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Business expo set

for Wednesday

The Independence Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Mini Business Expo & Networking” event. It’s from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River at 20301 E. Missouri 78, Independence. Businesses and other organizations will have brochures, samples and other items to promote themselves. The public can attend for free.

Stewardship Capital

hires Tammy Walker

Tammy Walker has joined our Stewardship Capital Ltd. as client services director.

Walker has worked 13 years in the banking industry, including the last two at a bank in Blue Springs. Reach her at 816-833-6650 or 

Stewardship Capital, founded in 1998, is based in Independence. It manages approximately $50 million in assets. 

Tastefully Simple

promotes local woman

Pam Kosewick of Blue Springs has been named a  team leader with Tastefully Simple, a direct seller of gourmet foods. Kosewick earned the promotion through sales achievements and by adding consultants to the team. For more information, contact her at

Former resident

wins green award

Carly Wansing, formerly of Independence, has been awarded the “Green Star Award for Individual Contribution” by the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

The award is given to an individual, company or project promoting sustainable design and construction. Wansing was one of the first intern architects with Street Dixon Rick Architecture to become accredited in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Further information is at

Costco sales lower

Costco has reported lower quarterly and annual sales.

Sales for the 16 weeks ending Aug. 30 were $21.89 billion, down 3 percent from $22.63 billion in the same quarter of 2008. For the fiscal year ending Aug. 31 were $69.89 billion, a 2 percent drop from $70.98 billion in 2008. The company, based in Issaquah, Wash., has more than 500 stores, including one at 19040 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence.

– Staff reports