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Banking on KC

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Banking on KC – Presented by Country Club Bank features interviews and conversations conducted by KC’s champion of entrepreneurs, Kelly Scanlon. Guests include makers, innovators and community leaders who have changed the business, cultural and economic landscape of Kansas City.

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Natasha Kirsch of The Grooming Project: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

November 17th, 2021

21:21

On this episode of Banking on KC, Natasha Kirsch, founder of The Grooming Project, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization, the only …

Dr. Roy Jensen of The University of Kansas Cancer Center: Innovating to Break Cancer’s Grip

November 10th, 2021

16:18

On this episode of Banking on KC, Dr. Roy Jensen, vice chancellor and director of KU Cancer Center, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the Cancer Center continues to transform the care experience for patients while …

Joy Beth Scammahorn-Orr of Plaza Academy: Providing Education That Empowers Non-Traditional Learners

November 3rd, 2021

18:25

On this episode of Banking on KC, Joy Beth Scammahorn-Orr of Plaza Academy, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the mission and community impact of …

Barnett Helzberg of HEMP: Growing Kansas City Entrepreneurs

October 27th, 2021

19:32

On this episode of Banking on KC, Barnett Helzberg, former chairman of Helzberg Diamonds and founder of the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP), joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss entrepreneurship in …

Dr. Michelle Robin of Small Changes Big Shifts: Changing the World Through Kindness

October 20th, 2021

20:18

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 and how small, individual acts of kindness can change …

Chris Rosson of United Way of Greater Kansas City: Taking Care of Our Own

October 13th, 2021

21:08

On this episode of Banking on KC, Chris Rosson, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about this year’s United Way campaign and the how the organization is a conduit …

Gary and Trish Walker, of Monkey Brain Art: Calming Restless Minds with Art and Meditation

October 6th, 2021

22:15

On this episode of Banking on KC, Gary and Trish Walker, co-founders of Monkey Brain Art, join host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how their new nonprofit …

Glenn North of African American Artists Collective: Amplifying the Messages of Black Artists

September 29th, 2021

18:08

On this episode of Banking on KC, Glenn North, co-founder of the African American Artists Collective and poet laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic …

Max Kaniger of Kanbe’s Market: Delivering Food Justice One Neighborhood at a Time

September 22nd, 2021

20:04

On this episode of Banking on KC, Max Kaniger, founder of Kanbe’s Markets, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how Kanbe’s Markets is providing access to fresh and affordable food in neighborhoods experiencing food …

Jan Kreamer—Business, Civic and Philanthropic Leader: Personal Engagement Makes Things Happen

September 15th, 2021

26:32

On this episode of Banking on KC, business, civic and philanthropic leader Jan Kreamer joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how embracing personal …

Mary O’Connor and Joe Close of Country Club Bank: Celebrating 100 Episodes!

September 8th, 2021

20:15

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 join host Kelly Scanlon to share their visions for Kansas City, how the podcast is …

Julie Edlund of Life Unlimited: Experiencing Life With Possibilities

September 1st, 2021

16:21

On this episode of Banking on KC, Julie Edlund, CEO of Life Unlimited, joins host Kelly Scanlon to create awareness about the programs the …

Mindy Corporon of Faith Always Wins Foundation: Creating a Better World Through Kindness, Faith and Healing

August 25th, 2021

24:29

On this episode of Banking on KC, Mindy Corporon, founder of Faith Always Wins Foundation, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how she and her family, in the aftermath of tragedy, created an organization—and a …

Kemet Coleman of Vine Street Brewing: Fermenting Community Collaboration

August 18th, 2021

16:23

On this episode of Banking on KC, Kemet Coleman, award-winning musician, urbanist and co-founder of Vine Street Brewing, joins host Kelly Scanlon to …

Kilee Nickels of Nickel & Suede: Inspiring Confidence and Community

August 11th, 2021

16:14

On this episode of Banking on KC, Kilee Nickels, founder of Nickel & Suede, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her company’s growth and efforts …

