By Miranda Davis – Specials Editor, Kansas City Business Journal Jan 11, 2018, 11:36am CST Updated Jan 11, 2018, 11:47am CST Visit KC CEO Ronnie Burt has resigned from the organization following a December lawsuit that alleged he had harassed and bullied female employees. Burt's resignation is effective Jan. 31, according to a release from Visit KC. The lawsuit against Burt, filed by Janette Barron, was settled Sunday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Education Corp. of America, a for-profit chain of colleges, will acquire 14 campuses from Vatterott Educational Centers Inc., which operates two private accredited colleges in Kansas City. Kansas City Vatterott, a trade college at 4131 N. Corrington Ave., and L'Ecole Culinaire, a culinary school at 310 Ward Parkway, will remain open and are two of the 14 Vatterott schools that ECA is acquiring. ECA currently has no locations in Kansas or Missouri.
The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors will gain new territory in 2018: It's merging with its St. Joseph counterpart in a move that started Jan. 1. The expansion will add nine counties to the Kansas City region, and 250 St. Joseph-area Realtors will join KCRAR. "We have been discussing the possibility of a merger for years," KCRAR CEO Kipp Cooper said in a release.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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