Tallgrass Creek’s Executive Team Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 27, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 27, 2014) – Eight members of the Executive Team at Tallgrass Creek retirement community late yesterday dumped buckets of ice water on their heads (see photo by Deborah Messmer) to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They did this to join a viral movement called the “Ice Bucket ...

Price’s Raid, Then and Now” by Aaron Barnhart and Dianne Eickhoff

Aug. 27, 2014

How shall we remember the last great campaign of the Civil War in the West? “Price’s Raid, Then and Now,” by Aaron Barnhart & Diane Eickhoff, will be presented at the Westport Library, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, September 13 at 2pm. An additional speakers’ reception follows at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House, 40th and Baltimore. This talk ...

KCFAA hosts Community Town Hall Meeting

Aug. 27, 2014

THREE WORLD-RENOWN FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTORS TO DISCUSS THE TOPICS OF RACE, PLACE AND DIVERSITY AT THE GEM THEATER KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) will be hosting our first Community Town Hall Meeting this September discussing the significance of race and the importance of diversity at the Gem Theater. The theme will be “Race, Place ...

Validity Screening Solutions Awarded The Kansas Board of Regents State Contract for Employment and Student Program Screening

Aug. 27, 2014

Validity Screening Solutions Awarded The Kansas Board of Regents State Contract for Employment and Student Program Screening For more information, please contact: Hank Zerbe 913.322.5913 hzerbe@validityscreening.com OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (August 28, 2014) -- Validity Screening Solutions, a national leader of background checks and drug testing services, was recently awarded the employment and student program screening contract from The Kansas Board ...

Park University to Host Screenings, Discussions on World War I Related Movies

Aug. 27, 2014

Movies related to the 100th anniversary of World War I will be featured as part of a Movie Talk series at Park University. A series of seven movies will be shown during the 2014-15 academic year in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7 p.m. Following each movie, which are free and open to the ...

Spec-Rite Designs Appoints New Manufacturer’s Representatives in Midwest

Aug. 27, 2014

Spec-Rite Designs, a global distributor, manufacturer and designer of phenolic furnishings, has announced the appointment of new regional manufacturer’s representatives from Rasmussen-Semad Corporation to cover all of Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Southern Illinois. The firm, based in Ballwin, MO, has been in existence for over 50 years and represents products in the commercial, educational, institutional and retail industries. “Rasmussen-Semad is ...

NAF Partners with United Country, to Liquidate Kansas Commercial Property

Aug. 27, 2014

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Foundation has appointed the team at United Country – Kansas City Auction and Realty – along with Marknet Alliance online bidding platform and International Auction Champion, Megan McCurdy of McCurdy Auction in Wichita, Kan. – to conduct a live and online auction of a commercial land parcel they own in Johnson County, Kan. ...

Kansas City Commercial Sign & LED Retrofitting Company Launches New Website

Aug. 27, 2014

Excel Lighting & Signs, a Kansas City based LED lighting and commercial sign company offering custom commercial signs, sign service, and LED Lighting retrofits announces launch of innovative new website designed by Phil Singleton of Kansas City Website Design, who also performs SEO for the site. Recently, Excel Lighting & Signs had a brand new website developed for their custom ...

Kansas City Symphony Begins Classics Uncorked Series with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

Aug. 26, 2014

BMO Private Bank sponsors ‘light classics’ series for third year in a row KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Aug. 26, 2014 — Come Friday, Sept., 5, the Kansas City Symphony invites everyone to “do the Fandango” orchestra-style as it kicks off its Classics Uncorked Series with a concert dedicated to all things Bohemian, including an arrangement of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Associate ...

Fabulous Queer Writers Reading

Aug. 26, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Fabulous Queer Writers: Reading LikeMe Lighthouse: 3909 Main St. 6p-8p All Ages Show No cover, donations accepted Fabulous Queer Writers Reading Founders Miguel Morales and Wayne Courtois of the Fabulous Queer Writers, Kansas City, host the Fabulous Queer Writers Reading at the LikeMe Lighthouse on Sat., Sept. 6. The LikeME Lighthouse hosts the ...

Run With It: Album Release Party

Aug. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, owner createfulstudios@gmail.com: Email 913-575-6795: Phone www.createfulstudios.com Kansas City, Mo. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Run With It, CD Release Party Record Bar : 1020 Westport Road 6p-9p All Ages Show $7 advance / $10 Door Run With It is the musical love child of Bill Withers and Kings of Leon. Fans have dubbed their ...

Human Trafficking in our own backyard

Aug. 26, 2014

Contact: Judy Turner. jannet@cableone.net (417) 623-1464 According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year. Victims are coerced into forced labor and the sex trade. It sounds very remote. It isn’t. It can happen in Missouri, too. A workshop is being held to raise awareness of human trafficking and provide ...