Paul Schofer of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts: Where Community Enrichment Takes Center Stage

August 4th, 2021

26:46

On this episode of Banking on KC, Paul Schofer, president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss …

Teresa Hamilton of Giving the Basics: Providing Personal Care Products, Preserving Personal Dignity

July 28th, 2021

22:47

On this episode of Banking on KC, Teresa Hamilton, founder of Giving the Basics, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share details about the nonprofit’s mission to “give the basics” to those lacking personal hygiene products in …

Debbie Wilkerson of Greater Kansas City Community Foundation: Leading KC to Leave a Legacy of Giving

July 21st, 2021

19:05

On this episode of Banking on KC, Debbie Wilkerson, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how individuals and companies can grow their charitable giving …

Chris Lewellen of The Well, Lew’s and Charlie Hooper’s: Continuing a Legacy of Building Community

July 14th, 2021

17:34

On this episode of Banking on KC, Chris Lewellen, president of popular Waldo and Brookside restaurants The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop, Lew’s Grill …

Andrew Dowis of Pro Athlete: Creating Game-Winning Experiences Through Stewardship

July 7th, 2021

24:13

On this episode of Banking on KC, Andrew Dowis, CEO of Pro Athlete, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how to create a game-winning culture and the …

Dr. Carmaletta Williams of Black Archives of Mid-America: Preserving History & Culture, Linking Community

June 30th, 2021

15:12

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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 …

Justin Hoover of The Battle Within: Healing Our Veterans and First Responders

June 23rd, 2021

16:48

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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.

Founded …

Jon Stephens of Port KC: Rolling Down the River to New Development

June 16th, 2021

25:55

On this episode of Banking on 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 …

Heather Spalding of Cambrian: Visualizing Home Improvements Using AR Technology

June 9th, 2021

21:05

On this episode of Banking on KC, Heather Spalding, co-founder of Cambrian, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how her company is leveraging …

Lamar Hunt, Jr., of Kansas City Mavericks: Skating Toward a Stronger KC

June 2nd, 2021

16:42

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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 …

Erik Dickinson of Urban Ranger Corps: Empowering Young Men for Productive Futures

May 26th, 2021

21:27

On this episode of Banking on KC, Eric Dickinson, president of Urban Ranger Corps, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the nonprofit’s work of providing young men in the urban core with an opportunity to acquire work …

Jeff Mazur of LaunchCode: Rethinking Tech Education

May 19th, 2021

21:24

On this episode of Banking on KC, Jeff Mazur, executive director of LaunchCode, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the organization’s efforts to make quality tech education free and accessible.

Tune in to discover:

Why …

Joan Wells of Wellington: Navigating the M&A Experience to a Stronger Future

May 12th, 2021

23:18

On this episode of Banking on KC, Joan Wells, president of Wellington, an Augeo company, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how she navigated an acquisition in one of the industries COVID hit hardest: live events.

Joan …

Roy Scott of Healthy Hip Hop: Transforming Youth Culture

May 5th, 2021

22:18

On this episode of Banking on KC, Roy Scott, CEO of Healthy Hip Hop, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the company is using hip-hop songs to transform a generation through education and positive messaging—and …

Suzie Aron of Aron Real Estate: Guiding the Evolution of the Crossroads Arts District

April 28th, 2021

23:07

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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.

