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Kansas City’s SRA Insurance, an Assured Partners Company, adds Wichita firm

Jan. 28, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Curtis AssuredPartners 407-708-0031 dcurtis@assuredptr.com AssuredPartners Acquires Wichita-based P&C Insurance Broker Chapple Insurance Group serves diversified clientele around the world LAKE MARY, Fla., January 27, 2015 — AssuredPartners Inc., one of the fastest growing independent insurance agencies in the nation, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Chapple Insurance Group, based in Wichita, Kansas. Chapple Insurance ...

Hazmat Training Comes to Kansas City

Jan. 28, 2015

January 28, 2015? When workers handle hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, training is not just a good idea, it’s the law. According to the EPA, workers who handle hazardous waste must be trained annually, and the federal DOT requires that workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials be trained at least every three years. Many workers never get ...

Bukaty Companies Financial Services Acquires Denver Firms

Jan. 28, 2015

Bukaty Companies Financial Services announces the expansion of its Denver office with the acquisitions of Investment Management Consultants Limited and 401K Squared. The addition of the Littleton, Colorado, companies brings a total of 60 retirement plans under management and 210 high-net-worth clients to Bukaty Companies’ Denver offices. Bukaty will have eight employees in the region, and growth will continue with ...

Mark Rezac Wins Honor Club Top Prize in Curtis 1000 Competition

Jan. 27, 2015

Duluth, Georgia, USA – Mark Rezac, a resident of Kansas City (KS), has won first place in Curtis 1000’s Platinum Medallion Club monthly competition. A business solutions consultant for the company since 1984, Mark achieved 141 percent of plan based on overall customer satisfaction, selling to industry/market needs, and providing innovative ideas custom-tailored for each client. Mark can be reached ...

Community Listening Session (Fort Riley)

Jan. 27, 2015

FORT RILEY, Kansas – The future of Fort Riley is the topic of discussion at a U.S. Army Community Listening Session (Town Hall) Monday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Geary County Convention Center in Junction City. The purpose of the session is to facilitate dialogue and exchange information—and capture the community’s perspective—on the fiscal impact of reducing Army ...

Smith & Loveless Inc. Acquires Schloss Engineered Equipment Inc.

Jan. 26, 2015

LENEXA, Kan. January 26, 2015 – Smith & Loveless Inc., the global leader in advanced grit removal and handling technology, announces the asset acquisition of longtime headworks equipment designer Schloss Engineered Equipment Inc., Aurora, Colo. The parties agreed not to disclose the terms of the acquisition. The acquisition supports Smith & Loveless’ strategy of augmenting its market leadership in wastewater ...

Lever1 Invests in Career Advancement of KC Professionals

Jan. 26, 2015

Lever1 has partnered with Baker University to help clients and employees take a convenient step toward career advancement in 2015 and beyond. In addition to a 10 percent tuition discount, Lever1-affiliated students will receive access to flexible degree options—a continuing education opportunity that will improve their professional confidence and value. Convenient Career Advancement “We believe working adults deserve an opportunity ...

Lenexa’s Michael Brickman Named Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision

Jan. 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NR 2015-8 Contact: Bryan Hubbard January 26, 2015 (202) 649-6870 WASHINGTON — Michael Brickman today was named to be Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Deputy Comptroller of Special Supervision, Mr. Brickman will oversee the supervision of the OCC's most critical problem midsize and community banks as ...

Spencer Fane Expands Health Care, Real Estate and Municipal Practices

Jan. 26, 2015

Kansas City, Missouri – Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys to its Municipal, Health Care and Real Estate groups. Cynthia Beyer is joining the firm’s Municipalities and Local Government Group in its Denver office; Kathryn Lee is joining the firm’s Health Care Group in its Overland Park office; Jaclyn Maloney is ...

Lathrop & Gage Promotes Seven to Partner

Jan. 26, 2015

Lathrop & Gage announced that Chad Blomberg, Amy Brozenic, Courtney Conrad, Lisa Hansen, James Jeffries, Julie Roth and Tim Sendek have been elected to partner status. Chad Blomberg (Toxic Tort – Kansas City): Blomberg’s practice focuses on defending agricultural and mining interests against claims brought by neighboring landowners and government entities. Most recently, he received two appellate wins in the ...

Local business leaders gather to discuss Japan-U.S. relations

Jan. 26, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. –The Heart of America Japan-America Society will be hosting a special Business Speakers Event on Japan & the U.S. The forum will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri. This program is free to all attendees. As part of ...

Growth Drives Senior Leadership Changes For RESULTS Technology

Jan. 26, 2015

(Lenexa, KS, –January 26, 2015) – RESULTS Technology, an award-winning Kansas City-based technology consulting firm, announces senior leadership changes with John French named Chairman and CEO. Patrick Murphy has been promoted to President. As Chairman and CEO, French is responsible for driving business strategy as well as marketing, service quality, and future mergers and acquisitions. As President, Murphy is responsible ...

