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Kansas University’s Entrepreneurs@KU program won the Award of Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the national University Economic Development Association, KU announced Friday.
Communicating, interacting with donors in new ways is key theme
Kansas University Endowment’s Far Above fundraising campaign concludes in June 2016. Endowment is working on a plan for what will come next for the organization and expects to finalize its new five-year strategic plan, “Above and Beyond — Continuing the Momentum,” this spring. By Sara Shepherd
The challenge: Formulate a cohesive and catchy pitch for a business, inspire enough passion in a group of complete strangers to unite them around the idea, concoct a logical business plan, and get experts to buy in — all within a single weekend.
Greg Page, the executive chairman of Cargill Inc., will speak at Kansas State University in Manhattan on Oct. 12 about the economic impact of climate change on the world's food production. His talk also will be streamed live online.
Educational content maker McGraw-Hill Education plans to go public. Best known as a publisher of textbooks and instructional materials, the company is now investing heavily in developing digital content and technology.
Kansas' largest electric company reached an agreement Thursday with a consumer advocacy agency and other parties to scale back a proposed rate increase and postpone changes in charges for customers who install solar panels.
A solar advocacy group has raised concerns about the decision of Kansas regulators to limit the group's input over a large utility's plan to boost rates and change its billing structure.
Retiring business owners need successors, aspiring grads want to buy, KU's RedTire program helps fix them up
The KU School of Business' RedTire initiative — which KU believes is the only one of its kind in the country — connects small-town business owners who want to retire but have no one to take over with younger professionals who want to be their own bosses. RedTire launched in July 2012 and completed its first official sale, after months of study and negotiations, in February 2014. Three years in, RedTire is doing even better than initially hoped, said Wally Meyer, director of entrepreneurship programs at KU, who came up with the idea. “We’re thrilled.” By Sara Shepherd
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company's first new plant in 35 years.
KU Endowment nearing $60.5 million goal for business school, KU's most expensive privately funded building
Capitol Federal Hall construction to finish in 2016
Fundraising is all but complete for Kansas University’s most expensive privately funded academic building to date, according to KU Endowment. KU Endowment’s fundraising goal for Capitol Federal Hall, the new School of Business building on Naismith Drive, is $60.5 million, and the campaign has $3.4 million left to raise Endowment President Dale Seuferling said this month. By Sara Shepherd
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.