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May 28, 2016

Immediate publication: The 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Flippin Sweet Disc Golf Tournament registrations is now open. You can go to their Facebook page, Flippin Sweet Disc Golf and click on the "book now" at the top of the page or go to www.discgolfscene.com and search for Flippin Sweet under the tournament tab. The tournament is held at the Thornfield Private ...

Save The Aladdin - Community Input Meeting

May 27, 2016

For more information, contact: Rose Johnson 913-730-0736 info@savethealaddin.org Press Release May 27, 2016 Save The Aladdin will host a community engagement meeting on Sunday June 12th from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the North-East branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The purpose of the meeting is to to gather input from the community about how the shell of the Aladdin ...

Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden, to Participate in Blue Star Museums

May 26, 2016

Media Contact: Karen Case, kcase@powellgardens.org, 816.697.2600 x236 Powell Gardens is proud to participate in Blue Star Museums and offer free general admission to active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 participating ...

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Opens in Overland Park

May 26, 2016

The Beloved Shop Brings its Toasty Warm Sandwiches, Signature Shakes and Live Music to the Intersection of 95th and Quivira OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced today the opening of a new location at 11780 W. 95th Street, conveniently situated at the intersection of 95th and Quivira across from the Oak Park Mall. Set to open on Tuesday, ...

Tyler McCall Announces Campaign for State Representative

May 26, 2016

PARKVILLE, MO - Tyler McCall, a lifelong resident of the Parkville area and co-owner of Parkville Coffee roasting company, filed for the District 13 State House seat, currently held by Rep. Nick Marshall. McCall will be a voice of common sense in our legislature and work to improve the lives of his constituents - getting the most for their tax ...

RRT & SPA Summer Events

May 25, 2016

Several events are planned for this summer. --- Raytown Retired Teachers and School Personnel will meet at Powell Gardens at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, to take a walk and ride trolley tour. Advanced reservations were required. If you did not pay for a ticket and would like to attend, contact Myrna Mathews to see if there has been a ...

MCC students can travel RideKC buses for free — starting this fall

May 25, 2016

MCC Media contact: Christina Medina Office: 816.604.1412 | Mobile: 816.548.0240 Email: Christina.Medina@mcckc.edu Metropolitan Community College students can travel RideKC buses for free — and not just to school — starting this fall Metropolitan Community College students will get a valuable new benefit when the fall semester starts in August: Their MCC student ID will double as an all-access RideKC bus ...

“Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport” Conference Expands

May 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Sport Exchange Summit, Powered by Drug Free Sport” Conference Expands Day-and-a-half conference focuses on multidisciplinary learning for the “team behind the team”. KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 25, 2016) – Furthering its position as the industry leader in drug education and testing within professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics, The National Center for Drug Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®) ...

Unbound Charity Mile at Kansas City’s Oldest Race Will Wake Neighbors

May 25, 2016

Contact information: Erica Braker, ericab@unbound.org, 913-384-7187 KANSAS CITY, KAN. — If you hear the sound of drums and motivational chants on the morning of June 4, you must be close to Unbound’s charity mile. Unbound plans to have the loudest cheering section along the 10K and half marathon route in Kansas City’s oldest annual race, Hospital Hill Run. Unbound is ...

RICO SUAVE @ Praise Chapel this Sunday

May 25, 2016

International Musician & Hollywood Actor Gerardo Mejia a.k.a. Rico Suave Kansas City, Kansas, May 18, 2016 – He was a pop star in the late nineties. At the height of his fame, Gerardo Mejia was touring the world singing his number one hit “Rico Suave.” Gerardo says, “he didn’t want to let go of who he once was but after ...

State treasurer reaches $100 million milestone in property returned to Kansans

May 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2016 Contact: Ashley Murdie, 785.296.3538, ashley@treasurer.ks.gov TOPEKA, Kan. – State Treasurer Ron Estes today announced his office has reached a record-breaking milestone of $100 million in returned unclaimed property since the beginning of his administration. “I really enjoy being able to return to Kansans what is rightfully theirs and through streamlined processes, outreach initiatives, and ...

JobOne Streamlining Operations in Eastern Jackson County

May 24, 2016

Contact: Aaron Martin, President & CEO, JobOne Mobile: 816.898.1212 | amartin@job1one.org Jackson County, Missouri — JobOne, a local nonprofit organization which provides job opportunities for adults with disabilities, will be streamlining their locations in Eastern Jackson County. On May 18, 2016, the JobOne Board of Directors unanimously approved plans to consolidate their Blue Springs and Independence locations into the Independence ...

