Don Kahan’s Half Century of Selling Cars, Giving Back

by John Beaudoin Don Kahan has said that his “location became my vocation.” That’s because the 50-plus-year resident and auto expert has literally lived over his dealership since the 1970s, just a few short years after moving to Lee’s Summit and opening up in...

LSEDC Development Update

by Rick McDowellThe Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council is best known for its mission of promoting and enhancing the City of Lee’s Summit as a model community for economic innovation and growth. LSEDC typically makes headlines for its role in...

Four generations of family owned business

by Heather ThompsonI had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Mike Smith, president of Twin Lakes, for an afternoon of stories. Born a business man, he encourages that in life and business, you just have to treat people the way you want to be treated.There is...

Summit Lanes Celebrates 50 Years of Family Fun

by Heather ThompsonWhile much surrounding the outside of Summit Lanes bowling alley has changed over the last fifty-plus years, the people on the inside have remained right along with the changes. The building itself was constructed in 1957, at least half the size of...

Hiring the Right Person: Tips for finding the right fit

by Liesl HaysMost businesses recognize the importance of hiring the right person, but day-to-day demands leave little time to focus on strategic recruiting. It is estimated the cost of recruiting, onboarding and hiring a new employee is $240,000 (SHRM, 2017). This...
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