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Christine Kemper of Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy: Driving Opportunity for Young Women

April 21st, 2021

20:26

On this episode of Banking on KC, Christine Kemper, founder of Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the mission …

Tony Bavuso of Saving Sight: Changing Lives By Saving Sight

April 14th, 2021

20:02

On this episode of Banking on KC, Tony Bavuso, CEO of Saving Sight, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the nonprofit eye bank’s role in providing …

Kirsty Melville of Andrews McMeel Publishing: Discovering World-Class Creators

April 7th, 2021

23:35

On this episode of Banking on KC, Kirsty Melville, president and publisher of Andrews McMeel Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share how the global publishing powerhouse …

Dr. Jeff Hornsby of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Mindset

March 31st, 2021

21:07

On this episode of Banking on KC, Dr. Jeffrey Hornsby, director of the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UMKC and chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Management at the UMKC Bloch …

Brent Lager of Uncover KC: Creating Positive Social Impact

March 24th, 2021

18:24

On this episode of Banking on KC, Brent Lager, co-founder and president of Uncover KC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization creates positive social impact through community outreach. Tune in to learn …

Amy Slattery of Odimo: Navigating Architecture in a New Direction

March 17th, 2021

19:47

On this episode of Banking on KC, Amy Slattery, founder of Odimo, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the new business model upon which Odimo was founded—and how that’s leading to greater community-building and a better …

Mary Bloch of FEED KC Forward: Marrying Food and Fundraising

March 10th, 2021

16:35

On this episode of Banking on KC, long-time Kansas City philanthropist, fundraiser, and food critic Mary Bloch joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her latest endeavor, FEED KC Forward, a charitable fundraising effort …

Eric Rogers of BikeWalkKC: “Actively” Shaping Communities

March 3rd, 2021

17:47

On this episode of Banking on KC, Eric Rogers, co-founder and executive director of BikeWalkKC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss efforts to redefine Kansas City streets as places for active living.

Tune in to learn …

Marquita Miller-Joshua of Five Star Tax & Business Solutions: Moving Forward On Purpose and With Purpose

February 24th, 2021

24:18

On this episode of Banking on KC, Marquita Miller-Joshua, founder of Five Star Tax & Business Solutions, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share her …

Tabitha Schmidt of Powell Gardens: Growing Kansas City’s Botanical Garden

February 17th, 2021

23:07

On this episode of Banking on KC, Tabitha Schmidt, CEO of Powell Gardens, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share interesting highlights about Kansas City’s garden “oasis” and plans for creating an even more interactive …

Michael Rea of Rx Savings Solutions: Simplifying Pharmacy, Saving Money, Changing Lives

February 10th, 2021

17:31

On this episode of Banking on KC, Michael Rea, founder and CEO of Rx Savings Solutions, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how his company’s …

Ora Reynolds of Hunt Midwest Enterprises: Innovating in Changing Times

February 3rd, 2021

22:38

On this episode of Banking on KC, Ora Reynolds, President & CEO of Hunt Midwest Enterprises, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how changing …

Tom Gerend of Kansas City Streetcar Authority: Riding the Rails to Opportunity

January 27th, 2021

24:17

On this episode of Banking on KC, Tom Gerend, executive director of Kansas City Streetcar Authority, joins host Kelly Scanlon to provide an update on some of the exciting new developments for the streetcar, where it’s …

Janet Baker of KC Shepherd’s Center: Creating a World Where Older Adults Age Well

January 20th, 2021

26:21

On this episode of Banking on KC, Janet Baker, Executive Director of KC Shepherd’s Center, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the ways in which the …

Dana Hawkinson, M.D., of The University of Kansas Health Center: Tracking COVID-19 Trends and Timelines in KC

January 13th, 2021

18:43

On this episode of Banking on KC, Dana Hawkinson, M.D., Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at The …

Laura Laiben of The Culinary Center of Kansas City: Business Insights for Surviving the Pandemic

January 6th, 2021

18:33

On this episode of Banking on KC, Laura Laiben, founder and Main Dish at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to offer …

Joe Roetheli of Pet’s Best Life: Unleashing Next Phase of Entrepreneurial Journey

December 30th, 2020

21:08

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.

Kansas City entrepreneurs Joe and Judy Roetheli, the inventors of …

Dana Knapp of ArtsKC—Regional Arts Council: Unleashing the Power of the Arts

December 23rd, 2020

27:39

On this episode of Banking on KC, Dana Knapp, president and CEO of ArtsKC—Regional Arts Council, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the role of the …

Thomas Hoenig, Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Facing Our Challenges Together

December 16th, 2020

25:47

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.