Park University, Coro Kansas City Announce 2016 Class for Summer Internship in Public Affairs

May 24, 2016

The Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs program, offered through a partnership with Park University’s Hauptmann School of Public Affairs, has announced its 2016 class of interns. Coro Kansas City is designed to develop future community leaders through exposure to community issues, leadership development, civic leaders and organizations. It is a demanding and full-time eight-week internship, and requires ...

Fletcher Promoted to Director of Career Development at Park University

May 23, 2016

Park University’s Office of University Relations and Development has announced the promotion of Leah Fletcher to the position of director of career development. Fletcher, who previously served the University as assistant director of career development and as a career counselor since August 2013, began her new duties today. As director of career development, Fletcher oversees the University’s Career Development Center ...

Vince & Associates Clinical Research Announces Research Campus Expansion

May 23, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Vince & Associates Clinical Research, an Altasciences company, announced today the opening of their new four-story building as a part of their early phase clinical research campus expansion, which includes a QT safety assessment unit, a controlled ventilation smoking area, a limited access specialty unit, as well as an expanded pharmacy and recruitment center. The new ...

Downey takes position with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

May 18, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kevin Downey has recently accepted a position with the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His new position will be as a real estate specialist with responsibilities for military installation teams. He is a 1981 graduate from Kansas State University and holds a degree in business management. For additional information on the U.S. Army ...

Elmer takes position with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

May 18, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jania Elmer of Mount Vernon, Mo., has recently accepted a position with the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Elmer joins the Kansas City District from Fort Leavenworth. Her new position will be as a real estate specialist with responsibilities for military installations. She is a graduate from Mount Vernon High School. For additional ...

JE Dunn Gets Red in the Face for Healthier Hearts

May 18, 2016

For more information: Keli Schneider keli.schneider@jedunn.com (Office): 816-292-8529 WHAT: 4th Annual Red Face Relay, a running event created by JE Dunn with over 147 participants in 16 national locations. Each team will run a 60-minute leg of the relay. WHO: JE Dunn employees and the American Heart Association WHEN: Thursday, May 19 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: JE Dunn ...

Unity Village Dedicates Carl L. Chinnery Nature Trail

May 17, 2016

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo.—Approximately 150 people attended the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the newly renamed Carl L. Chinnery Nature Trail on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Guests included Kirby Asplund, president of Rotary Club No.2376 of Lee’s Summit; Ron Baker, CEO of St. Luke’s East Hospital; Lynette Wheeler, COO of Truman Medical Center-Lakewood; and Matt Sogard, CEO of Lee’s Summit ...

APWA Celebrates Public Works Week by Giving Back & Cooking for Kids

May 17, 2016

May 15-21, 2016 marks the celebration of National Public Works Week. The Kansas City Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) takes one day during the week to give back to the community. This year the APWA will continue the tradition started in 2010 by Cooking For Kids at the Kansas City, Ronald McDonald House Charities. From 4 ...

Scout City BBQ

May 17, 2016

The SCOUTREACH program of the Boy Scouts of America helps over 6,200 young men and women in the urban core and surrounding communities of Kansas City build strong character, a sense of citizenship and long-lasting skills to improve their lives. Since 1998, the Scout City BBQ, formerly known as the Urban BBQ, has provided an opportunity for the business community ...

Water Damage Impacts Unity Village Tower but Not Awaken Whole Life Center

May 17, 2016

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo.—Unity World Headquarters President and Chief Operating Officer Guy Swanson wasn’t prepared for what he saw when he arrived at Unity Village at 8:30 p.m. on Mothers’ Day (May 8). A lightning strike disabled the water level monitoring system controlling the 100,000-gallon tank housed in the Unity Tower, causing some 5,000 gallons of water to cascade inside the ...


May 16, 2016

One of the best radio Program Directors in the country resides right here in Kansas City at Cumulus Media. Maurice DeVoe, a 30 year radio veteran, was recently named one of the Top 50 Program Directors in America. “Maurice exemplifies exactly what every passionate programmer reaches for with a clear vision, sound strategy, attention to details, good leadership and coaching. ...

7th Street Casino Announces Grand Re-Opening

May 16, 2016

Kansas City, KS; May 16, 2016- After several months of renovations, 7th Street Casino has completed the first major renovation project in the casino’s eight-year history. All three floors of the historic building situated on the corner of 7th Street and Ann Avenue in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, have been fully renovated. All flooring, wall covering and fixtures have been ...

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