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Intouch Solutions Announces Hire of VP of Strategic Planning and Innovation, Chris Humphreys

June 21, 2016

KANSAS CITY (June 21, 2016) – Intouch Solutions is proud to announce the hire of Chris Humphreys as its vice president of strategic planning and innovation. A leading marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, Intouch has seen rapid expansion over the past five years. The addition of Humphreys further expands the 650-person firm. As VP of strategic planning and innovation, ...

National Federation of Republican Women Rally Bus to Lee’s Summit

June 21, 2016

ROSIE, THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S NEW RED, WHITE, AND BLUE CAMPAIGN RV IS COMING TO THE KANSAS CITY AREA FOR A VOTER REGISTRATION RALLY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25TH, AS PART OF THE NFRW'S NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN TOUR. The event will take place at Frontier Justice, 800 NE Jones Industrial Drive, Lee's Summit and is hosted by the Missouri Federation ...

Bear Communications Awarded Construction Contract From Major Telecommunications Provider

June 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2016 Company will assist in the delivery of Fiber Optic Service LAWRENCE, KANSAS, June 21, 2016– Bear Communications, LLC (BEAR) today announced they have secured a new volume contract with a major telecommunication company to provide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) construction services in the Cleveland/Akron, Ohio market area. Under the terms of the three-year contract, BEAR will ...

Park University Promotes Christensen to Chief of Staff

June 20, 2016

Laure Christensen has been promoted to the position of chief of staff at Park University. Christensen began her new duties on June 1. Christensen, who has served in the Office of the President at Park since 2008, previously served as special assistant to the president. She will remain a part of the University’s executive leadership team and will work closely ...

Trail ride for Local Kids with Cancer

June 17, 2016

June 25th come out to Big River Ranch, Lexington,Mo for the 4th Annual Trailride for Childhood Cancer. All the funds raised go to helping families right here in Kansas City!! We have three families we are helping at the moment. More waiting for help! Bailey Bennett lost her battle at age 8 but we fight on to help other kids! ...

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY SPORTSFEST LUNCHEON FEATURES A CONVERSATION WITH LEGENDARY SPORTS FIGURE HERSCHEL WALKER

June 17, 2016

A Fundraiser to Help Youth Sports Programs KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) - The Kansas City Royals are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to bring Herschel Walker to town in support of the Clubs’ youth sports programs. Heisman Trophy winning, professional football player, sprinter, Olympic bobsledder and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker is ...

Local Moms Bring FRESH, All Natural Pet Food to your door!

June 16, 2016

Olathe, KS – Debbie Smith and Shari Klohr are excited to announce that they’ve opened a new, mobile business dedicated to delivering fresh and healthy pet food to homes in Olathe and Johnson County – Pet Wants Olathe. Pet Wants’ carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked with fresh, all-natural ingredients. The company’s distributor makes the dog and cat food ...

FIRST ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND GRAND OPENING! Variety KC Playground Opens in Kansas City

June 16, 2016

WHAT: Variety the Children’s Charity along with Unlimited Play and Kansas City Parks and Rec are pleased to announce the opening of the first metro area All-Inclusive playground. And now families in Kansas City will have access to a playground in which children of all abilities can play together. This Inclusive design was the concept of Variety kids and is ...

Learn about Southeast Kansas’ mining history during 50 Plus day trip on July 12

June 16, 2016

Discover how coal mining became the economic base of the towns in Crawford County in southeast Kansas, during a mid-July June day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This trip, called Mining Memories, will take participants to the town of Franklin, where they can break for a sack lunch or ...

Rock N’ Roll Dinner on July 8 is next of JCPRD’s Dementia Friendly programs

June 16, 2016

A Rock N' Roll Dinner in early July is the next in an ongoing series of Dementia Friendly programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. These programs are presented in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association of Kansas City. They are designed for persons with early stages of memory-loss and their caretakers ...

CHORAL EVENSONG: A TIME FOR MOURNING, REFLECTION, AND RESOLVE FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE IN ORLANDO

June 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Toma, Cathedral Administrator Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral Office: 816.214.9936 Cell: 816.809.7589 Email: jtoma@kccathedral.org CHORAL EVENSONG: A TIME FOR MOURNING, REFLECTION, AND RESOLVE FOLLOWING THE MASSACRE IN ORLANDO Sunday, June 19, 5:00 PM Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral 415 West 13th Street Kansas City, MO 64105 The Trinity Choir sings Evensong, a service of music ...