Rania Anderson of The Way WoMen Work: Fostering Economic Prosperity Through Gender Parity

December 9th, 2020

23:57

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.

Tune in as Rania …

Tiffany Monroe of H&R Block: Making Communities Better, Block by Block

December 2nd, 2020

13:44

On this episode of Banking on KC, Tiffany Monroe, Chief People Officer of H&R Block, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the organization’s Make Every Block Better initiative, which supports neighborhood …

Jennifer Mendez of Mattie Rhodes Center: Enriching Lives, Building Futures Through Art

November 18th, 2020

20:51

On this episode of Banking on KC, Jennifer Mendez, director of cultural arts at the Mattie Rhodes Center, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share how the …

LTG James Rainey and Michael Hockley of the CGSC: A Holistic Approach to Training Military Leaders

November 11th, 2020

28:13

On this special Veteran’s Day episode of Banking on KC, Lt. General James Rainey, Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, and Michael Hockley, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Kansas (Eastern), …

Daniel Silva of the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce: Accelerating Women’s Leadership

November 4th, 2020

13:46

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 division—the Women’s Chamber Network—to spur more …

John Thomson, CEO of PayIt: Bringing Citizens and Government Together Digitally

October 28th, 2020

20:45

On this episode of Banking on KC, John Thomson, CEO of PayIt, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss PayIt, the company he founded to make government at all levels more accessible to people. PayIt’s award-winning digital …

Kurt Neutgens of Orange EV: Fueling Change in Industrial Vehicles

October 21st, 2020

23:22

On this episode of Banking on KC, Kurt Neutgens, co-founder of Orange EV, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share his entrepreneurial journey, including the inspiration that led to the founding of industry disruptor Orange …

Thalia Cherry of CHERRY Co.: Elevating Fashion, Fun and Philanthropy Through Sportswear

October 14th, 2020

20:04

On this episode of Banking on KC, Thalia Cherry, founder of clothing manufacturer CHERRY Co., joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about leveraging her love of sports into a sportswear company that elevates women and …

Toby Rush, CEO of Smart Warehousing: Blazing New Paths Through Tech Innovation

October 7th, 2020

21:28

On this episode of Banking on KC, Toby Rush, CEO of Smart Warehousing, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share insights on entrepreneurship and innovation that he’s learned as a serial tech entrepreneur. He recounts his own …

Meredith Walrafen of New Roots for Refugees: Sustaining Refugee Farmers and Their Communities

September 30th, 2020

20:15

On this episode of Banking on KC, Meredith Walrafen, project manager for New Roots for Refugees, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization helps refugees put down new roots in Kansas City. The program …

Kelly Wilson of The Sewing Labs: Stitching a Community Together

September 23rd, 2020

22:23

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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 …

Jonathan Kemmerer of Odd Bird Farm: Old-Fashioned Farming for a Modern World

September 16th, 2020

22:48

On this episode of Banking on KC, Jonathan Kemmerer, founder of Odd Bird Farm, joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about his efforts to revive a …

Edgar Palacios of Latinx Education Collaborative: Connecting Latinx Educators

September 9th, 2020

15:21

On this episode of Banking on KC, Edgar Palacios, president and CEO of Latinx Education Collaborative, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discusses the …

Jeanette Prenger of ECCO Select: Impacting the Workforce Landscape for 25 Years

September 2nd, 2020

25:58

On this episode of Banking on KC, Jeanette Prenger, president and CEO of ECCO Select, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey …

Darcy Howe of KCRise Fund: Connecting Early-Stage Entrepreneurs With Investors

August 26th, 2020

27:57

On this episode of Banking on KC, Darcy Howe, managing director of the KCRise Fund, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the state of funding for local startups. Howe shares some of the key criteria the KCRise Fund looks …

