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Banking on KC – Chris Rosson
On this episode of Banking on KC, Chris Rosson, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Kansas City talks about this year’s United Way campaign and the how the organization is a conduit for Kansas Citians to help Kansas Citians.
Banking on KC – Gary and Trish Walker
On this episode of Banking on KC, Gary and Trish Walker, co-founders of Monkey Brain Art discuss how art, meditation and mindfulness help veterans and first responders combat PTSD.
Banking on KC – Glenn North of African Artists Collective
On this episode of Banking on KC, Glenn North, co-founder of the African American Artists Collective discusses the mission of the AAAC.
Banking on KC – Max Kaniger
On this episode of Banking on KC, Max Kaniger, founder of Kanbe’s Markets, discusses how Kanbe’s Markets is providing access to fresh and affordable food in neighborhoods experiencing food insecurity.
Banking on KC - Jan Kreamer
On this episode of Banking on KC, business, civic and philanthropic leader Jan Kreamer discusses how embracing personal involvement from all Kansas Citians has led to a stronger community.
Banking on KC's 100th Episode!
On this episode of Banking on KC, we celebrate our 100th episode of the podcast. Mary O’Connor and Joe Close of Country Club Bank share their visions for Kansas City and how the podcast is connecting Kansas Citians.
Banking on KC – Julie Edlund of Life Unlimited
On this episode of Banking on KC, Julie Edlund, CEO of Life Unlimited, discusses the programs the organization offers to help individuals with disabilities experience life with possibilities.
Banking on KC – Mindy Corporon
On this episode of Banking on KC, Mindy Corporon, founder of Faith Always Wins Foundation, discusses how she and her family, in the aftermath of tragedy, created an organization to promote kindness.
Banking on KC – Kemet Coleman
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kemet Coleman, co-founder of Vine Street Brewing, discusses the launch of the first black-owned brewery in Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Kilee Nickels
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kilee Nickels, founder of Nickel & Suede, discusses her company’s growth and efforts to support other entrepreneurs.
Banking on KC – Paul Schofer
On this episode of Banking on KC, Paul Schofer, president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, discusses why enriching the lives of everyone in Kansas City has always been central to the Center’s vision.
Banking on KC – Teresa Hamilton of Giving the Basics
On this episode of Banking on KC, Teresa Hamilton, founder of Giving the Basics, discusses the nonprofit’s mission to “give the basics” to those lacking personal hygiene products.
Banking on KC – Debbie Wilkerson
On this episode of Banking on KC, Debbie Wilkerson, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, discusses how individuals and companies can grow their charitable giving.
Banking on KC – Chris Lewellen
Chris Lewellen, president of several popular Waldo and Brookside restaurants, discusses his entrepreneurial journey, his father’s legacy, the opportunities that lie ahead for Kansas City and why he’s so committed to building community.
Banking on KC – Andrew Dowis of Pro Athlete
Andrew Dowis, CEO of Pro Athlete, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how to create a game-winning culture and the key to creating a purpose-driven brand.
Banking on KC – Dr. Carmaletta Williams
Dr. Williams, executive director of the Black Archives of Mid-America, joins host Kelly Scanlon to announce the launch of the new Genealogy Lab and why it’s important to the Black Archive’s mission and to our local history.
Banking on KC – Justin Hoover of The Battle Within
Justin Hoover, executive director of The Battle Within, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization provides veterans and first responders with a path to healing.
Bank on KC – Jon Stephens of Port KC
Jon Stephens, president and CEO of Port KC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to provide an update on some of the new initiatives Port KC is working on and their impact on Kansas City and the surrounding region.
Banking on KC - Heather Spalding
Heather Spalding discusses how her company is leveraging augmented reality to provide solutions for DIYers and others in the home improvement industry.
Banking on KC – Lamar Hunt, Jr., of Kansas City Mavericks
Lamar Hunt, Jr., owner of the Kansas City Mavericks, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his vision for Kansas City’s longest-running hockey franchise and why he’s so passionate about stewardship.
