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40-Year-Old Skyscraper Goes On the Market in KC
February 24, 2005
The Commerce Tower is for sale. The 30-story building downtown is 40 years old and has 540,000 square feet. It is currently owned by Tower Properties Co. and no asking price is listed. Current tenants...
A New Engineer at Union Station
December 19, 2008
The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...
Brighter Outlook at Union Station
December 22, 2010
“The balance sheet as of the end of October showed a positive cash flow of more than $1.5 million and pointed to a robust end-of-the-year surplus – a first for the station that only managed to break...
Business Matters in Historic Northeast
December 1, 2004
The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception for the new Kansas City Police Chief, Jim Corwin. Other activities for the group are listed in this 2004 year-end report. Includes photograph...
Businessman and Civic Leader Jerome Cohen Dies at Age 89
Obituary for Jerome Cohen, an entrepreneur known for his humanitarian service and civic leadership. Cohen was a pioneer in the office machinery and document reproduction business, and was named Kansas...
Chamber Joins New Tenants at Station
January 12, 2011
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has moved to a space inside Union Station, along with similar organizations such as the Kansas City Area Development Council and Kansas City Area Life Sciences...
Chamber Split About Area Development
Northeast Chamber of Commerce is split over two plans of action for improving the image and market value of the Northeast area. Some want to build upon the neighborhood's unique and diverse environment...
Chamber's Year-End Report
Article includes highlights for the year 2002 for the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Includes report on new members as well as a listing of the Board of Directors and officers.
Civic leaders consider a regional alliance.
November 9, 2003
A group from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is studying a report submitted by Karen Pletz, the Chamber's board chairwoman. The report recommends creating a multi-county "regional alliance"...
October 24, 2011
Obituary for Clark Gerald Redick, attorney in the states of Ohio, Missouri, New York, and with the Supreme Court. He came to Kansas City in 1989 as Senior Vice President/Operations for the then Utilicorp...
Committing to Excellence
May 9, 2006
Review of the 10 contenders for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 2006 Small Business of the Year award. Notes about the trophy and companion article ''Winners--and Their Business Results--Varied...
Crime Diminishes Park's Glory
August 2, 2013
Article describes how drug and criminal activity has made Independence Plaza Park a dangerous place for children and residents of Northeast Kansas City. Past and current efforts of the Kansas City Parks...
First Crack At Learning Spanish
Both the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Historic Northeast Restoration Corporation have agreed to bring into the Northeast community a national program called Command Spanish. It is meant...
Grant Allows Chamber to Pursue Diversity
November 19, 2003
The Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, formed 10 years ago, is currently composed of around 100 members but lacking in minority membership. A $5,000 grant from Jackson County will help to pursue...
Heartland Sky Battles Ozone
Describes the creation of Heartland Sky, an initiative between MARC and the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce to improve air quality in the Kansas City region.
Independence Ave. Has Come a Long Way
July 21, 2013
Interview with Bobbi Baker-Huges, a Northeast Kansas City community activist. Baker-Hughes discusses her past efforts aimed at making Kansas City's Northeast neighborhoods safer as well as the recently...
Kansas City Leader Named as Head of National Hispanic Chamber
June 30 - July 6, 2005
Former Kansas City Attorney Michael Barrera, who once served as president of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, will serve as the new president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of...
Keeping Business Moving
February 9, 2005
Both the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department have started a pilot enforcement program to help with the security along Independence Avenue. The 90...
Photo and obituary for Kenneth Krakauer (1918-2001), a civic activist, golf historian, and "owner and President of Adler's a chain of women's specialty stores, founded in 1894, by his grandfather, Bernhard...
Lawyer Ready to Make Case for KC Chamber
November 14, 2012
Article announces that Russ Welsh, Chairman and CEO of the Polsinelli Shugart law firm, will serve as chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce in 2013. Welsh is interviewed and discusses...
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