Tom Corbin of Corbin Bronze: Evolution of an Artist

August 19th, 2020

28:16

On this episode of Banking on KC, Tom Corbin, world-renowned artist and founder of Corbin Bronze, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his evolution …

Karen Hornig of KC Tech Council: Building a World-Class Tech Hub in Kansas City

August 5th, 2020

24:01

On this episode of Banking on KC, the chair of the 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. Gain insights into the …

Dr. Carmaletta Williams of Black Archives of Mid-America: Preserving the Experiences and Historical Contributions of African Americans in Kansas City

July 29th, 2020

18:30

On this episode of Banking on KC, Dr. Carmaletta Williams, president of the Black Archives of Mid-America, joins host Kelly Scanlon to take us on a tour of some of the historical artifacts and exhibits in the Black …

Lori Ross of FosterAdopt Connect: Building the Future One Child at a Time

July 22nd, 2020

20:56

On this episode of Banking on KC, Lori Ross of FosterAdopt Connect joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization has created a community that works together to support and advocate for abused and neglected …

Mary Jane Judy of Polsinelli: At the Center of Key Kansas City Initiatives

July 15th, 2020

20:43

On this episode of Banking on KC, Mary Jane Judy, co-office managing partner of Polsinelli, joins host Kelly Scanlon to talk about her early …

Roshann Parris of Parris Communications: Shaping Local and Global Messages

July 9th, 2020

24:25

On this episode of Banking on KC, Roshann Parris, founder and CEO of Parris Communications, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share an entrepreneurial journey that was shaped by working in her parents’ Kentucky drugstore and …

Wendy Guillies, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

July 1st, 2020

19:56

Wendy Guillies, president & CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Banking on KC. Founder Ewing Kauffman’s vision and philosophies continue to shape organizations …

Danny O’Neill, Founder, The Roasterie: Brewing Up an Iconic Brand

June 24th, 2020

24:51

Danny O’Neill, the founder of The Roasterie, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Banking on KC. As a foreign exchange student in Costa Rica in 1978, Danny—or the Bean Baron—as he’s now known, picked his first …

Shawn Long of University of Kansas Health System: Showcasing Kansas City Excellence

June 17th, 2020

23:27

Shawn Long, the vice president of corporate and community outreach at University of Kansas Health System, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Banking on KC. UKHS is known nationally for making headlines and …

Mary Birch of Lathrop GPM: Positioning Communities for Growth

June 10th, 2020

20:44

In this episode of Banking on KC, host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Mary Birch, the government relations coordinator of Lathrop GPM, to discuss her nearly two-decade tenure as the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce’s president …

Luann Feehan of Nonprofit Connect: Empowering Nonprofits for More Than 40 Years

June 3rd, 2020

22:09

Luann Feehan, president and CEO of Nonprofit Connect, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode of Banking on KC. Tune in to learn more about the state of giving in Kansas City and the impact nonprofits make—not just in …

Bill Dietrich of Downtown Council of Kansas City: Sustaining a Prosperous Downtown KC

May 27th, 2020

27:46

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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. Find …

Joe Reardon, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce: Moving the Community Forward Through Collaboration

May 20th, 2020

21:29

On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon visits with Joe Reardon, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The Reardon family has a long history of public service in the Kansas City community. Listen …

Hailee Bland Walsh of City Gym KC: Building Community—One Transformed Life at a Time

May 13th, 2020

20:46

On this episode of Banking on KC, host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Hailee Bland Walsh, founder of City Gym KC. Discover how Hailee realized her vision of …

Mary Esselman of Operation Breakthrough: Creating Brighter Futures for Nearly 50 Years

May 6th, 2020

18:40

On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Mary Esselman, president, and CEO of Operation Breakthrough. Find out how this nationally accredited, not-for-profit corporation—which Sister Corita and Sister Berta began in …

Matt Condon of Bardavon Health Innovations: Disrupting Healthcare & Empowering Entrepreneurs

