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'She Got the Job Done': Millionaire Hudson Dies
Biography of Mary Hudson, "a self-made multimillionaire who succeeded in a man's world of oil, land and cattle." Her oil company was established in 1933 at 25th and Broadway Boulevard and grew until Hudson...
1980s Description of Kansas City
Brochure aimed at business executives considering Kansas City for location.
A Day in the Life of a CEO
Literally a chronology of a day in the life of Terry Jarvis, chief executive officer of the Jones Store Company since 1978, characterizing the company's business operations. Description of Jarvis's life...
African American Role Models in the KC Economy
Article about black-owned businesses in Kansas City and the achievements of their owners, including Ollie Gates of Gates Bar-B-Q, Michael Carter of Carter Broadcasting Group, and Barbara Buchanan of All...
Bert Berkley: Unflappable Chief of Tension Envelope
May 1, 1979
Article about Bert Berkley, president of Tension Envelope corporation in Kansas City since 1962, describing his career and the history of the company at 819 East 19th Street, started by his father, E....
Border War Breakdown
March 1-7, 2013
Article on the effects of the economic Border War taking place between Missouri and Kansas. Both Missouri and Kansas have used tax incentives as a way to attract Kansas City area businesses across state...
Building a Legacy: Celebrating Ten Years of Ingram's 40
Annual list of 40 high achievers under age forty. Also includes photos and list of past young leaders selected over the last ten years.
Business Patterns in the Growth of a Midwestern City: The Kansas City Business Community before the Civil War
Descriptions of numerous early businesses and merchants in Kansas City before the Civil War (antebellum), including Charles Kearney (founder of "the largest prewar wholesale grocery house in Kansas City")...
Business: He Runs a Profitable Airline
Story of the success of Frontier Airlines, headed by president A. L. Feldman and based in Denver, in the midst of an industry-wide recession, with photo and history of its ties to Kansas City.
Article about the growing trend of women in upper positions as bankers.
CEOs: The Leaders of the Leaders
Lists of top business executives.
Codeblue: The Prognosis for Health care in Metropolitan Kansas City
Article describes problems faced by Kansas City area health systems and hospitals. Includes statements and photographs of four area health system chief executive officers: John Bluford of Truman Medical...
Cover Story: Velvet Steamroller
Photos and biographical article about Jennings Jay Newcom, 50-year-old "chairman of the Business Law Division of Shook Hardy & Bacon" and "a player in some of the biggest, highest-profile corporate transactions...
David Stanley, Executive of the Year: Hammering Out Plans for Payless Cashways
Article outlining the success of the "building products retailer" thanks to its CEO (chief executive officer) David Stanley, located at One Pershing Square.
Deaths: Miss Elizabeth Weyer
Obituary for Miss Elizabeth Weyer, " 74, president of George H. Weyer, Inc., 1219 Main street" with residence at 229 Ward Parkway. Native of Saint Joseph and "president of the firm [founded by her father...
Deramus Elected K. C. S. President
Article reviewing the presidential careers of outgoing Charles Couch and incoming William Deramus II, with a brief description of the railroad's operations.
Dictionary of Missouri Biography
Biographical information about William Kemper, Sr. (1865-1938), the "[p]rogenitor of two of Missouri's most prominent banking families" and a powerful business executive of other Kansas City industries....
Does Your Banker Wear Lipstick?
Article about local women in upper positions as bankers, a recent phenomenon at the time.
Downtown Kansas City at the Crossroads
Special section of the issue focusing on Downtown, examining its most pressing issues for survival and growth as a business district, and to a lesser extent as a residential district. Includes its prestige...
EE 2000 [and] EE 2000 Lineup
Photos and articles about the "EE 2000 expo" (Energizing Entrepreneurs exposition) in Kansas City supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and held in Bartle Hall in 2000. Profiles of local participants...
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