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GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: U.S. Senate Confirms: Kansas City's Crosby Kemper III Will Head National Library Agency

Crosby Kemper III, who helped redefine the role of public libraries in nearly 15 years as executive director of the Kansas City Public Library, is assuming leadership of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: KC Chamber Service Day - Sydney Wickliffe

Sydney Wickliffe, the KC Chamber’s Events Coordinator, recently spent a day in the community doing service work at Olathe South High School.

BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE LLC: Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes Ryan O'Grady in KC

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice welcomes Ryan O’Grady to the firm’s Kansas City office.

ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP: Armstrong Teasdale Welcomes Eight Associates

Eight associates have joined Armstrong Teasdale's offices in Philadelphia, Denver and St. Louis: Jennifer Berger, Kenneth Bergman, Nicholas Beulick, Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch, Ashleigh Kaspari, Colleen Kinsey, Rashel Pack and Kathryn Redmond.

GREATER ST. CHARLES COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: McBride Named 2019-2020 NACCTFO President

Michelle McBride, St. Charles County Collector of Revenue, was recently installed as the 2019-2020 President of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers (NACCTFO).

BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE LLC: Angela Higgins Named Marketing Chair of Insurance Practice Group

Angela Higgins has been named the Marketing Chair of ALFA International’s Insurance Practice Group, where she will help set defined long-term business development goals for the group and facilitate action on those goals.

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CEO of AdamsGabbert® Appointed Chair of Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas Governing Board

Denise Kruse, CEO and owner of AdamsGabbert, has been appointed as Chair of the Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas Governing Board. Kruse succeeds David Putz who recently resigned after serving four years with the local chapter and helped grant over 419 wishes last year.

BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE LLC: Elizabeth Miller Joins Kansas City Office of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

Elizabeth “Betsy” Miller joins the firm’s Kansas City office as a civil defense litigation associate, with an emphasis in the areas of personal injury, products liability, and class action and multidistrict litigation.

CAPE GIRARDEAU AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: MRV Banks Hires Neil Winking as IT Systems and Security Manager

MRV Banks President and CEO Doug Watson announced the hiring of Neil Winking as MRV Banks new IT Systems and Security Manager.

Analysis: Caddo County posts 103rd highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 511 properties in Caddo County started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 103rd highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: St. Louis area posts 51st highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 640 properties in the St. Louis area started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 51st highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan statistical areas nationwide, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

Analysis: Missouri posts 28th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 1,199 properties in Missouri started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year -- the 28th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Chiefs Promote Anne Scharf to Vice President of Hunt Family Foundation and Civic Affairs

On Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that Anne Scharf has been promoted to Vice President of Hunt Family Foundation and Civic Affairs.

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Berneking Named Woman of Distinction by American Heart Association

Pam Berneking, Chief Operating Officer of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, is being honored as the 2019 Woman of Distinction for the Go Red for Women movement in Kansas City.

Analysis: zip code 64128 in Kansas City has 17th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 64128 zip code area was 888 in the third quarter of 2018, an 11-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Home Builders Association Announces New Executive Vice President

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is pleased to announce the selection of William Ruder as its new executive vice president, effective immediately.

Analysis: 3 Missouri medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Three Missouri medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

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