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 …

Did You Know? statistics & the economic impact of the Johnson County Library

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Did You Know? – The Johnson County Library welcomes 4.3 million in-person & online visitors. – Circulates 3.6 million books. – Serves up 850,000 eBook, music, & video downloads. – Provides 500,000 hours of computer & internet access. – Offers nearly 5,000 programs attracting 138,000 attendees. – Hosts 26,000 hours of public meetings. – According to University of Kansas research, …

EXPANDED PARKING AT PINNACLE II, TREE SIZE REQUIREMENT CHANGES UNDER CONSIDERATION

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Leawood City Council meeting notes from Monday, July 18 at 7:30pm. Pinnacle Corporate Center II – Additional Deck on Parking Garage Approved The Council approved the addition of an additional level to the parking garage at Pinnacle Corporate Center II on Tomahawk Creek Parkway. In support of Leawood’s bicycle plan, they have also included racks for 12 bicycles in their …

KU Edwards Campus Offers Scholarships and Discounts to Federal Employees

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OVERLAND PARK — The Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board and the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park are teaming up to make undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs easily accessible and more affordable for many federal employees. Through this partnership with the federal government – the first of its kind in the Kansas City metro area – employees can …

Leawood Receives Top ISO Rating

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Effective June 1st, 2016, the City of Leawood has received a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). ISO is the leading supplier of statistical, underwriting, and actuarial information for the property/casualty insurance industry. Most insurers use the PPC classifications for underwriting and calculating premiums for residential, commercial and industrial properties. These findings allow insurance …

All Blue Valley High Schools Named To National List Of Best High Schools

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All five Blue Valley high schools were recently named to a list of best high schools compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Blue Valley North, Blue Valley High, Blue Valley Southwest, Blue Valley Northwest and Blue Valley West topped the Kansas high school list, ranking in five of the top six spots. All schools were also awarded a silver …

Bristol Seafood Grill Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary In Leawood

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The Bristol Seafood Grill has been an icon in the city since 1980, offering the area’s freshest premium seafood, an impressive selection of wines and handcrafted signature cocktails. The Bristol originally opened on the Country Club Plaza on April 9, 1980. It then moved to its current Town Center Plaza location in Leawood, KS in 1996. With the move, the …