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Costco™ Construction Progress

This is a guest post by Wes Minder. You can find his blog over at the Line Creek Loudmouth. Costco™ pad site delivery is moving forward rather quickly.  The site no longer looks like a scene from the Lorax™ and the developer has the building foundation has been treated and …

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NEBA Plans CEO Roundtable on IT Workforce Sept. 6

The Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA) will sponsor the third in a series of CEO Roundtables at Maple Woods Community College beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 6. A panel of area information technology leaders and service providers will discuss workforce training and other issues before an audience of NEBA …

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Free Marketing, Advertising and Branding Bootcamp for Small Business

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The Clay County Economic Development Council and Mid-Continent Public Library will host a Small Business Bootcamp on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 Flintlock Road, Kansas City. This event will focus on helping local entrepreneurs navigate the areas of marketing, advertising, and branding. At …

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Governor Celebrates Clay County Achievement

Clay County on Tuesday became the largest county in Missouri and one of the largest in the U.S. to earn Certified Work Ready Communities recognition. Governor Jay Nixon made the announcement to over 100 leaders of business and education who gathered at iWerx in North Kansas City. “This sends a …

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City Plan Commission Approves Rezoning of Metro North Crossing

Kansas City – Yesterday, the City Plan Commission approved the rezoning of the district UR urban redevelopment for the new Metro North Crossing development plan presented by Metro North Crossing L.L.C.  The plan calls for a sustainable, pedestrian-friendly mixed use development with 734,000 square feet committed to retail. The developers …

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Victim of Progress: Redevelopment forces Sutherlands to close North Kansas City

North Kansas City – After being in business for over a decade in North Kansas City, Sutherlands will be closing the doors of its Armour Road location in August for good. The City of North Kansas City purchased the property along Armour Road back in the early 2000’s after Payless …

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Pinot & Pilates at Rise & Shine Pilates & Wellness

Several months back I attended a meeting of the Briarcliff Business Partner Alliance (for more information, please click HERE). The meeting that night was held at Rise and Shine Pilates and Wellness. Rise and Shine is a small business in Briarcliff that is owned by Wendy Basch. Basch spent years …

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NORTHLAND AGENCIES WITH LONG HISTORIES OF EXCELLENCE MERGE TO BRING LIFE UNLIMITED TO ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Concerned Care, Inc. and Immacolata Manor have announced a merger effective July 1, 2016.  As Life Unlimited, Inc., its more than 250 employees will provide residential, day habilitation and employment services to more than 200 individuals and therapeutic recreation services to over 500 people. Executive offices will remain in both Liberty …

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Erin Winstead Named Executive Director of Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

Oak Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care today announced it has named Erin Winstead as executive director. Winstead, a resident of the Northland, comes to Oak Pointe of Kearney after previously serving as the executive director of Oak Pointe’s community in Richmond, Missouri. Winstead has held executive director positions for …

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Healthcare Providers Face Employee Challenges

Northland healthcare providers face a problem that also challenges other areas of the economy like manufacturing: finding good workers. The second in a series of CEO Roundtables sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council focused on one of Greater Kansas City’s largest job sectors June 7 at Maple Woods …

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