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KCKCC to hold ‘Get Hired – Kansas City’ Job Fair April 26

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

Booth space is available for employers for the Kansas City Kansas Community College 2017 “Get Hired – Kansas City” Job Fair.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave.

The job fair is free and open to the public, and about 1,000 individuals attended last year. Special accommodations for veterans and disabled will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Last year, a large number of those who were interviewed at the job fair were hired on the spot.

“We take pride in our services to our growing population of military and disabled students,” said Alicia Hooks, executive director of entrepreneurship and workforce center at KCKCC. “We are considered the largest job fair in the Kansas City metropolitan area.”

The job fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC. To register online, the website link is Early bird pricing is available until April 1. Regular pricing on all booth space ends April 15.

For more information on the Job Fair, call 913-288-7644.

Women’s chamber to meet March 25

The Kansas City, Kansas, Women’s Chamber of Commerce will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25, in the community room of the Country Club Bank at 11006 Parallel Parkway (Hutton Road and Parallel Parkway), Kansas City, Kansas.

The group will discuss ideas for the future of the women’s chamber in a strategic planning meeting from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, email or visit

Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library to hold Wyandotte County Heritage Festival

The Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library is holding a Wyandotte County Heritage Festival from noon to 3 p.m. April 15.

Events will be held at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St. This multi-generational event, designed for all ages, is in partnership with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Children will enjoy a goat cart ride around the lawn, while the entire family visits with over a dozen local organizations that will entertain and educate them about Kansas and Wyandotte County’s rich history.

At 2 p.m., Angela Bates, executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, will tell the story of Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western community established by African-Americans during the reconstruction period after the Civil War.

All events are free and open to the public.

Participating organizations include:
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area
Kansas Humanities Council
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library’s Kansas Room
Old Quindaro Museum
Black Archives of Mid-America
Wyandotte County Historical Museum
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
National Agriculture Center and Hall of Fame
Tamara Cash and her Juneteenth Panels
Grinter House
Shawnee Indian Mission
Local Author, Gwendolyn Thomas
Lecompton Reenactors
El Centro
Mahaffie Stagecoach and Farm Stop
Wyandot Nation of Kansas

– Information from Kim Woolery, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library