Chamber Blog

Preliminary Plans for the Redevelopment of Ranchmart North Approved

Preliminary Plans for the Redevelopment of Ranchmart North Approved Leawood Planning Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday, October 23, to approve preliminary plans for the redevelopment of the Ranch Mart North shopping center. Renderings and preliminary plan details reveal the project would include a complete replacement of the main building’s facade, a new...

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Shake Shack plans to open at Town Center

Shake Shack plans to open at Town Center Shake Shack is planning its first location in Kansas at Town Center Plaza in Leawood. On Tuesday night, the Planning Commission approved plans for the demolition of the existing On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina building (which closed in October) and its replacement with two buildings – one which would be a...

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Leawood Amends Ordinances for Online Wholesalers

Leawood Amends Ordinances for Online Wholesalers Expanding on a recent ordinance amendment for truck wholesalers whose transactions do not involve physical delivery of vehicles, the Leawood City Council has expanded the definition of online wholesalers to include any businesses that do not physically have inventory at their location. Previously, wholesalers were...

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A Key to Business Success!

The Chamber hosted our quarterly Member Connections Workshop today, and as we went around the room learning more about each of our new member businesses and current member new employees, I was happy to hear a consistent theme. While they all wanted to make new connections for their business, they all want to help others succeed as well.  We’re definitely moving away...

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Dr Fulton Addresses Chamber Representatives in Shawnee Mission School District

Dr Fulton Addresses Chamber Representatives in Shawnee Mission School District I had the pleasure today of meeting Dr. Mike Fulton, the new Superintendent for the Shawnee Mission School District, at a gathering of Chamber representatives from the majority of the cities served by Shawnee Mission. Dr. Fulton brings 23 years’ experience from his previous community in...

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Mark Your Calendars for A Taste of Leawood

Mark Your Calendars for A Taste of Leawood Saturday, Sept. 15, marks the 21st annual A Taste of Leawood, and this year’s lineup looks better than ever. Local chefs from throughout the city are in planning mode, preparing to roll up their chef’s whites to create innovative and delicious bites for this exclusive outdoor event. The 2018 celebration returns to Town...

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