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Local and national business news for Wichita, Kansas.

What to expect at redeveloped Naftzger Park: Movie nights, live music, yoga and more
Now that construction is wrapping up at Naftzger Park, more details have been finalized.

Developer plans to turn former Legacy Antique building into apartments
Developers plan to turn the three-story building at Emporia and Douglas avenues into apartments with other office and retail spaces.

Wichita’s Greteman Group lands a famed aviation name
Wichita advertising and branding agency Greteman Group has added one of the best-known names in business aviation to its portfolio, having been named the agency of record for Clay Lacy Aviation.  The California-based company — which offers services including aircraft management, charter, maintenance and more — was founded in 1968 by famed aviator Clay Lacy.  Lacy, a previous keynote speaker at the Wichita Aero Club, is credited with flying more hours than any other person in history, having…

Boeing shares dip, rebound after CEO loses chairman role
Shares of the Boeing Co. reacted quickly Monday morning to an announced change in the company’s leadership structure made after the market closed on Friday.  Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced by press release Friday afternoon that CEO Dennis Muilenburg would no longer serve as chairman of its board of directors, a splitting of those roles that comes as the company wrestles with the grounding of its 737 MAX that has now stretched into its eighth month.  Shares of Boeing (NYSE: BA) opened at $374.25…

The 2010s: Here are the things that defined the decade in Wichita
A Wichita decade that started with the opening of a downtown arena and ends with the opening of a long-awaited grocery "experience" had plenty of good times in the middle, too. The 2010s may be remembered in Wichita as the decade when things got done. Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita schools' bond construction projects, Wichita State University's Innovation Campus and more. There are many things not yet complete — pressure's on, Riverfront Legacy Master Plan folks and water-treatment facility leaders…

Wichita Water Partners: Treatment facility 'on schedule and on budget'
Originally estimated to cost $524 million, representatives from Wichita Water Partners now say the Northwest Water Treatment Facility will likely cost a little more than $508 million.

Gallery: Photos from the 2019 Best Doctors Awards dinner
More than 100 people attended Thursday night's dinner honoring the physicians named to the 2019 Wichita Best Doctors Awards list. More than 80 physicians were named to the Best Doctors list this year. Twenty-one were presented awards at the dinner, held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. The Best Doctors Awards is coordinated by a national company that surveys physicians. It asks the doctors if they needed to be treated, who among their peers would they choose? Photos from the event are attached…

No U.S. airline plans to fly the Boeing 737 MAX again in 2019
The three U.S. airlines with Boeing Co. 737 MAX jets in their fleets have scrapped the planes from their schedules until January as the grounding of the aircraft stretches closer to the end of 2019.  United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) on Friday said that it was removing the MAX from its schedule through Jan. 6.  That extends from the carrier’s previous date of Dec. 19, and brings it closer in line with American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), which earlier this week removed the MAX from its schedule through…