Business briefs


The Kansas Sports Museum has opened in the Chisholm Trail Center, 601 S.E. 36th, Suite 123, in Newton. Museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The phone number is 316-804-4686 and the Web site is

Name change

Metro Builders Supply, 3545 N. Hillside, has changed its name to Metro Appliances & More .


UMB Financial, parent of UMB Bank, and Commerce Bancshares , parent of Commerce Bank, were ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in Forbes magazine's America's Best Banks ranking.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation has recently awarded more than $53,000 in Healthy Habits for Life grants to 57 school nurses and program administrators across its service area. Five area schools that received grants are Mulvane Grade School, $1,000; Maize Middle School, $1,000; Greiffenstein Special Education Center in Wichita, $1,000; Tri-City Day School in Haysville, $1,000; and Cheney Elementary School, $912.