Banking on KC - Erik Dickinson of Urban Ranger Corps
Eric Dickinson, president of Urban Ranger Corps, discusses the nonprofit’s work of providing young men in the urban core with an opportunity to acquire work experience, provide service to the community, and develop life skills that prepare them for a successful future.
Banking on KC – Jeff Mazur of LaunchCode
Jeff Mazur, executive director of LaunchCode, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the organization’s efforts to make quality tech education free and accessible.
Banking on KC – Joan Wells
Joan Wells, president of Wellington, an Augeo company, discusses how she navigated an acquisition in one of the industries COVID hit hardest: live events.
Banking on KC – Roy Scott of Healthy Hip Hop
Roy Scott, CEO of Healthy Hip Hop, discusses how the company is using hip-hop songs to transform a generation through education and positive messaging—and aspires to be an Urban Disney.
Banking on KC – Suzie Aron of Aron Real Estate
Suzie Aron, president of Aron Real Estate, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share the story of the Crossroads Arts District revitalization and the opportunities ahead.
Banking on KC – Christine Kemper of Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy
Christine Kemper, the founder of Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, discusses the mission of the school and the benefits of single-gender education.
Banking on KC – Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight
Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight, discusses the nonprofit eye bank’s role in providing corneal tissue to restore eyesight.
Banking on KC – Kirsty Melville of Andrews McMeel Publishing
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kirsty Melville, president and publisher of Andrews McMeel Publishing, shares how the global publishing powerhouse builds universal connections.
Banking on KC – Dr. Jeff Hornsby of the Regnier Institute
Dr. Jeffrey Hornsby, director of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC discusses the Regnier Institute’s work to promote entrepreneurship.
Banking on KC – Brent Lager of Uncover KC
Brent Lager, co-founder and president of Uncover KC, discusses how the organization creates positive social impact through community outreach.
Banking on KC – Amy Slattery, Founder and CEO of Odimo
Amy Slattery discusses the new business model upon which Odimo was founded—and how that’s leading to greater community-building and a better Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Mary Bloch of Feeding KC Forward
Mary Bloch discusses her latest endeavor, Feed KC Forward, a charitable fundraising effort that funds local restaurants struggling during the pandemic and feeds the hungry in Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Eric Rogers of BikeWalkKC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Eric Rogers discusses efforts to redefine Kansas City streets as places for active living.
Banking on KC – Marquita Miller-Joshua
Marquita Miller-Joshua, founder of Five Star Tax & Business Solutions, shares her journey from entrepreneur to faithpreneur and motivational speaker.
Banking on KC – Tabitha Schmidt of Powell Gardens
Tabitha Schmidt, CEO of Powell Gardens, shares interesting highlights about Kansas City’s garden “oasis” and plans for creating an even more interactive visitor experience.
Banking on KC – Michael Rea
Michael Rea, founder and CEO of Rx Savings Solutions, discusses how his company’s platform promotes prescription drug transparency, saves money, and improves lives.
Banking on KC – Ora Reynolds
Ora Reynolds, President & CEO of Hunt Midwest Enterprises, discusses how changing demographics, technology, the pandemic, consumer expectations, and other forces are driving change in real estate development.
Banking on KC – Tom Gerend of KC Streetcar Authority
Tom Gerend, of Kansas City Streetcar Authority, provides an update on exciting new developments for the streetcar, where it’s headed and how it’s impacting Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Janet Baker of Shepherd's Center
Janet Baker joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the ways in which the organization helps older adults live healthy, engaged, and independent lives and contribute to each other’s well-being.
Banking on KC – Dana Hawkinson, M.D.
Dana Hawkinson, M.D. provides an update on coronavirus trends in the Kansas City region, the rollout of the vaccine, and what we can likely expect over the next several months.
Banking on KC – Laura Laiben
Laura Laiben, founder of The Culinary Center of Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to offer practical insights and coping tools for doing business during the coronavirus pandemic.