April 29th, 2020

20:57

On this episode, Bardavon Health Innovations CEO and serial entrepreneur Matt Condon joins host Kelly Scanlon. Matt shares how Bardavon is is dynamically disrupting the healthcare industry, why it's important KC …

Tyler Enders of Made in KC: Cultivating a Crew of Makers

April 22nd, 2020

19:36

Tyler Enders, Made in KC co-founder and serial entrepreneur, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week's episode. Tyler details how Made in KC went from a stairwell to a major storefront, showcasing goods and products made …

Pauly Hart of Lead to Read: Changing Lives, One Lunch Hour at a Time

April 15th, 2020

20:07

Pauly Hart, Executive Director of Lead to Read, Kansas City's largest literacy volunteer corp, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week's episode. Pauly …

Father Justin Mathews of Reconciliation Services: Transformation Through Honesty, Vibrancy & Community

April 8th, 2020

24:40

On this episode, Father Justin Mathews, Executive Director of Reconciliation Services and Thelma's Kitchen joins host Kelly Scanlon. He shares the …

Gina Stuelke of Kenton Brothers: Protecting Kansas City for Generations of Buildings & Businesses

April 1st, 2020

21:01

Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week's episode. Gina shares how the company has protected Kansas City for generations of buildings and businesses, the next wave of security …

Luke Wade of KC Crew: Creating a Cutting-Edge KC Sports League

March 25th, 2020

24:27

On this episode, KC Crew founder and "serial entrepreneur" Luke Wade joins host Kelly Scanlon, where the two discuss the "cutting-edge adult …

Sherry Turner of OneKC for Women: Building a Powerful Alliance

March 18th, 2020

24:55

Sherry Turner, Founder of OneKC for Women and President of Women's Employment Network (WEN), joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode. She shares how OneKC for Women acts as an umbrella alliance that brings together …

Dina Newman of Center for Neighborhood Development: Organizing for Urban Innovation

March 11th, 2020

25:38

On this episode, Dina Newman, Director of UMKC's Center for Neighborhood Development, joins host Kelly Scanlon, to discuss urban innovation, creating healthy neighborhoods and organizing for impact. For more:

Chase McAnulty of Charlie Hustle: Chasing the Hustle

March 4th, 2020

23:39

Charlie Hustle's founder & CEO, Chase McAnulty, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode. The two discuss Charlie Hustle's booming growth, its …

Narbeli Galindo of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City: Bringing Business to the Heart of the U.S.

February 26th, 2020

23:57

On this episode, Narbeli Galindo, Director of International Affairs at the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon. The two discuss Galindo's mission to generate interest and excitement …

Tom Proebstle of Generator Studio: How KC Became the Sports Architecture Capital

February 19th, 2020

26:22

On this episode, Tom Proebstle, co-founder of sports architecture firm, Generator Studio, joins host Kelly Scanlon. The two discuss Generator Studio's ongoing projects both at home and across the country, new and …

KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas: A 2020 Vision

February 12th, 2020

18:24

On this episode of Banking on KC, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas joins host Kelly Scanlon to share his vision for 2020. The two discuss Lucas' recent achievements, including the free public transportation …

Adrienne Haynes of SEED Law: Breaking Out of the Silo & Creating a Multicultural Business Community

February 5th, 2020

22:14

Adrienne Haynes, Founder & Managing Partner of SEED Law, joins host Kelly Scanlon this week. The two discuss SEED’s role in working with …

Kim Kimbrough of Westport Regional Business League: Thriving Spirit

January 29th, 2020

15:35

Executive Director of the Westport Regional Business League, Kim Kimbrough, joins host Kelly Scanlon for this week’s episode. The pair discuss preserving the spirit of Westport, ensuring locals’ safety and proudly …

Maria Meyers of SourceLink: Making Entrepreneurship Easier

January 22nd, 2020

23:51

Maria Meyers, Vice Provost & Executive Director of the UMKC Innovation Center and the Founder of Source Link, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week’s episode of Banking on KC. Meyers speaks of SourceLink’s “darn …

