Business

Road trip seeks to connect KU pharmacy students with independently owned pharmacies
January 7, 2015
The idea of one day owning and operating his own pharmacy appeals to Kansas University pharmacy student Jace Moore. “There’s not a bunch of overhead; you have a lot more autonomy,” he said. And, “It seems like you have a little more flexibility to do what’s best for the patient.” Wednesday through Friday, Moore will be among 18 KU pharmacy students on a tour to visit independently owned pharmacies in central and western Kansas. By Sara Shepherd
KU alumni, employees of Wichita firm raise $300K for new business school
09:21 a.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 09:38 p.m.
A Kansas University alumnus and his wife helped raise more than $300,000 toward the construction of the new KU School of Business building, KU announced Tuesday.
Kansas economists predict state will add 24,000 jobs in 2015
08:37 a.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 09:35 p.m.
Wichita State University economists expect Kansas to add more than 24,000 jobs in 2015, most of them in service positions such as professional or business services, health care or education.
Westar to submit rate increase in March; KCP&L files for 12.5 percent hike
January 5, 2015
Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light will both ask for rate increases for 2015 to recover some of the costs of environmental upgrades at the LaCygne power plant.
Business briefcase
December 28, 2014
Griffith Payments has relocated to 801 1/2 Massachusetts St., Suite 2. Griffith Payments provides credit card merchant account consulting services and free point-of-sale payment solutions for restaurants, bars, retail stores, non-profits and professional associations.
Funeral home debuts restored horsedrawn hearse
December 26, 2014
The daytime motorcade trundling through the streets behind a shiny black hearse, all with headlights on, is a hallmark of today’s funerals. But, of course, death predates cars and electric lights — and so do hearses. A Lawrence funeral home now has a vehicle for the deceased to be sent off in style from a bygone era: a horsedrawn hearse. By Sara Shepherd
Looking good: Branding KU is job of new marketing director
December 25, 2014
When it comes to selling Kansas University — to potential students, faculty, donors and others — looks do matter. Making sure KU has the right look is Gerald Holland’s job. By Sara Shepherd
Dow tops 18,000 points as U.S. economy surges ahead
December 23, 2014
In a year full of market milestones, Wall Street crushed a couple more Tuesday, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average past the 18,000-point mark for the first time and delivering the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its second record-high close in two days.
Business briefcase for Dec. 22
December 21, 2014
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with the AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, has named Kansas University’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning as one of the 10 charter members of the AIA Design and Health Research Consortium. The consortium will help fund basic research on how design affects public health.
Westar Energy ends fees for credit, debit cards
December 19, 2014
The largest electric company in Kansas says it is no longer charging a $2.95 fee to customers who use credit or debit cards to pay their monthly bills.
KU center releases report saying state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved
December 18, 2014
The state of banking in Kansas is greatly improved, a newly released report by the Kansas University Center for Banking Excellence indicates.
Westar moves ahead on wind amid debate
December 16, 2014
Kansas’ largest electric company announced plans Tuesday to buy power from a wind farm under development to meet a state renewable-energy mandate, as legislators prepared for another debate over repealing the requirement.
Business briefcase for Dec. 15
December 14, 2014
The Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community was recently recognized by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living for achieving all four of the AHCA and NCAL’s Quality Initiative goals.
KU partners with regional entrepreneurship program
December 14, 2014
Kansas University is partnering with a regional entrepreneur development program to translate more KU technologies into new products and startup companies, the university recently announced.
Lawrence man sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for filing false tax return
December 10, 2014
A 31-year-old Lawrence man was sentenced to 30 months – or two and a half years – in federal prison Wednesday for filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release.
Business briefcase for Dec. 8
December 7, 2014
Kansas University named Gerald Holland to lead its marketing communications team. Formerly with Hallmark Cards, is also a graduate of KU.
Jenkins blasts Obama as House passes compromise tax bill
December 3, 2014
The U.S. House passed a bill Wednesday providing one-year extensions of several business and individual tax credits and deductions after the White House threatened to veto a more extensive tax bill. But the battle over tax cuts is likely to resume in January when Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate.
Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs’ influence on hiring at KU
December 3, 2014
A student group investigating the Koch brothers’ influence on Kansas University has received some of the $1,800 worth of documents it requested from the university. Schuyler Kraus, KU senior and president of Students for a Sustainable Future, said that she believes the documents returned so far reinforce her group’s concern that the Kochs are buying their way into the university and spreading their political ideology under the guise of academia. School of Business representatives — including one of the faculty members students are looking into — dispute that theory. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase for Dec. 1
November 30, 2014
Lawrence Otolaryngology Associates has been identified as a “better performer” in a 2014 report from the Medical Group Management Association. This is the sixth year the locally owned medical practice received the designation.