Barack Obama talks about ‘shaking trees’ in visit to UCM

Toriano Porter – Lee’s Summit Journal

President Barack ObamaThe historic visit July 24 by President Barack Obama to the University of Central Missouri to tout the university’s partnership with metro area businesses, Metropolitan Community College and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District was met with unbridled enthusiasm by most of the nearly dozen-and-a-half students enrolled in the program at Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit.

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Why Obama will tout the Missouri Innovation Campus on Wednesday

Autumn MorningSky – Kansas City Business Journal

During President Barack Obama’s visit to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., on Wednesday, 17 students will sit behind him on stage as a representation of a new class of students jumping on board a streamlined path to their career.

Obama plans to tout a new program those 17 students are involved in. It’s designed by the University of Central Missouri, Metropolitan Community College and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, and falls in line with Obama’s goal to reduce the costs of education and get students ready for the workforce.

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Automated Motion expected to create 14 new full-time jobs

Lee’s Summit Journal

Lee’s Summit-based Automated Motion, Inc., an engineering and manufacturing company, will be expanding its Lee’s Summit facility.

The expansion was announced in June.

According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the expansion includes a $1,648,000 capital investment and is expected to create 14 new full-time jobs.

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Annual EDC luncheon brings laughter, serious business

Toriano Porter – Lee’s Summit Journal

The jokes flowed and the scripts flew at the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council’s annual meeting, but in the end the organization’s new chair brought a rather interesting take on how to move forward with economic development in the city.

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Saint Luke’s ranks in the top 10 nationally for patient satisfaction

Brianne Pfannenstiel Reporter- Kansas City Business Journal

In a comparison of hospital systems nationwide, Saint Luke’s Health System has found itself among the top 10 based on its patient satisfaction scores — scores that are beginning to affect hospitals’ bottom lines.

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Mark Dickey, IOM of Lee’s Summit Chamber Graduates from Institute for Organization Management A Leadership Training Program Produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Mark DickeyWASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Mark Dickey, IOM, vice president, of the Lee’s Summit Chamber, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.

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Lee’s Summit Medical Center CEO Jackie Desouza Named Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare

Lee’s Summit Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System-Kansas City’s largest healthcare network-announced that Lee’s Summit Medical Center CEO Jackie DeSouza has been named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. The list was published Apr. 7 on Modern Healthcare’s web site and in its April 9 print edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

Those selected to the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare are chosen by a panel of judges from applications submitted to Modern Healthcare. Candidates selected must have successfully served as a leader in a healthcare organization, shown the ability or power to effect change in the healthcare industry, demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field, served as a role model or mentor to other minority healthcare executives, and assumed a leadership position in the industry outside their organization.

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CE2L Recognized as Rising Star of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Recently the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC) and the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) selected LSEDC investor, ce2lTM, an accredited energy and environmental testing company, as one of the Rising Stars of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for 2012. ce2l was among 22 outstanding small businesses in Missouri honored by members of the General Assembly on January 19, at a business showcase in Jefferson City. ce2l also received a legislative resolution, honoring its impact on the economic development of the state.

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