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2001 Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards
Photos and article about the winners of the 2001 Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the Valencia Place dome, the Rockhurst...
9 More in the Hot Seat: AllPro Construction
Photo and description of Georgia Buchanan, owner of All Pro Construction or AllPro Construction, Incorporated, established in 1987 by her late husband and former All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs football...
9 More in the Hot Seat: Bijin Salon and Day Spa
Photo and description of the Bijin Salon and Day Spa, one of the top 10 small businesses in Greater Kansas City, established in 1988 by Connie Suss and Mary Jane Van de Castle, joined in 1998 by fellow...
9 More in the Hot Seat: Carter Broadcast Group
Photo and description of Mike Carter, general manager, and together with his wife Mildred, owners of the Carter Broadcast Group, "the parent company for KPRS 'Hot 103 JAMZ' and KPRT 'Today's Gospel 1590,'"...
9 More in the Hot Seat: FirstGuard Health Plan
Photo and description of Joy Wheeler, executive director of FirstGuard Health Plan, a "for-profit subsidiary of the Model Cities Health Corporation of Kansas City, established in 1995.
9 More in the Hot Seat: FishNet Security
Photo and description of Gary Fish, president, and together with his wife Mary Fish, owners of FishNet Security, a "company offer[ing] network security consulting" established in 1997, with Gary entering...
9 More in the Hot Seat: LaserCycle
Photo and description of Rick Krska, owner and president of LaserCycle, Incorporated, a business "recycl[ing] laser toner and inkjet cartridges. ..provid[ing] consumers a more economical and ecologically...
9 More in the Hot Seat: PAYDATA
Photo and description of Drew Hiss, president and owner with his wife Sara Hiss of Paydata or PAYDATA, a business "provid[ing] payroll processing, as well as personnel data services on an outsource basis,"...
9 More in the Hot Seat: The Management Network Group
Photo and description of Rich Nespola, head of the Management Network Group, established in 1990, providing "consulting services to the global telecommunications industry."
9 More in the Hot Seat: The Sunflower Group
Photo and description of Dan Garberg, founder and president of the Sunflower Group, a company "provid[ing] sampling of products via newspaper delivery," store demonstrations, and the Internet, established...
A Conversation with . . . Bob Bernstein
June 1, 2003
Interview with Bob Bernstein, co-founder, with Skip Rein, of Bernstein-Rein Advertising.
A Conversation with . . . Gary Forsee
Interview with Gary Forsee, who replaced Bill Esrey as CEO of Sprint in 2003 during a period of turmoil for the company. Introductory material in the article provides a brief synopsis of the history of...
A Conversation with . . . Jeff Comment
November 1, 2002
Profile and interview of Jeff Comment, 2002 Chairman of the Board for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Helzberg Diamonds executive.
A Conversation with . . . Mark Ernst
August 1, 2003
Interview with Mark Ernst, president and chief executive officer of H & R Block.
A Conversation with . . . Ron Pressman
Interview with Ron Pressman, president and CEO of Employers Reinsurance Corporation. Formed in 1914, the company saw tremendous growth in the 1980's and 90's, becoming a global business.
A Conversation with. ..Bill Lucas: Chamber Chairman of the Board Looks Back on Year at the Helm
Photos and biographical article about Bill Lucas, "chairman [of] the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors" and "president of Crown Center Redevelopment," coming to Kansas City in...
A Conversation with. ..Carl Peterson
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Carl Peterson, "president and chief executive officer" of the Kansas City Chiefs since 1989 and known as "a marketing genius" (page 8) making Arrowhead...
A Conversation with. ..Henry Bloch
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Henry Bloch, founder of the H & R Block national tax accounting business based in Kansas City in 1946 with offices at Main and Westport Roads.
A Conversation with. ..Rich Hastings
November 1, 2001
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Rich Hastings, chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and retiring "president and chief executive officer of Saint Luke's-Shawnee Mission...
A Conversation with---Emil Lansu
Emil Lansu of Bayer Corporation talks about his company's commitment to Kansas City and upcoming construction here.
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