New facilities at Avila University bring state-of-the-art learning opportunities to Kansas City

Aug. 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 26, 2014 – It all started on a sun-speckled spring day back in March, with nearly 20 dignitaries including administrators and board members wielding hammers and knocking holes in an existing wall of the Hooley-Bundschu Library. Today, we celebrate the completion with a dedication and grand opening of Avila University’s new Learning Commons and the Marie ...

THE BOXTROLLS CHARACTERS VISIT SANTA CALI GON DAYS ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Aug. 26, 2014

WHAT: Meet Sparky, Shoe and Fish the costume characters of Focus Features upcoming adventure “The Boxtrolls.” A special Meet & Greet for families and media will be available plus photo opportunities. WHEN: Monday, September 1 -- 12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Santa Cali Gon Days at The Boxtrolls Tent at Lexington & Main – South Side of the Court ...

4th ANNUAL PHILLIP SCIMECA WIFFLE BALL CLASSIC

Aug. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: Created as a desire to help those affected by the Joplin tornados in 2011, the now annual Labor Day weekend tournament is entering its fourth year and raises money for local Kansas City area children’s charities. The first year event raised more than $5,700 for the Joplin High School baseball team and the three-year total has ...

Van Horn Alumni Association announces 2014 Hall of Honor class

Aug. 26, 2014

The Van Horn High School Alumni Association, an organization composed of graduates of the Independence, MO, high school, recently announced the names of seven former students who will comprise the 2014 Class of the Van Horn Hall of Honor. They will be inducted into the Hall of Honor in a program at the school’s Little Theatre on Friday, September 5, ...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. is Featured as One of The Fastest Growing Companies in America on the 2014 INC. 500/5000 List

Aug. 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Louis, MO (August 26, 2014) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., a privately-held St. Louis based mortgage-banking firm, is thrilled to announce they have been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America, according to the 2014 INC. 500/5000 list. This exclusive ranking is a huge honor for Cornerstone as it marks the 4th consecutive year ...

Chavez joins Fidelity Bank’s mortgage lending division

Aug. 26, 2014

CONTACT: Al Sanchez, Marketing Director, SVP/Fidelity Bank asanchez@fidelitybank.com or 316-268-7233 (Overland Park, KS) --- Fidelity Bank has added Pamela Chavez as a Kansas City-area residential loan officer. As an experienced residential lender and real estate professional, Chavez looks to bolster Fidelity’s loan origination activity and build relationships with area Realtors and homebuilders. “Pamela is well-versed in the nuances of the ...

White House to Honor Local Jim Allen, Jr and his Startup, Honor Capital, LLC

Aug. 26, 2014

On Monday, August 25, 2014 the White House announced that James S. Allen, Jr., co-founder of Honor Capital, LLC, a Kansas City native and Navy Veteran, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the “Veteran Entrepreneur-Champions of Change” award. James (Jim) Allen, Jr. will formally receive the designation on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET at the ...

Tallgrass Creek Residents/Staff to “Walk Across America” in September

Aug. 26, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 26, 2014) – Residents and staff of Tallgrass Creek retirement community will participate September 1 -30 in a “Walk Across America” fitness project in which they will keep track of the time -- and distances -- they walk. They will walk each day in and around their 65-acre campus in Overland Park, KS. They will be ...

Mid-America Pool Renovation Completes Boulder Indoor Pool Project Ahead of Schedule

Aug. 26, 2014

Kansas City, MO, August 26, 2014: Mid-America Pool Renovation, Inc. completed its restoration of the North Boulder Recreation Center's (NBRC) huge indoor pool complex two days ahead of schedule. NBRC allocated ten days for the massive renovation, and the pool renovation company completed it in eight. This permits the popular indoor pool complex located in Boulder, Colorado to reopen without ...

10 Kansas medical practices selected for Family Medicine Tobacco Office Champion project

Aug. 26, 2014

WICHITA, KANSAS – Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) announces the 10 medical practices selected to participate in the Family Medicine Tobacco Office Champion (FMTOC) program. The 10 practices selected, their city, physician champion and office champion are: • AFC Doctors Express, Wichita, Samrah Mansoor, MD and Mansoor Tahir • Bluestem Medical, Quinter, Doug Gruenbacher, MD and Heather Hargitt • ...

Scarlett Garnet launches new gypsy-inspired jewelry collection Wanderlust with party at The Farmhouse Restaurant.

Aug. 25, 2014

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2014 For More Information: Garnet Griebel Co-owner of Scarlett Garnet Jewelry 816-914-5739 scarlettgarnet@gmail.com Scarlett Garnet launches new gypsy-inspired jewelry collection Wanderlust with party at The Farmhouse Restaurant. Kansas City, MO - September 4, 2014 Scarlett Garnet Jewelry will celebrate the launch of its new collection, Wanderlust, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sept 4 at ...


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