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KC-connected startup Onward scores exclusive spot in NY fintech lab

A startup with ties to Kansas City recently won a spot in the New York-based Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab). 

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Onward Financial Inc. founder Ronnie Washington graduated from NBKC’s FountainCity Fintech accelerator in December and has continued to do work out of Kansas City.

“It’s really, really exciting,” Washington said about winning the position. “I just received the news on Tuesday, so this week has just been crazy.” (more…)

ProfessionalChats acquired by Oregon company

Lee’s Summit-based ProfessionalChats has been acquired by Ruby Receptionists, a live receptionist service based in Portland, Ore., that serves thousands of small businesses across North America. (more…)

Home interior store Nell Hill’s changes ownership

Nell Hill’s, the home décor and furnishings store at 4101 N. Mulberry Dr., is now under new ownership.

Its founder and owner for 37 years, Mary Carol Garrity, announced in a company blog post that the transition marks the end of “one of the most rewarding chapters of my life.”

Garrity sold the business to Kansas City couple Brandon and Katie Laughridge. To assist with transition, Garrity plans to stay on through 2019. (more…)

RE closing its doors in West Bottoms, opens new location

After seven years in the West Bottoms, family-owned home décor and furnishings store RE (previously known as Restoration Emporium) will close its original store location the third week of January.

A new location in the Crossroads Arts District opened in December at 1717 Washington St. (more…)


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