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On this episode of Banking on KC, Neelima Parasker, President and CEO of SnapIT Solutions, discusses how she is promoting STEM and fostering digital inclusion.
On this episode is Tristan Duncan with Shook, Hardy, and Bacon LLP, where she co-chairs the Class Action and Appellate Practice Group.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Amanda Loughlin, Historic Preservation Specialist at Rosin Preservation, discusses trailblazing Kansas City architect Mary Rockwell Hook.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Stephen Minnis, president of Benedictine College, discusses how the Byron G. Thompson Center for Integrity in Finance and Economics carries on the legacy of principled-leadership Byron Thompson exemplified.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Tabitha Schmidt, CEO of Powell Gardens, discusses its expansion into regenerative agriculture and several new events and experiences for the 2022 season.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kevin Fryer and Keri Lauderdale Olson of KC Velocity discuss how the organization educates and connects entrepreneurs.
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.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Valerie Nicholson-Watson, the CEO of Harvesters, where she's helping to change the lives of families and seniors who are served by The Community Food Network.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Joni Cobb, Board Chair of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, discusses working with policymakers to promote entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on female entrepreneurs.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Mayra Aguirre, president of Hall Family Foundation, discusses how the philanthropy of others opened doors for her—and how she’s now paying it forward as a community leader.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kathy Nelson, CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC, discusses developing leadership opportunities for women.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of United WE joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how United WE has historically worked to empower women.
On this episode of Banking on KC, John Mikos, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, discusses how the YMCA serves the evolving needs of KC residents and neighborhoods.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Aviva Ajmera, founder and CEO of SoLVE KC, discusses her entrepreneurial journey and efforts to build community through philanthropy and mentoring.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Mitch Case, founder of More Than a Meal, shares his entrepreneurial story and how his company uses meals to strengthen relationships.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kim Carroll of Heart to Heart International discusses the organization’s mission of improving healthcare access in underserved communities and at disaster sites.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Jan Stenerud, former kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, shares memories of his playing days, Super Bowl IV, and a Kansas City spirit that perseveres.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Klassie Alcine, CEO of KC Common Good, discusses curbing violence by addressing its root causes.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Lee Harris of Cohen-Esrey, discusses how his team is approaching affordable housing with an entrepreneurial mindset—and making a difference across the U.S.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Matthew Perry of Genesys Systems Integrator discusses how their innovative solutions help clients create products that enhance the way we live on the planet.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Michael Zeller, the CEO of Flying Truss, discusses his vision to transform an abandoned railroad bridge in the West Bottoms into an event space and food court.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Dan Castillo, president of Manor Records, discusses how a nonprofit record bar is spinning things up for Strawberry Hill.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Elaina Paige Thomas of The Next Paige Agency, discusses the future of Kansas City within the national entertainment industry.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Tammy Buckner, founder and CEO of WeCode KC, discusses the nonprofit’s mission to teach youth to code, creating economic opportunity for them.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Natasha Kirsch, founder of The Grooming Project, discusses how the only nonprofit dog grooming school in the country helps to break the cycle of poverty through job training that inspires love and hope.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Dr. Roy Jensen, vice chancellor and director of KU Cancer Center, discusses the Cancer Center’s breakthrough ideas and new cancer treatments.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Joy Beth Scammahorn-Orr of Plaza Academy, discusses the mission and community impact of Plaza Academy.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Barnett Helzberg, founder of Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP), discusses entrepreneurship.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Dr. Michelle Robin, founder of Small Changes Big Shifts, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her annual 31-Day Kindness Campaign.
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.
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.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Glenn North, co-founder of the African American Artists Collective discusses the mission of the AAAC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kilee Nickels, founder of Nickel & Suede, discusses her company’s growth and efforts to support other entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heather Spalding discusses how her company is leveraging augmented reality to provide solutions for DIYers and others in the home improvement industry.
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.
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.
Jeff Mazur, executive director of LaunchCode, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the organization’s efforts to make quality tech education free and accessible.
Joan Wells, president of Wellington, an Augeo company, discusses how she navigated an acquisition in one of the industries COVID hit hardest: live events.
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.
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.
Christine Kemper, the founder of Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, discusses the mission of the school and the benefits of single-gender education.
Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight, discusses the nonprofit eye bank’s role in providing corneal tissue to restore eyesight.
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Hornsby, director of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC discusses the Regnier Institute’s work to promote entrepreneurship.
Brent Lager, co-founder and president of Uncover KC, discusses how the organization creates positive social impact through community outreach.
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.
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.
On this episode of Banking on KC, Eric Rogers discusses efforts to redefine Kansas City streets as places for active living.
Marquita Miller-Joshua, founder of Five Star Tax & Business Solutions, shares her journey from entrepreneur to faithpreneur and motivational speaker.
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.
Michael Rea, founder and CEO of Rx Savings Solutions, discusses how his company’s platform promotes prescription drug transparency, saves money, and improves lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thalia Cherry, founder of clothing manufacturer CHERRY Co., talks about leveraging her love of sports into a sportswear company that elevates women and entrepreneurs.
Toby Rush joins Kelly to share insights on entrepreneurship and innovation that he’s learned as a serial tech entrepreneur.
Meredith Walrafen explains the basics of community-supported agriculture, the training program and its outcomes, and how Kansas Citians can help support the program.
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.
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.
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.
Jeanette joins host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey and her insights into growing a successful company.
Darcy joins Kelly to discuss the state of funding for early-stage startups and what the KC community can do to support them.
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.
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.
Karen Hornig, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the Tech Council’s vision of making Kansas City a great home for tech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wendy and Kelly talk about how founder Ewing Kauffman’s vision and philosophies continue to shape organizations throughout the world, especially in Kansas City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly Scanlon speaks to Matt Condon about entrepreneurship and healthcare, both locally and nationally.
Pauly Hart talks to Kelly about Lead to Read's mission to improve childhood literacy in Kansas City.
Fr. Justin Mathews, the Executive Director of Reconciliation Services, talks to Kelly about social support services in Kansas City
Gina Stuelke speaks about the security industry's constantly evolving and changing nature, and the fact that the majority of security today is really considered a technology industry.
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.
Dina and Kelly discuss urban innovation, creating healthy neighborhoods and organizing for impact.
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.
Narbeli talks about why Kansas City is attractive to global companies and some of the initiatives in place for bringing those companies here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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