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Folklore grant recipients announced

By Tere Siqueira Some small, Greater Kansas City area, Hispanic-owned businesses are receiving some funding to help them in their efforts to grow.Grants of $10,000 each are being awarded through the Folklore program to the following businesses: Joyeria Leon, Jose Fiesta Rental, La Cubana Restaurant, Taqueria Tres Hermanos, Kasanova Hair Studio, El Nopal, VIVE Brand […]

Labor Market Information Services Website Gets a Facelift

TOPEKA, KS – The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) is excited to announce the launch of our improved Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division website called Kansas Labor Information Center (KLIC), a dynamic platform designed to provide individuals, businesses, educators, and policymakers with essential data and resources for informed decision-making in the ever-evolving labor market.The […]

Top spots: Cozy coffee nooks

Commentary by Tere Siqueira In this latest edition of our column, where we at Dos Mundos guide you to the Kansas City area’s finest spots, we’re shining the spotlight on the area’s hidden coffee gems.Whether you want the perfect espresso, a cozy nook for your morning ritual or a vibrant spot for your coffee-fueled meetings, […]

Eastern Airlines to bring 165 jobs, $4.7-million investment to area

By Tere Siqueira One of the country’s oldest airlines is about to make Kansas City, Missouri, its home base.As multiple media outlets reported Feb. 21, Eastern Airlines has named Kansas City as the location for its new headquarters. Its current headquarters are in Wayne, Pennsylvania – an unincorporated Philadelphia suburb.“We did look at a number […]

KC BizCare launches small business support program

By Chara The KC BizCare Office has launched an initiative designed to provide financial assistance to small businesses: the Kansas City Small Business (SMB) Capital Programs.The office is offering the SMB Capital Programs through a partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City (EDCKC), the city of Kansas […]

Restaurant celebrates anniversary of bringing Monterrey flavor to KC

By Chara A Kansas City area, Monterrey-style Mexican restaurant chain is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.In 2018, Lino Perez and his wife, who had a long history of working in the restaurant industry, opened the first location of their chain, Patron Pollo N Beef, in Olathe, Kansas. Since then, the chain has expanded with […]

Dave says, Finance Column: It’s Not a Good Long-Term Plan

Dear Dave,My girlfriend’s parents are divorced, and they’re both in their early seventies. We talked the other night, and she’s thinking about buying them each life insurance policies. The only coverage her dad has is through his employer. Her mom has remarried, and she doesn’t have any life insurance at all. On top of this, […]

Demands for certain jobs expected in coming years, decades

Commentary by Tere Siqueira The landscape of work is undergoing a rapid transformation. Technological evolution, societal shifts and increasing environmental consciousness are redefining the nature of jobs, creating new opportunities and amplifying the demand for particular skills. Some of the areas expected to have job demands include the following: *Health and wellness: Recent global health […]

Valle Multiservice and Insurance hosts grand opening in Olathe

By Chara On June 8, Valle Multiservice and Insurance celebrated the grand opening of its Olathe, Kansas, location.Established by California-born Rachel Valle, the company has ties to J.C Harmon High School. It was while attending the Kansas City, Kansas, high school that Valle developed her skills and nurtured her desire to help people, she said.“I […]

Hearings on Evergy rate increase request underway

By Roberta PardoThe Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has started public hearings “to give Evergy customers an opportunity to learn more about the company’s rate increase request and to make comments before the commission,” per a July 6 KCC press release.The proposed increase — filed with the KCC in April — is an average monthly hike […]