Business notebook (Aug. 31, 2017)


Goodwill Industries of Kansas will open a new retail concept, Gray Willow Fashion Exchange, an upscale consignment shop, on Friday at Towne West Square near the food court. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Proceeds will be used to fund Goodwill programs to provide job training and education for people with disabilities or other employment barriers. More information is available at

New tenant

Caleb Gilmour, regional manager for Aflac, has signed a five-year lease to occupy Suite 105 in WaterWalk Place, 515 S. Main. The 2,210 square-foot space will be Aflac’s new regional office. WaterWalk Place also announced that the current tenant of Suite 105, Kelley Reporting Associates, has signed an additional five-year lease and will move to Suite 108. Kelley Reporting has been a WaterWalk Place tenant since 2012.


Melissa Kelly of Melissa Kelly Imagery in Wichita earned three General Collection Merits during Professional Photographers of America's 2017 International Photographic Competition.

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