Farewell to the Kansas City Board of Trade

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As the Board of Trade prepares to relocate to Chicago, former CEO Michael Braude traces the history, development, and economic impact of this 157-year-old institution.
Michael Braude
Sunday, June 9, 2013
2:00pm @ Central Library

As the Kansas City Board of Trade prepares to move to Chicago, its CEO Michael Braude traces the history, development, and economic impact of the 157-year-old futures exchange specializing in hard red winter wheat. It was said that more money changed hands at the Board of Trade than anywhere else in the Missouri Valley region.

Braude joined the Board of Trade in the 1980s. He is a longtime civic leader and columnist for the Kansas City Business Journal.

The Missouri Valley Sundays series offers presentations on the history of Kansas City and the Midwest. Supported by the National Endowment from the Humanities.

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