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It was a bit of déjà vu Friday morning for Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. One of the first things she did after coming to KU in 2009, she remembered, was to stick a shovel into a hillside on the university’s West Campus to mark the groundbreaking for a new business incubator. On Friday, she was there again to do much the same thing. By Matt Erickson
A Kansas Bioscience Authority committee Monday approved about $1.8 million in investments and loans for three different companies, including manufacturers of biodegradable plastics and medicine capsules for livestock. By Matt Erickson
Miles Schnaer gave up a trip to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia on Wednesday to see what was in the envelope. He’s glad he did, because Schnaer’s Crown Toyota, Scion, Volkswagen dealership was named the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s business of the year on Wednesday evening. By Chad Lawhorn
Business briefcase for May 6, 2013.
Lawrence man Ryan Banning is in every sense of the word an entrepreneur. For more than a decade, Banning, 36, has operated his own business, Ryan’s Vending Service, managing a dozen or so vending machines in Lawrence. Ryan, who has Down syndrome, needs a little help with his business, explains his mom, Martha. A job coach drives him to the locations, and Ryan’s father, Bob, helps run the financial side of the business. But the bottom line: Ryan’s Vending Service turns a profit. By Shaun Hittle
Business briefcase for April 29, 2013.
Business briefcase for April 22, 2013.
Collecting public input to help draft a strategic plan for the new Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission was the goal of a meeting Thursday night in Lawrence. Not surprisingly, “Go back to the way things were when Kansas funded the arts” was a common theme. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase for Feb.25, 2013.
The Lawrence Home Builders Association is hosting the annual Lawrence Home Show Friday through Sunday at Crown Toyota Pavilion, 3430 S. Iowa St., for people interested in home improvement ideas, trends and services. By Meagan Thomas
We are looking at hot temperatures across the region today with a high of 92 degrees and a heat index pushing 100 degrees. Look for clouds and area thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon and evening. The wind will ...
Black Friday shoppers descended on area stores from Thursday midnight to early Friday morning, looking for those special deals.
Bev Billings speaks on behalf of the late Bob Billings, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011
Bev Billings, widow of the late Bob Billings, co-founder of Alvamar Inc., discusses how Bob Billings likely would have reacted to bring named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. Bev Billings answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.
Jim Owens, a former Lawrence mayor and former co-owner of Owens Flower Shop, discusses what it feels like to be named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.
Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.
Shirley Martin-Smith, a former Lawrence mayor who owns the local Adecco franchise and Martin-Smith Personnel Services in Lawrence, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. She answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.
Americans have spent more than $17 billion online this holiday season. While that may be good news for the nation's economy, it can have a negative effect here in Lawrence.
Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.
A Manhattan t-shirt shop has been turning a good profit thanks to a promising start to K-State's season. Fans go the extra mile to try to be creative when they know they'll be playing against KU.
Development outside the Basehor area has city residents hoping for growth. A Dollar General store is currently being built in the area and should be finished by the middle of the summer.
Local consumers were out in force Friday morning for Black Friday deals. Residents began lining up outside various stores about 4 a.m. to find shopping deals.