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//1988 (1899 in First ...
1,000 Negro Citizens Proud of Their Clean, Attractive City; Race Relations Good
Photos and article about the business and social conditions in the town of Chanute, Kansas, located "approximately midway between Kansas City, Mo. and Tulsa, Okla." Profiled are "three major business enterprises...
September 22, 1950
Numerous photos and captions about the diversity of types of places and walks of life along the entire stretch of 12th Street in Kansas City, including Craig's Gay 90's Bar, Time to Read bookstore, the...
9 Need-To-Know Fast-Growth Companies
Article profiles nine Kansas City companies that have the potential to be billion-dollar successes: LaGarde, Bats Trading, Handmark, Punch! Software, Freightquote, Positive Networks, Boulevard Brewing...
A Tale of Tall Tapers
World-renowned candle company's tapers decorated "the stately room where Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed their countries' peace accord."
A Whole New Bag
May 25-31, 2007
Central Bag Co. located in Kansas City, Missouri, at 1323 W. 13th Street, distributes and manufactures bags and other packaging. It employs 45 people. Central Bag has been at its current location since...
Advertising Cards Vertical Files
These business or company name vertical files for the advertising cards from the late nineteenth century (circa 1880s-1900) have information about the company or business or people involved.
Aid to Minority Groups in Data on Franchises
February 17, 1965
News article about the "new service to provide members of minority groups with information about business franchise opportunities," announced by the Kansas City field office of the Commerce Department...
Architectural Metal Firm Forges Expansion
Article describes Zahner's newly expanded manufacturing plant at 8th Street and Paseo as well as the company's success in using metal in art and architecture. Zahner began business in 1897 as an architectural...
Avenue Poised to be Region's International Marketplace
September 24, 2008
Article reports on the growing number of ethnic businesses along Independence Avenue and the potential for the corridor to become "Kansas City's premier international marketplace for the region;" this...
Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur
Biography of Samuel Sosland (1886-1983), Publisher
Black 'Brothers' Share Dream
July 19, 1968
Photo and article about the African American-owned business enterprise "Brothers International, a hamburger, black art, protest-poster, and occasional clothing shop at 1701 North Seventh Street, Kansas...
Black Leaders Discount Quota Reversal
February 5, 1984
News article about the "downplaying" by Kansas City black leaders of "the effect of the recent reversal of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the use of racial quotas to remedy discrimination." The...
Spotlight on Kansas City's Top 10 companies for 2009: Children's Mercy Hospital, Colormark Printing, Cafe Trio, Teva Neuroscience, DLR Group, H.M.S. Beagle, Highland Outdoor, Lockton, University of Kansas...
Commodity Trader Relocating to KC
February 17, 2011
Short article stating Touton USA Ltd., a French commodity trading company, is moving its North American headquarters from Indiana in late March to Kansas City. "The company will move into leased space...
Companies Work Together on Creative Flavor Combo
March 30, 2011
Original Juan Specialty Foods and the Roasterie have collaborated on the Super Tuscan Coffee Barbeque Sauce. The Kansas City companies developed the product over an eight-month span and began selling it...
Confederate Military History [and Extended Edition]
//1988 (1899 in first edition)
Biographical sketch of Robert Drennon, a Confederate veteran born in Kentucky in 1840 and moving to Kansas City in 1869, "a notable success in his business enterprises" with "the exception of three years...
Doings of the Committees: Committee on Civic Affairs
Two paragraphs on "[o]ne of Kansas City's new business enterprises. ..the Midland Flexotile Company, which recently opened an office and salesroom at 206 East Fourth Street."
Enduring Lessons: Survival of the Finest, KC's Oldest Firms
January 2, 2007
Several articles about some of Kansas City's oldest companies. "Where Vision Meets Know-How" highlights six of Kansas City's oldest businesses, including Cullum & Brown; Kessinger/Hunter & Co.; Rau Construction;...
Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company
Profile of the history of the Kansas City-based Faultless Starch Company. Major Thomas Beaham, originally from Ohio, moved to Kansas City in 1886. In 1891 he bought out his partner of the Beaham & Moffitt...
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