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1. 1,000 Negro Citizens Proud of Their Clean, Attractive City; Race Relations Good 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...

2. 12th Street 12th Street 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...

3. 9 Need-To-Know Fast-Growth Companies 9 Need-To-Know Fast-Growth Companies August 2007 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...

4. A Tale of Tall Tapers A Tale of Tall Tapers December 1991 World-renowned candle company's tapers decorated "the stately room where Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed their countries' peace accord."

5. A Whole New Bag 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...

6. Advertising Cards Vertical Files 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.

7. Aid to Minority Groups in Data on Franchises 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...

8. Architectural Metal Firm Forges Expansion Architectural Metal Firm Forges Expansion February-March 2011 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...

9. Avenue Poised to be Region's International Marketplace 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...

10. Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur 2009;

11. Biography of Samuel Sosland (1886-1983), Publisher Biography of Samuel Sosland (1886-1983), Publisher 2009

12. Black 'Brothers' Share Dream 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...

13. Black Leaders Discount Quota Reversal 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...

14. Business Redefined Business Redefined August 2009 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...

15. Commodity Trader Relocating to KC 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...

16. Companies Work Together on Creative Flavor Combo 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...

17. Confederate Military History [and Extended Edition] 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...

18. Doings of the Committees: Committee on Civic Affairs Doings of the Committees: Committee on Civic Affairs February//1913 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."

19. Enduring Lessons: Survival of the Finest, KC's Oldest Firms 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;...

20. Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company 2003 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...