Northland Family-to Family Course Begins Sept.09, 2014

July 23, 2014

Mental illness is an equal opportunity disease that often strikes suddenly and without warning. Family members struggle to understand the diagnosis and to take care of themselves and their loved one. There are so many questions for the family, but few resources to provide answers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a free, 12- week course for ...

New Report Shows Kansas Private Colleges Add $981 Million Annually to Kansas Economy

July 23, 2014

Contact: Matt Lindsey – (785) 235-9877 – TOPEKA – According to a new study, Kansas’s eighteen private colleges generate $980.1 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy. The economic impact of the colleges is sufficient to create 21,968 new jobs in Kansas every year and generate $2.8 billion in social benefits to the state through increased ...

Chaz Crab Melt recognized by national industry magazine as one of best sandwiches in America

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 – Kansas City, MO – Chaz on the Plaza received an honorable mention in Restaurant Hospitality magazine’s first “Best Sandwiches in America” contest. The crab melt was inspired by executive chef Charles d’Ablaing’s memories of his early cooking career in Savannah, Georgia. "After catching crabs and eating them for dinner, I used to take the leftover crab ...

Myers Joins Waddell & Reed

July 23, 2014

Leawood, Kansas - Waddell & Reed announced that Dan Myers has joined the firm as a Financial Advisor in the Kansas City area. Prior to joining Waddell & Reed Myers was a Senior Vice President with Bank Midwest, where he had worked for 10 years. He was also a Financial Advisor with LPL Financial. As a financial advisor, Myers will ...

In God We Trust LLC marks 75th monthly Coin Auction

July 23, 2014

Mindenmines, MO… On the second Tuesday in August, a local business will celebrate a milestone anniversary. The event of the evening of August 12 will mark the 75th time that In God We Trust LLC has hosted a Second Tuesday Coin and Currency Auction at Border Town Auction House, 611 Main, Mindenmines, MO. “We initiated this series of monthly hobby ...

Eric Hosmer “Uncorks” For Greater Kansas City Firefighters Community Assistance

July 22, 2014

Julie Niehoff, Marketing Communications Director, Uncork For A Cause (813)474-2400 Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer has joined the team to Uncork for a Cause®, hosting a special charity event August 10th, 2014 at The InterContinental at The Country Club Plaza. This special evening will benefit the Greater Kansas City Firefighters Local 42 Community Assistance organization, including several local ...

Washburn Law #6 on preLaw’s list of “Largest employment gains by school”

July 22, 2014

News Release July 22, 2014 Contact: Shelia A. Summers, Director of Marketing Communications, (785) 670-1784, Washburn Law #6 on preLaw’s list of “Largest employment gains by school” Topeka, Kan. – After jumping 14.8 percentage points, Washburn University School of Law was named a top law school in increasing employment gains from 2011 to 2013. The listing "Largest employment gains ...

Date set for ‘ConfabuLarryum,’ Lawrence’s first festival of creativity

July 22, 2014

CONTACTS: Callahan Creek: Ben Smith, Director of Social and Emerging Media,, 785-838-4774 Lawrence Public School: Julie Boyle, USD 497 Communications Director,, 785-330-1662 LAWRENCE, Kan., July 22, 2014 – On Saturday, August 9, kids, parents, educators, makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and members of the local community have been invited to come together for Lawrence’s first festival of creativity. ConfabuLarryum will ...

Shawnee Girl to Represent Sunflower State at National Pageant

July 22, 2014

Miss Nevaeh Goodwin, age 7, of Shawnee, has been selected to represent the Sunflower State at the 2014 Miss American Sweetheart Pageant. As the Miss Sunflower State Sweetheart, Nevaeh will be attending the National Pageant for her age group in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Sweetheart and ...

MNU Chosen to Help Change Demographics of Teaching Workforce

July 22, 2014

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the Association’s first Networked Improvement Community (NIC). The initiative of this group is aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s teacher candidate pool by focusing on recruitment of more Black and Hispanic/Latino men in ...

New Web Design In Topeka Kansas

July 22, 2014

KC Web Specialists is proud to announce the addition of their new service offerings to Topeka, Kansas. Launched just recently is the Web site. Topeka Kansas Web Design provides custom WordPress website development and specializes in creating websites with search engine friendly coding. Search engine optimization, or SEO, refers to the methodologies and techniques used on a website and ...


