While some businesses are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic others are thriving. A new business owner, Desirae White, who owns Stay On Track said she started her business in June, and some of her services, like school workbooks have been on high demand.
Even though Sedgwick County has decided not to mandate Governor Laura Kelly’s order that people wear masks in public, some businesses like Roxy’s Downtown have already started enforcing wearing masks at its establishment. The business is also limiting capacity to 50 percent.
Across the U.S. many black-owned businesses report seeing more support in recent weeks amid protests calling for equality and reform.
Eyewitness News on Friday spoke with two black business owners in Wichita who say they've noticed the same kind of increase.
A filing form the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Textron Incorporated plans to cut nearly 2,000 positions as part of its restructuring plans to address economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dow on Thursday dropped more than 1,800 points, marking one of the worst lows since March. This comes as COVID-19 cases start to increase again. The slide caused some panic, but what does it really mean in the long run?
Sedgwick County's decision that Phase Two of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's reopening plan should be followed, but not enforced could speed up the reopening process by nearly two weeks for some local businesses.
Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs through layoffs and buyouts, with several thousand more jobs expected to be cut over the next few months as the aircraft deals with a downturn in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Business owners not yet allowed to reopen in Phase 1.5 of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's plan to reopen the state economy, are frustrated, questioning the plan's fairness, especially so close to the point when many were expected to open their doors again.
"We'd like to be open. We have a lot of people with cabin fever that would like to at least be entertained and stay in their car, and it should be a safe way to stay entertained," Starlite owner Blake Smith says.
After weeks of waiting, gyms and fitness centers have been warming up to reopen next week. But Thursday's new order from Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has some workout facilities halting plans to open their doors for the second time this month.
Spirit issued a notice to the State of Kansas under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of layoffs affecting approximately 1,450 hourly and salaried employees at its site in Wichita.