Business

Google Fiber attracting startups, creating nationwide buzz
February 27, 2013
If you want to know why Google Fiber is such a big deal, talk to Matthew Marcus.
Cerner’s move will impact all facets of business in Legends/West Village
February 27, 2013
Cerner Corporation has already changed the skyline of western Wyandotte County with the first of the twin nine-story towers rushing toward completion on its State Avenue campus. But area business leaders say the project has the potential to make greater changes to the county’s landscape and economy.
Casino revenues dip, but officials plan for growth
February 27, 2013
The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway may have gotten a slow start, but casino officials say they are right where they want to be.
Business owners share how to take the plunge, stay afloat
Building new business can be challenging
July 25, 2012
With a dream, a rented building and only $2,000 in savings, Tamara Hudson turned in her two-weeks notice at her job as a manager for Victoria’s Secret.
Food: One of region’s last family dairies hopes retail will help bottom line
July 18, 2012
When his father and uncles ceased their milking operation on the family dairy farm in 1972, Tim Iwig embarked on his own one-boy fresh-milk enterprise. Then only 12 or 13, he kept several heifers, milked them daily and recruited customers. Even if no one was home, they could pull into the driveway, walk into the barn, leave their money in a pan and take their milk.
Bottoms up: Housing prices on rebound
July 17, 2012
Darin and Joy Hall bought their four-bedroom Shawnee home for $173,000 eight years ago and invested another $40,000 in a new roof, granite countertops and other updates.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
Douglas County district attorney reviewing complaints about home security company’s door-to-door tactics
May 25, 2012
Prosecutors have received information that solicitors said to be representing Devcon Security were claiming to be with a resident’s current security company to try to gain access inside people’s homes
10 jobs eliminated at Journal-World, weekly newspapers
05:00 p.m., January 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Ten jobs in the news and advertising departments are being eliminated at the Lawrence Journal-World and its sister news operations, managers told employees Thursday.
Jeweler has offered to mount 100-year-old diamond found in Salvation Army kettle
Unusual donation turned up at Shawnee Walmart
12:50 p.m., December 8, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A Salvation Army kettle from Shawnee turned up a sparkly surprise when workers opened it to count the day’s donations.
Smaller communities in Douglas County selected to receive business expansion funds
November 15, 2011
Baldwin City, Eudora and Lecompton were selected Monday as 2011 Entrepreneurship Communities through NetWork Kansas.
Hollywood Casino taking shape
October 12, 2011
It is five months away, but the buzz about the opening of the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is definitely in the air.
Estimated 9,000 visitors turn out for rare look inside GM’s Fairfax plant
September 29, 2011
Being at the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant brought back fond memories for Joe Wells of Liberty, Mo.
Information session to go over job openings at VHA call center
September 13, 2011
Workforce Partnership, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will play host to “Insights from the Inside” — an information session going over job openings at the Veterans Health Administration Call Center in Leavenworth.