcamp on March 10 at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Flintlock Road, Kansas City. The event will focus on helping local entrepreneurs start and grow their own business. Presentations will begin …

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Sears closes 150 Kmart and Sears stores, sells Craftsman tools brand

The new year often brings economic realities down on retail stores. This week those economic realities, including a fourth quarter loss of $748 million dollars, will bring large changes to a long standing American retail brand. Sears Holding is closing a total of 150 stores across the country, several here …

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