Leawood Ranks 19th Best City for Money-Management Skills in U.S.

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WalletHub ranks the 2017’s Best & Worst Cities at Money Management Money management is a life skill that unfortunately doesn’t come with a standard manual. If it did and we all followed the rules, everyone would have flawless credit and no debt. But a survey of consumer financial literacy reflects a growing need for financial instruction in U.S. households. Only …

MHC Earns 2016 Kenworth Medium Duty Dealer of the Year Award

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Feb. 23, 2017 — MHC’s Texas region received the prestigious 2016 Kenworth North American Medium Duty Dealer of the Year award for achieving an outstanding year of sales and increasing market share. This is the second time MHC Kenworth – Texas has earned the award, and encompasses 11 locations* that span Texas and New Mexico. The award is …

West Bottoms business moves into Leawood retail location

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Restoration Emporium, which is a vintage-inspired retailer that is based out of the West Bottoms, officially has a third location in Leawood’s Park Place. According to The Kansas City Star, the store signed a permanent lease for a space at 11543 Ash St. that it previously used as a holiday pop-up store. Jeff Huff, along with his wife, Chrysalyn, first …

Blooom raises $9.15M, surpasses $500M in AUM

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Reported by James Dornbrook, Kansas City Business Journal. Feb 6, 2017, 2:13pm CST.   Leawood-based Blooom raised $9.15 million in Series B financing, giving it the resources necessary to boost its marketing to reach more of its target audience of middle-class workers and grow even faster. The company announced Monday that it nearly doubled its assets under management in the past six …

Kansas is awarded STEP Grant funds -the cost of export training is reduced by 75% to only $49!

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Great news from the Kansas Department of Commerce: “Kansas has been chosen as a recipient of a 2016 STEP (State Trade and Export Promotion) Grant in support of the KSBDC’s Riddle of the Exporter training events. Twenty funding opportunities will be made available to eligible Kansas small businesses. Each participating company will receive $150 in assistance toward the training program …

JCCC receives grant to train veterans in truck-driving program

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Johnson County Community is one of seven technical and community colleges across the nation to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The $104,376 grant will provide full-ride scholarships for up to 25 veterans and their immediate families to complete the 10-week Professional Truck Driving Program at JCCC. The program, which leads to …