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

July 23, 2014

Contact: Matt Lindsey – (785) 235-9877 – matt@kscolleges.org 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Collar For Collar Launches Apparel Website To Help Dogs In Need

July 21, 2014

Contact - Steve Laurenzo - 913-208-9373 - steve@collarforcollar.com 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 ...

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 ...

SADDLE UP AND ENJOY THE RIDE” Dodge City Days to Celebrate America’s Wild West Heritage with Largest Cattle Drive Since 1800’s Featuring Celebrity Marshals

July 17, 2014

DODGE CITY, KS. – July, 1 2014 – Dodge City, Kansas is booting up for its 54th annual Dodge City Days, a 10-day tribute to the legendary city’s Wild West heritage, July 25 through August 3. This year, the annual celebration, which attracts more than 100,000 guests from around the world and features more than 50 events that celebrate the ...

Senior Star at Wexford Place Garage Sale Proceeds to Help Alzheimer’s Association

July 17, 2014

Northlanders encouraged to participate in July 24 event KANSAS CITY, MO (July 17, 2014) – Senior Star at Wexford Place is hosting a community garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 24 at 6500 N. Cosby Avenue, Kansas City. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, part of Senior Star’s ongoing commitment to help people ...

Young Kansas City track stars run in a “virtual relay race” from Kansas City to Des Moines Friday and Saturday to raise funds to attend National Jr Olympics in Track & Field event.

July 17, 2014

Kansas City: MO (July17, 2014): Stride Ryte Track Club young members are participating in a “virtual relay race” from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA, on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19, 2014, on social media, to raise awareness and funds, according, to Lorenzo Manning, Assistant Coach of the club. Nineteen young track club members who have qualified ...

JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Aug. 11, 20, and 29

July 16, 2014

Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. "Presidential Joke Day" is the theme for a bingo session which will take place on Aug. 11 at the Sunset Building, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe; "Snow Cone" is the theme for a bingo session ...

Yoga and Yoga Fusion classes offered for adults at MCAC during August

July 16, 2014

Two different adult yoga programs have classes beginning in early August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee. One class called Yoga Fusion, while the other is titled simply Yoga. Both classes are for ages 14 and older, and both are considered low-intensity. For either program, the cost for six 50-minute ...

SUBWAY® Restaurants Partner with Kansas City Public Libraries to Promote Summer Reading

July 15, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. (July 1, 2014) — Kansas City Public Libraries are partnering with SUBWAY® restaurants and the SUBWAY® Summer Reading Program to encourage participants to maintain reading skills throughout the school year. Children and teens interested in the program can pick up a SUBWAY® restaurants reading card at their local library. “As parents approach the summer break, many are ...

Kelly Satalowich Named Local Sales Manager at Time Warner Cable Media

July 15, 2014

Overland Park, KS – July 14, 2014: Kelly Satalowich has been named Local Sales Manager at Time Warner Cable Media in Kansas City. Satalowich has resigned her position as the Local Sales Manager at WTTG-TV Fox 5 in Washington, D.C. Formerly a longstanding Director of Sales at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Satalowich is a multi-year recipient of the Media Mix ...

Red Auto Protection sponsors second Kansas City charity of the summer

July 14, 2014

Brent Lager For Immediate Release: VolunteerMark July 14, 2014 (877) 551-5250 ext. 2 brent@volunteermark.com www.VolunteerMark.com Kansas City-based company partners up with VolunteerMark again to revitalize volunteer operations for High Aspirations. MERRIAM, Kan. — One wasn’t enough for Red Auto Protection CEO Elijah Norton. After donating a $1,000 scholarship to the Shepherd’s Center of KC Central in early June, the vehicle ...

Frank White & Sherwood Smith + 2nd District Candidate Forum 7/14/14

July 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 South Kansas City Alliance to Hold Jackson County Legislature 1st At Large and 2nd District Democratic Primary Candidate Forum KANSAS CITY, MO - The South Kansas City Alliance will hold a debate featuring candidates in two of the highest profile races of this cycle: The Jackson County Legislature 1st At Large and 2nd District ...

Missouri State Genealogical Society Announce Annual Award Reciepients

July 12, 2014

National Archives at Kansas City Nominates Staff Members for State Award Columbia, MO - July 12, 2014 Jessica Hopkins and Jennifer Audsley-Moore will each receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA). The award is given in recognition of significant contributions to the field of genealogy and family history. Awards will be presented during the Saturday ...

Finally, pottery wheels, art classes & parties available in the Northland

July 12, 2014

Parkville, MO - July 14, 2014 - Parkville Artisans' Studio, the latest addition to Parkville's growing art community, opened this spring. The art studio/gallery is the only facility of its kind in the Northland, providing fine art, as well as arts & crafts, classes for all ages. Parkville Artisans' Studio hosts classes on everything from the Pottery Wheels to Stained ...

Local Short Wins Big at Free State Film Festival

July 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Patrick Clement deturfilms@gmail.com (323)517-8198 Local short wins big at Free State Film Festival Rural Kansas story takes Audience Award LAWRENCE, Ks. - "Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas," a short film set in a small Western Kansas farm town, garnered one of the top film prizes at last week's Free State Film Festival. "We were ...

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