Chase Bryant to headline Gardner’s Fourth of July celebration

June 15, 2016

Country music star Chase Bryant is headlining the City of Gardner’s Fourth of July celebration on July 4. Bryant serves as the biggest-named performer to grace the stage during one of the city’s concert-focused celebrations since they began in 2014. “Bringing in a musical act such as Chase Bryant is part of our effort to enhance the quality of life ...

Independent Candidate Sick of the Fighting, Ready to Work

June 13, 2016

For more information, feel free to contact the candidate or his campaign manager listed below:?Shana Hatfield @ (816) 916-4249 Michael Webb @ (573) 424-1798 webbforprogress@gmail.com Leawood, KS - Candidate Michael Webb is announcing his intent to run for the Kansas House of Representatives, District 20. “I feel a sense of civic duty,” Webb replied when asked why he chose to ...

Melesa N. Johnson Joins Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

June 13, 2016

Contact: Lori Rickman Director of Marketing rickman@bscr-law.com June 13, 2016 - Melesa N. Johnson has joined the Kansas City office of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice as an associate. A former Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor with extensive jury trial experience, Johnson’s practice with the firm is focused on civil defense litigation. Johnson graduated from the University of Missouri School of ...

LWVK shares “suspense list” sorted by county, containing over 17,000 names

June 12, 2016

TOPEKA, Kansas – June 13, 2016 – The League of Women Voters of Kansas (LWVK, the League) posted the Secretary of State’s May suspense list on its website. Currently, the applications of over 17,000 potential voters are incomplete and await further attention. LWVK asks all media outlets to publish this document, which is conveniently divided by county and alphabetized by ...

Overland Park based Essense Designs Nominated for 2016 International Bridal Industry Awards

June 10, 2016

Overland Park, Kansas, June 10, 2016 - Locally-based international bridal gown design house, Essense Designs, has been nominated in three out of three eligible categories for the 2016 Distinctive Excellence in the Bridal Industry (DEBI) Awards. The awards are regarded as the highest honor for design and manufacturing in the bridal industry, and are presented by National Bridal Market Chicago ...

KCU Receives HCF Grant to Fight Obesity in Urban Neighborhoods

June 9, 2016

(Kansas City, Mo. – June 8, 2016) – Score 1 for Health, an outreach program of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, has received a two-year grant in the amount of $175,000 from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City. This funding will be used to expand CHAMPS (Coaching Health and Movement Program with Students), a successful pilot program ...

Ernie Miller Park Friday Night Amphitheater programs continue on July 8, 15, & 22

June 9, 2016

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during July for educational and entertaining programs. The programs last about 45 minutes and are designed for all ages. Programs begin at 7 p.m. A charge of $3 per person paid on-site helps cover the cost of the programs; children two and ...

Next Storybook Club session for ages two through five with a parent is July 7 at RPCC

June 9, 2016

The next meeting of a monthly storytime program which allows parents to share special times with their little one is being offered in early July by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This drop in program is called Storybook Club and is for ages two through five with an adult. Each meeting will include a theme for the stories, ...

Hand and Foot card tournament planned for July 7 at New Century Fieldhouse

June 9, 2016

Hand and Foot is an addictive card game similar to canasta, and those who have caught the bug are invited to an early July tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This Hand and Foot Tournament is planned for Thursday, July 7, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on July 6 & 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

June 9, 2016

The Spring/Summer season of Animal Tales Storytime will continue during July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on July 6 and 20. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

“Minions” and “Inside Out,” to be shown at The Theatre in the Park during July

June 9, 2016

Those pill-shaped gibberish-speaking yellow guys and a bevy of emotions inside the head of a young girl are the subjects of two recent animated movies which will be shown during July as The Theatre in the Park’s Movies in the Park program continues. July movies will include a July 5 showing of “Minions;” and a July 19 showing of “Inside ...

Local business coach closes shop to educate entrepreneurs and start-ups, is unhappy with industry standards

June 8, 2016

As an industry, business coaching has rapidly expanded, giving organizations and corporations opportunities to work with skilled entrepreneurs who promise higher wealth and more success. In the United States alone, the coaching industry is priced at a whopping $707 million dollars annually. Michael Mapes, a Kansas City local, has worked as a business coach for over three years, raking in ...

The Gardner Aquatic Center’s Summer Splash to return for its second year

June 7, 2016

The Gardner Aquatic Center (GAC) is bringing back Summer Splash again this year. The award-winning event, which originated in 2015 to celebrate the newly renovated aquatic center, is making its return as a greater celebration of summer. Summer Splash will occur on Saturday, June 18 from 1-3 p.m. and feature several live guests. These include trop rock band The Tropical ...


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