Banking on KC – Joe Roetheli of Pet's Best Life
On this episode of Banking on KC, Joe Roetheli, founder of Pet’s Best Life, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his latest entrepreneur endeavor.
Banking on KC – Dana Knapp of ArtsKC
Dana Knapp, president and CEO of ArtsKC—Regional Arts Council, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the role of the arts in creating a vibrant community and how Kansas City artists have fared during the pandemic.
Banking on KC – Thomas Hoenig, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of KC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Thomas Hoenig, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to offer his insights and perspectives into this unprecedented time in U.S. history.
Banking on KC – Rania Anderson of The Way WoMen Work
On this episode of Banking on KC, Rania Anderson, founder of The Way WoMen Work, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how businesses and communities can foster economic prosperity through gender parity.
Banking on KC – Tiffany Monroe of H&R Block
Tiffany Monroe joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss H&R Block's Make Every Block Better initiative, which supports neighborhood revitalization and small businesses across the country.
Banking on KC – Jennifer Mendez
Jennifer Mendez, director of cultural arts at the Mattie Rhodes Center, shares how the organization has worked for 125 years to promote the well-being of Kansas City children and families through social services, behavioral health counseling and the arts.
Banking on KC – LTG James Rainey and Michael Hockley
On this special Veteran’s Day episode of Banking on KC, LTG James Rainey and Michael Hockley join host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the work of the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth and its global impact.
Banking on KC – Daniel Silva of the KCK Chamber of Commerce
On this episode of Banking on KC, Daniel Silva, President and CEO of the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the Chamber’s newest initiative—the Women’s Chamber Network.
Banking on KC – John Thomson of PayIt
John Thomson of PayIt talks about how his company allows citizens to access government services from any device—to make payments, set calendar reminders, renew licenses and registrations and more.
Banking on KC - Kurt Neutgens founder of Orange EV
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kurt Neutgens, founder of Orange EV, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share the inspiration that led him to co-found industry disruptor Orange EV and help thwart climate change.
Banking on KC – Thalia Cherry of CHERRY Co.
Thalia Cherry, founder of clothing manufacturer CHERRY Co., talks about leveraging her love of sports into a sportswear company that elevates women and entrepreneurs.
Banking on KC – Toby Rush of Smart Warehousing
Toby Rush joins Kelly to share insights on entrepreneurship and innovation that he’s learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Banking on KC – Meredith Walrafen of Roots for Refugees
Meredith Walrafen explains the basics of community-supported agriculture, the training program and its outcomes, and how Kansas Citians can help support the program.
Banking on KC – Kelly Wilson of The Sewing Labs
Kelly Wilson, owner of Weave Gotcha Covered, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and how it led to the founding of her nonprofit organization, The Sewing Labs.
Banking on KC – Jonathan Kemmerer
Jonathan Kemmerer joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about his efforts to revive a 5,000-year-old pig breed, promote sustainable agriculture practices in a modern world and what’s driving agricultural innovation.
Banking on KC – Edgar Palacios of Latinx Education Collaborative
Palacios joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the mission and work of the Latinx Education Cooperative, which strives to build a community of Lantinx education professionals and to provide Latino students with classroom role models.
Banking on KC – Jeanette Prenger of ECCO Select
Jeanette joins host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey and her insights into growing a successful company.
Banking on KC – Darcy Howe of KCRise Fund
Darcy joins Kelly to discuss the state of funding for early-stage startups and what the KC community can do to support them.
Banking on KC – Tom Corbin of Corbin Bronze
Tom joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his evolution as an artist—including his foray into multiple mediums—as well as what it takes to create a business while staying true to his artistic vision.
Banking on KC – Bob Kendrick of The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Bob Kendrick joins host Kelly Scanlon to share the history of Negro Leagues Baseball and to reveal the fascinating stories behind some of the museum’s collections.
Banking on KC – Karen Hornig of KC Tech Council
Karen Hornig, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the Tech Council’s vision of making Kansas City a great home for tech.