Author & Entrepreneur John Jantsch: Building a Business that Enhances Life

January 15th, 2020

20:41

Author, business owner and entrepreneur John Jantsch joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week’s episode. Jantsch discusses his new book “The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur,” the constant journey of self-improvement and creating …

Mike McKeen of EPC Real Estate Group: Housing Innovation for a New Generation of Kansas Citians

January 8th, 2020

20:21

Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes EPC Real Estate Group president, Mike McKeen, on this week’s episode. The pair discuss how EPC is investing in KC communities, modern housing innovation and how an ancient Scandinavian …

Andy Rieger of J. Rieger & Co.: Reviving a Legacy

December 27th, 2019

25:02

On this episode of Banking on KC, 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.”

Jane Preuss of Leawood Lifestyle Magazine: The Leap from Law to Lifestyle

December 18th, 2019

23:29

Leawood Lifestyle publisher Jane Preuss joins Kelly Scanlon for this week’s episode of Banking on KC. Preuss shares how she took the leap of faith to wind down her law career and transition to magazine publishing, her …

Zach Moores of Crows Coffee: A Call for Community Through Coffee

December 11th, 2019

21:26

On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon is joined by Zach Moores, owner of Crows Coffee, KC’s local neighborhood coffee establishment. With three locations throughout the city, Moores opens up about why Crows is just as …

Luke Einsel of Thirsty Coconut: Bringing Healthy Living to Life with Entrepreneurial Ingenuity

December 4th, 2019

24:27

Thirsty Coconut President & CEO, Luke Einsel, joins host Kelly Scanlon for this week’s episode. The pair discuss how Einsel started the award-winning beverage distribution company during the height of the Great …

Pete Cowdin of The Rabbit Hole: Creating Wonder with KC’s First Kids Literary Museum

November 20th, 2019

20:28

Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes co-founder of The Rabbit Hole, Pete Cowdin, for this episode of Banking on KC. The two discuss Cowdin’s vision for The …

Lisa Garney of LMG Construction: Paving the Way for Local Women Leaders

November 13th, 2019

25:23

LMG Construction president 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. The two also discuss …

Tony Jones of the Kansas City Art Institute: Teaching Innovation Through Art

November 6th, 2019

25:07

Host Kelly Scanlon is joined by Tony Jones, President of the Kansas City Art Institute, where they discuss how the school not only teaches the …

Jeff Hargroves of ProPharma Group: Entrepreneurial Lessons & Bioscience Innovation

October 30th, 2019

27:31

On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon sits down with Jeff Hargroves, Founder & Board Member of ProPharma Group. Take a deep-dive into the bioscience industry and learn how Hargroves built ProPharma into a global …

Angela Hurt of Veracity Consulting: Learning Business Lessons on the Rugby Field

October 23rd, 2019

17:33

Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Angela Hurt, Founder & CEO of Veracity Consulting, on this episode of Banking on KC. The two explore how Veracity …

Chris Goode of Ruby Jean’s Juicery: The Hamilton of Health Foods in KC

October 16th, 2019

21:17

“It’s like waiting in line for a Broadway show.”

On the first episode of Banking on KC, host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Chris Goode, Founder & CEO of Ruby Jean’s Juicery. Goode shares the origin of how “Ruby Jean’s was …

Kathy Nelson of Kansas City Sports Commission: A Champion of KC

October 16th, 2019

19:06

Host Kelly Scanlon sits down with Kathy Nelson, President & CEO of Kansas City Sports Commission, where they discuss the organization’s mission to “drive Kansas City’s overall sports strategy, enrich the quality of …

Vivien Jennings of Rainy Day Books: Writing a Legacy of Literacy in KC

October 16th, 2019

18:34

On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon is joined by Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, “one of the leading independent booksellers in America.” Vivien shares how book clubs have “recreated” KC’s …

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