Meeting Captain America
A 3-year-old named Becquer, who had recently overcome a rare form of eye cancer, got his wish fulfilled to go to Disney World and meet Captain America, thanks to the MoKan Carstar Business Group. The business group donated money raised through its annual fall invitational golf tournament to Make-A-Wish Kansas City.
“We chose Becquer because our hearts went out to the battle he has had with this rare form of cancer that could have taken his eyesight,” said Gerald Wicklund, a spokesman for the Carstar group.
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Howerton + White, an advertising agency with offices in Wichita and Kansas City, said it has added the Ambassador Hotel Collection as a client. The hotel, which began in Tulsa, now has properties in Kansas City, Wichita and Oklahoma City. Each hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Small business winners
Small business incubators in Lawrence and Topeka have been honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA recognized the Bioscience Technology Business Center in Lawrence and the 712 Innovations in Topeka as part of its first Growth Accelerator Fund competition. The SBA cited 50 organizations from 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each organization will receive $50,000 from the SBA.