Banking on KC – Dr. Carmaletta Williams of the Black Archives or Mid-America
Dr. Carmaletta Williams joins host Kelly Scanlon to take us on a tour of some of the historical artifacts and exhibits in the Black Archives’ collection.
Banking on KC – Lori Ross of FosterAdopt Connect
Lori Ross joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how her organization has created a community that works together to support and advocate for abused and neglected children and the families who care for them.
Banking on KC – Mary Jane Judy of Polsinelli
Mary Jane Judy, co-office managing partner of Polsinelli, talks about her early entrepreneurial influences, her journey into the legal profession, why it’s important to mentor other women and why she’s so passionate about civic engagement.
Banking on KC – Roshann Parris of Parris Communications
Roshann shares with Kelly an entrepreneurial journey that was shaped by working in her parents’ Kentucky drugstore and that’s taken her around the world.
Banking on KC – Wendy Guillies of the Kauffman Foundation
Wendy and Kelly talk about how founder Ewing Kauffman’s vision and philosophies continue to shape organizations throughout the world, especially in Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Danny O'Neill of The Roasterie
Tune in as Danny discusses his entrepreneurial journey, how the Kansas City entrepreneurial scene has evolved during the last two decades, why community matters and the best things Kansas City has going for it.
Banking on KC – Shawn Long of University of Kansas Health System
Tune in to learn how UKHS collaborates with iconic Kansas City brands like the Chiefs, Hallmark and The Roasterie to showcase Kansas City excellence and to foster community.
Banking on KC – Mary Birch of Lathrop GPM
In this episode, Kelly Scanlon welcomes Mary Birch to discuss her nearly two-decade tenure as the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce's president and CEO, and the importance of transportation systems to the area's growth.
Banking on KC – Luann Feehan of Nonprofit Connect
Tune in to learn more about the state of giving in Kansas City and the impact nonprofits make—not just in fulfilling their individual missions but also on the economy and workforce of Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Bill Dietrich of Downtown Council of Kansas City
Bill Dietrich, president and CEO of the Downtown Council of Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss Kansas City’s progress on creating a vibrant and sustainable downtown.
Banking on KC – Joe Reardon with the Greater KC Chamber
Listen in to learn how Joe’s passion for community service and his ability to foster collaboration has been key to launching some of the Kansas City region’s game-changing initiatives.
Banking on KC – Hailee Bland-Walsh of City Gym KC
Discover how Hailee realized her vision of creating a place where people could transform themselves, not just physically, but in ways that could make all aspects of their lives better.
Banking on KC – Mary Esselman of Operation Breakthrough
Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Hailee Bland Walsh, founder of City Gym KC. Hailee shares what inspired her to launch City Gym and the key factors that have led to its ongoing success—even during the recent stay-at-home orders.
Banking on KC – Matt Condon of Bardavon Health Innovations
Kelly Scanlon speaks to Matt Condon about entrepreneurship and healthcare, both locally and nationally.
Banking on KC – Pauly Hart of Lead to Read
Pauly Hart talks to Kelly about Lead to Read's mission to improve childhood literacy in Kansas City.
Banking on KC – Fr. Justin Mathews of Reconciliation Services
Fr. Justin Mathews, the Executive Director of Reconciliation Services, talks to Kelly about social support services in Kansas City
Banking on KC – Sherry Turner of OneKC for Women
Sherry shares how OneKC for Women acts as an umbrella alliance that brings together several organizations, each with unique roles, all dedicated to providing resources, opportunities, and connections for women.
Banking on KC – Dina Newman, Director of UMKC Center for Neighborhoods
Dina and Kelly discuss urban innovation, creating healthy neighborhoods and organizing for impact.
Banking on KC – Chase McAnulty of Charlie Hustle
Joining us on this episode is Chase McAnulty, the founder and CEO of the popular Kansas City brand Charlie Hustle, where Chase says his obsession with vintage t-shirts and simplistic design came to fruition.
