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Local construction firm owner dies unexpectedly

A local construction company owner passed away unexpectedly last weekend in his Leawood home. Jim Kissick, who co-founded and owned Kissick Construction Co., was 68 years old. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 14, from 4-8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, followed by burial at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. There will then be a Celebration of Life following the burial from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Teresa’s Academy Gymnasium. (more…)

SBA’s new policies promise rural industry growth

Following several policy changes, the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s programs supported 658,000 American families in 2018, and its new online Lender Match feature has accrued 3 million hits and made over 168,000 connections between lenders and borrowers. (more…)

Symbia Logistics acquires Innovative Fulfillment Solutions

Innovative Fulfillment Solutions (IFS), an e-commerce fulfillment and logistics company that is celebrating its 20th year in business in Riverside, Mo., has been acquired by Symbia Logistics of Edwards, Colo.

IFS has been a pioneer in providing third-party fulfillment services to e-commerce companies since 1998, getting its start around the time that Amazon became a household name.  (more…)

Reporter joins Thinking Bigger staff

This week, I start work as a staff reporter for Thinking Bigger Inc., where I’ll provide editorial features and additional copy on everything small business in the Kansas City area. (more…)

Small Business Bootcamp will cover sales, management and more

Mid-Continent Public Library’s Square One Small Business Services will tackle some of the challenging issues of owning a business at an upcoming seminar.

Small Business Bootcamp will include talks on business growth, funding and using social media, as well as networking opportunities with local resource organizations that help small businesses. (more…)


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