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Governor comments on Horton Community Hospital closure, sends agency assistance

March 13, 2019

Following the closure Tuesday of Horton Community Hospital, Governor Laura Kelly extended assistance from her administration and highlighted the critical importance of community hospitals in rural Kansas. “I’m devastated for the community of Horton as …

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2019 Statewide Job Fair Boasts Impressive Turnout

March 12, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The 2019 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair took place at 11 different locations across the state with a sharp increase in participation over last year. This year’s Statewide Fair had a 114% increase …

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Registration Open for 2019 Community Development Block Grant Application Workshop

March 12, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Annual Community Development Block Grant Application Workshop will take place on April 18 in Salina, Kansas. This workshop is an opportunity for local officials, regional planning commissions, …

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Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council to present annual business awards

March 7, 2019

Overland Park, Kan., March 7, 2019 – The Overland Park Chamber Economic Development Council (OPEDC) will recognize three fast-growing companies and six commercial development and redevelopment projects at its twelfth annual Honors Lunch. The program …

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Applications Wanted for 2019 Business Appreciation Month

February 28, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2019 Business Appreciation Month Awards. The top nominees will be recognized at the Team Kansas awards banquet on June 4 at the …

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Lt. Governor and Secretary of Commerce Attending Rural Opportunities Conference, Registration Open

February 28, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – Registration is open for this year’s Kansas Rural Opportunities Conference in Dodge City. The Kansas Department of Commerce hosts this conference annually to provide useful information about rural Kansas living, as well …

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REMINDER: 2019 KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair is Next Week

February 27, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce, in partnership with KANSASWORKS, will host the KANSASWORKS Statewide Job Fair on March 7, 2019. The annual job fair will provide employers, veterans, and job seekers with …

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TransAm Trucking Technician Graduation this March, Workforce AID Assisted

February 26, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – With assistance from the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Workforce AID Program, several new trucking professionals will be entering the workforce this March. The TransAm Trucking and Freightliner Preventative Maintenance Inspection Technician graduation …

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Governor Kelly and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Congratulate Kevin Willmott

February 25, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission would like to congratulate Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott for winning the 2019 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Kevin was nominated for co-writing BlacKkKlansman with legendary …

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The Kansas Department of Commerce is Accepting Grant Applications for new Youth Service Initiatives

February 25, 2019

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting grant applications for youth services. Up to five grants will be awarded to eligible entities to provide innovative services to eligible in-school and out-of-school youth. …

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