Banking on KC – Narbeli Galindo of Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City
Narbeli talks about why Kansas City is attractive to global companies and some of the initiatives in place for bringing those companies here.
Banking on KC – Tom Proebstle of Generator Studio
Tom and Kelly discuss Generator Studio's ongoing projects both at home and across the country, new and upcoming trends, and how Kansas City became the sports architecture capital of the world.
Banking on KC – KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas
Mayor Lucas and Kelly discuss Lucas' recent achievements, including the free public transportation initiative and establishing a Tenant's Bill of Rights in Missouri, and why he's so proud to represent KC.
Banking on KC – Maria Myers of SourceLink
Meyers speaks of SourceLink’s “darn simple” mission to simply make entrepreneurship easier, creating a connected, collaborative community and how KC became the number one city for millennial entrepreneurs.
Banking on KC – John Jantsch
Jantsch discusses his new book “The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur,” the constant journey of self-improvement and creating a business that not only hopefully generates wealth, but brings people value, and enhances your life.
Banking on KC – Mike McKeen of EPC Real Estate Group
Mike and Kelly discuss how EPC is investing in KC communities, modern housing innovation and how an ancient Scandinavian religious right endures to help celebrate the completion of a job well done.
Banking on KC – Andy Rieger of J. Rieger & Co.
Andy Rieger, President of J. Rieger & Co., joins host Kelly Scanlon, where he shares the story of family legacy, Kansas City history, and the booze that ties it together.
Banking on KC – Jane Preuss of Leawood Lifestyle Magazine
Preuss shares how she took the leap of faith to wind down her law career and transition to magazine publishing, her message to spread joy and telling the stories of her fellow Kansas Citians.
Banking on KC – Zach Moores of Crows Coffee
Zach Moores opens up about why Crows is just as much about community as coffee, the meaning behind the name, and creating a second home for patrons just down the block from their own.
Banking on KC – Luke Einsel of Thirsty Coconut
Luke and Kelly discuss how Einsel started the award-winning beverage distribution company during the height of the Great Recession in a one-car garage, setbacks and breakthroughs, and how Thirsty Coconut’s big break is in part thanks to Michelle Obama.
Banking on KC – Pete Cowdin of The Rabbit Hole
Pete and Kelly discuss Cowdin’s vision for The Rabbit Hole as a one-of-a-kind experience, built around promoting literacy, imagination, creativity and a little bit of wonder.
Banking on KC – Lisa Garney of LMG Construction
Lisa Garney joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode to discuss her family’s long legacy of doing good in Kansas City, from philanthropy to business to civic engagement.
Banking on KC – Tony Jones of the Kansas City Art Institute
A discussion about how the school not only teaches the creative skills to succeed as an artist, but the business acumen to succeed as an entrepreneur, and how those skills make our city, its people and businesses better.
Banking on KC – Jeff Hargroves of ProPharma Group
Take a deep-dive into the bioscience industry and learn how Hargroves built ProPharma into a global powerhouse – and then successfully handed over the reins to a new leader.
Banking on KC – Angela Hurt of Veracity Consulting
Kelly and Angela explore how Veracity “fuses people, process and technology to deliver customized solutions for its customers while focusing on the health and wellness of both its employees and its community.”
Banking on KC – Vivien Jennings of Rainy Day Books
Vivien shares how book clubs have “recreated” KC’s neighborhoods and help bring the city closer together, serving the grandchildren of original customers, and Rainy Day Books’ ongoing legacy of literacy.
Banking on KC – Kathy Nelson of Kansas City Sports Commission
A fierce advocate of our hometown, Kathy details what it takes to pull off national conferences, her passion for championing women leaders and helping lead KC’s march forward.
Banking on KC – Chris Goode of Ruby Jean's Juicery
Goode shares the origin of how Ruby Jean’s was birthed on pure passion behind the early departure of Ruby Jean and Goode’s belief that his grandmother may still be around had she made subtle changes in her diet.