July 22, 2014

Family Features Appoints Michael French to Vice President of Operations. MISSION, Kan. (July 22, 2014) — Family Features Editorial Syndicate is pleased to announce its recent promotion of Michael French to Vice President of Operations. This change is designed to position the company for continued growth. French currently oversees the Digital and Online, Content Operations and Administrative Departments including the ...

Local Taekwondo school wins big at national tournament

July 21, 2014

A local black belt competition team from Ko Martial Arts aka KOMA in Overland Park, Kansas brings home six medals from the 2014 USA Taekwondo National Championships. Held in San Jose, California, this highly competitive event is the largest Taekwondo tournament in the nation with over 4000 competitors. “Winning a medal at nationals usually means you are one of the ...

Local Foster Children Receive Thousands of New Toys from Toy Industry Foundation with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

July 21, 2014

Kansas City, MO | July 21, 2014 – More than 500 Kansas City area foster children were gifted with brand new toys and games on Saturday, July 19th, during a fun-filled event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation to benefit the National CASA Association, Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. An additional 4,500 children in Greater ...

Bluegrass and Barbells charity event Saturday in Sugar Creek

July 21, 2014

The new charity organization Bluegrass and Barbells will hold its inaugural event beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in La Benite Park, Sugar Creek., Mo. Saturday’s event is an all-comers-welcome bluegrass jam session at the park. The organization, which will provide money to children’s charities including Hopekidz, promotes itself with a unique link of bluegrass music and weightlifting. The event is ...

Mainstream Boutique Fuels Olathe’s Undying Demand for Affordable Style

July 21, 2014

New Boutique Offers Ultimate Customer Experience with Unique Products, Personalized Service Olathe, KS – Mainstream Boutique, a multi-generational unique and affordable clothing and accessories boutique, is providing Olathe women an unparalleled shopping experience with its first boutique opening in the area. From up-to-date fashions to the incredible service and personalized touch, this affordable, on trend boutique is Olathe’s newest go-to ...

Collar For Collar Launches Apparel Website To Help Dogs In Need

July 21, 2014

Contact - Steve Laurenzo - 913-208-9373 - A new Kansas City-based apparel company, Collar For Collar, recently made its first donation in support of dogs in need, cutting a check for over $2500 to Kansas City Pet Project. Collar For Collar is an online apparel retailer that donates 50% of their profits to animal support organizations. KC Pet Project ...

New Business to Put an end to Craig’s List Murders and Assaults

July 21, 2014

I am the CEO of a local start-up that is a part of the HR Bloch Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The name of the start-up is Safe-n-Sold. I developed and designed Safe-n-Sold to allow people to buy and sell their automobiles on-line through sites such as, and specifically through, Craig's List. It was established a few years ago after ...

Local CEO wins NAA Presidential Award of Distinction

July 21, 2014

CEO Hannes Combest, of Lawrence, Kan., becomes just 20th person ever to be given the NAA Presidential Award of Distinction. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Never one to take lightly her script readers going far off track, NAA CEO Hannes Combest, CAE, picked up immediately when NAA Past President Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS, veered sideways with a surprise award presentation Wednesday, ...

Lithuanian prog rockers The Skys set to rock the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre

July 21, 2014

The Skys will perform at the Westport Coffeehouse Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 available at the door. If you like prog rock with a Pink Floyd-esque sound, The Skys will not disappoint. Hailing from Lithuania, the prog rock band The Skys are the leading band in their home country's rock ...

City of Gardner Begins Recruitment for Chief of Police

July 21, 2014

The City of Gardner has chosen the management consulting firm of The Mercer Group to complete the recruitment process for the Chief of Police position. The Mercer Group is recognized as one of the finest management consulting and executive search firms in the United States, concentrating on work for local governments and special districts, including the local placement of Chiefs ...

Park University Promotes Goddard to Vice President and General Counsel; Hershey Appointed Vice President for Entrepreneurial Ventures

July 21, 2014

Park University has promoted Courtney E. Goddard, J.D., to the position of vice president and general counsel, and Roger W. Hershey, J.D., L.L.M., has been appointed vice president for entrepreneurial ventures, effective July 18, as announced by Park President David Fowler. Courtney E. Goddard, J.D. Goddard, who has been employed in the University’s Office of General Counsel the last seven ...

Rally for Gaza on the KC plaza

July 18, 2014

I want to notify you that there will be a large rally on the KC plaza this Sunday starting at 3pm to Condemn Israel's Attack on Gaza. More than 275 people have RSVP'd for the event so far. As you might know, the rally is part of a worldwide effort. Here's a link to the hundreds of protests taking place ...

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