HIPOWER SYSTEMS Names Krystal Bergstrom as Key Account Manager of Power Distribution

Jan. 26, 2015

Hi Kansas City Star, Please consider running the following news item from HIPOWER SYTMEMS. Angela McMahon Michael Mackenzie Communications 404-543-9636 HIPOWER SYSTEMS Names Krystal Bergstrom as Key Account Manager of Power Distribution Lenexa, KS (January 28, 2013)—HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced the appointment of Krystal Bergstrom as Key ...

MarksNelson Expands Accounting Service, Assurance & Tax Departments

Jan. 23, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 23, 2015) – MarksNelson LLC expands Accounting Services, Assurance and Tax Departments. Kelly Cisper joins the firm as a Staff Accountant in the Accounting Services department. She will be working closely with clients to provide accounting, payroll and sales tax assistance. Cassidy Jump has been hired in the Accounting Services department as a Staff Accountant. She ...

TDB Communications Selected to Participate in Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program

Jan. 23, 2015

Contact Info Christina 'Stina' Hergott Pink Moon Marketing stina@pinkmoonkc.com 816.974.8885 Lenexa, KS - TDB Communications is excited to announce a new partnership with MAXIMUS Federal Services under the Department of Homeland Security’s Mentor-Protégé Program. This partnership may open the door to new opportunities for TDB Communications, a local Kansas City-based, verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The Mentor-Protégé program is ...

Apple Pie Painting Launches New Features Set to Revolutionize the Sip and Paint Industry

Jan. 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [January 22, 2015] Apple Pie Painting Launches New Features Set to Revolutionize the Sip and Paint Industry Apple Pie Painting announced an exciting new feature to their private painting parties. The mobile Sip and Paint party company is the only painting party company in the U.S. to offer customized Painting Party Kits so that anyone, anywhere can ...

Crosby Kemper To Address MSBF Annual Meeting

Jan. 22, 2015

The 2015 Midwest Small Business Finance Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Embassy Suites-KCI, 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. The guest speaker will be R. Crosby Kemper, III, chief executive of the Kansas City Public Library and host of “Meet the Past on Kansas City Public Television. Kemper has taught English at Sichuan University ...

Easter Seals Midwest Inducts Six New Board Members

Jan. 22, 2015

Media Contact: Micki Keim, Vice President of Marketing & Communications Phone: 314-394-7019 micki.keim@esmw.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Easter Seals Midwest Inducts Six New Board Members Triality, Inc., Board Members from Kansas City Are Among Those Welcomed Following the Summer 2014 Merger ST. LOUIS – January 22, 2015 – Easter Seals Midwest announced the addition of six new members to the nonprofit ...

COSENTRY EXPANDS DISASTER RECOVERY (DR) SERVICE TO MEET THE NEEDS OFALWAYS ONIT MAKING DR AFFORDABLE TO ALL SIZE BUSINESSES

Jan. 22, 2015

Kansas City, MO – January 21, 2015 – Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, today announced the expansion of its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering to meet the full range of Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). The enhanced offering also combines Cosentry’s expert managed services, cloud solutions and multiple data centers to assume a customer’s IT ...

ProEnergy Appoints New Director of Technology

Jan. 22, 2015

SEDALIA, Mo. (January 21, 2015) – ProEnergy is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Warren Miglietti as Director of Technology for the Turbine Services division. Warren’s primary responsibilities will include developing new repair processes for gas turbine components and driving technological advances in repair methodologies. Warren brings over 28 years of experience and expertise in the welding, brazing and ...

Kansas City Bankruptcy Firm Kentner Wyatt, LLC Offers Families Hope In 2015

Jan. 21, 2015

As New Years has come and gone and the hype behind resolutions begins to fade, many families in the Kansas City area are finding themselves in difficult financial situations. The last half of 2014 brought with it a steady increase in average household debt, and with the pressure of the holidays, many families are starting out the new year with ...

Family Features Announces Sales Team Expansion

Jan. 20, 2015

MISSION, Kan. (January 20, 2015) — Family Features Editorial Syndicate is pleased to announce the addition of two Sales Account Managers, Jax Harrison and Steve Wilson Jr. These changes are designed to align the company to better serve its client base and position itself for continued growth. Prior to Family Features, Harrison, a native New Zealander, worked in California as ...

Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc. Sees Tremendous Growth in the Greater Kansas City Region

Jan. 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kansas City, MO (January 19, 2015) – Cornerstone Mortgage, Inc., a privately-held Missouri based mortgage banking firm, is pleased to announce its tremendous loan production growth in the greater Kansas City region in 2014. Cornerstone’s closed loan production in the Kansas City area was $52 million in 2013, however, this number grew to over $128 million in ...

Pinkerton Opens First Office in Kanas City

Jan. 19, 2015

Historic Risk Management Agency Expands With Second Missouri Branch KANSAS CITY, MO, Jan. 19, 2015—Pinkerton, the global, historic risk management agency, announced today that it has opened its first office in Kansas City, MO. Pinkerton Central Region Vice President Ken Carter made the announcement. Pinkerton’s new branch, which will be its second office in Missouri, is located at 2345 Grand ...


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