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 …

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Breaks Ground on Hospital Expansion and Renovation

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To meet the community’s growing need for specialized orthopedic care, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute—the region’s only dedicated orthopedic hospital—has broken ground on a new hospital expansion project. Construction officially began last month and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018. Plans include adding more than 22,000 square feet of new hospital space, as well as renovations to …

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 …

Mayor Peggy Dunn Delivers Her State of the City Address

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Leawood, KS02/02/2017 02:00 PM Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Mayor Dunn gave her annual State of the City address at The Lodge at Ironwoods Park. Here are some of the highlights. To read Mayor Dunn’s full address, click here. Leawood is the number one “safest City” in the State of Kansas, according to BackgroundChecks.org. WalletHub analyzed almost 1,300 U.S. cities with …

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 …

Park Place Update: 02/09/2017

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Signage – late last year the Leawood City Council gave approval for Park Place to install new monument signs, some in-development wayfinding signage, and signage for 801 Chophouse facing Nall. Expect to see much of this signage in place in March 2017. New Tenants – There are three new retail tenant leases that have been signed. Stay tuned for an …

Preliminary Plan Approved for Element Hotel

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January 24, 2017 Leawood, KS: The Leawood Planning Commission unanimously approved a preliminary plan for a new 110 room Element Hotel to be located in the Cornerstone Development at 135th & Nall in Leawood, KS. The plan will now move on to the full City Council meeting on February 20, 2017. To sign up to receive Leawood City Council meeting …

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 …