Leawood Named #3 – 2017’s Best Small Cities in America

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WalletHub compared over 1,200  cities in the US with populations between 25,000 and 100,000. They used a variety of metrics including factors such as housing costs, school quality, safety and more. Leawood achieved the No. 3 overall ranking for the second year in a row. It ranked No. 1 in the study’s affordability category, which consists of median household income, cost of …

Element Hotel in Leawood Gains Final Plan Approval

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The Leawood City Council gave Final Plan approval at their meeting on October 16 for a new Element hotel to be constructed in the Cornerstone development, just to the north of Church of the Resurrection in the 135th Street Corridor area between Nall and Roe. This upscale 110 room facility will add a second lodging choice for visitors to the …

City Council Approves Sign Plan for Park Place

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The Leawood City Council unanimously approved a sign package for Park Place designed to increase awareness of the Park Place development and to help those doing business with retail and restaurant businesses at Park Place find the right garage to park in that gives them the quickest access to the business they are patronizing. A “Park Place” sign will be …

CrossFirst Bank Expands To New Company Headquarters In Leawood

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CrossFirst Bank today announced the purchase of a new corporate headquarters at 11440 Tomahawk Creek Parkway in Leawood, Kansas. After extensive renovations, the 131,000-square-foot building will house executive offices for $2.5 billion CrossFirst Bank and parent-company CrossFirst Holdings, along with services and support, credit administration, accounting and finance. More than 120 employees will move to the new, state-of-the art facility …

June 2017 Seminars at the Kansas Small Business Development Center

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Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210 For additional information call the JCCC KSBDC at 913-469-3878 or go to www.jccc.edu/ksbdc Pre-registration is required. To register, call 913-469-2323 or go to www.jccc.edu/ksbdc. Select a training class and click Enroll. 51733 Time Management (SBDC) June 7, 2017 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fee: $129 51432 Business …

Move-In Ready Space Now Available at Town Center Plaza

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Town Center Plaza, the premier open-air shopping venue of Leawood has a highly visible, move-in ready 3,000 square foot space available between Victoria’s Secret and Soma. If you have been looking for a turn-key, prime retail space, this is it! Town Center Plaza is also now discussing Back-to-School and Holiday pop-up leases with spaces anywhere from 1,000 square feet up …

Leawood Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live

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Leawood, KS was recently named as the best city to live in Kansas, and the 31st best city to live in the U.S., according to NICHE. (https://www.niche.com/) Ranking were based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities, found from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Click here to view the full list. …

Leawood’s Centriq Training Expands to St. Louis

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Leawood, KS Centriq Training (Centriq), the Kansas City area’s largest information technology training company, announces that it acquired St. Louis-based Premier Knowledge Solutions (PKS) in a transaction that closed on April 1. The combined firms create the largest IT training company in the Midwest. “Information technology professionals located in St. Louis, as well as throughout the region, will now have …

JCCC hosts seminars for Kansas Small Business Development Center

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April 2017 Seminars at the Kansas Small Business Development Center Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210 For additional information call the JCCC KSBDC at 913-469-3878 or go to www.jccc.edu/ksbdc Pre-registration is required. To register, call 913-469-2323 or go to www.jccc.edu/ksbdc. Select a training class and click Enroll. 50862 Business Basics: Conducting Market Research and Feasibility …

Aratana: Osteoarthritis drug for dogs could be a ‘blockbuster’

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Aratana Therapeutics Inc. CEO Dr. Steven St. Peter expects two of the company’s drugs to hit blockbuster status. With two products released to market since Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) was founded in 2010, and one pending, St. Peter outlined the market for each. So far, the company’s osteoarthritis treatment, Galliprant, might fetch the most. “We continue to think the product can …