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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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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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Banking on KC

Latest release on Oct 14, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Matt Condon of Bardavon Health Innovations: Disrupting Healthcare & Empowering Entrepreneurs

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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 continues to support its entrepreneurs, and how when we unify as a city, we rise.

Apr 29 2020

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Rank #2: Mike McKeen of EPC Real Estate Group: Housing Innovation for a New Generation of Kansas Citians

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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 religious right endures to help celebrate the completion of a job well done.

Jan 08 2020

20mins

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Rank #3: Lisa Garney of LMG Construction: Paving the Way for Local Women Leaders

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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 Garney’s passion for paving the way for women leaders, the necessity of vision, and being mentored by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

Nov 13 2019

25mins

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Rank #4: Mary Esselman of Operation Breakthrough: Creating Brighter Futures for Nearly 50 Years

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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 1971 to offer quality childcare for children of the working poor—continues to provide advocacy, emergency aid, and education to underserved communities nearly 50 years later.

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May 06 2020

18mins

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Rank #5: Chris Goode of Ruby Jean’s Juicery: The Hamilton of Health Foods in KC

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“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 birthed on pure passion behind the early departure of Ruby Jean and [Goode’s] extreme belief that his grandmother may still be around had she made subtle changes in her diet.” The two also discuss keeping Kansas City’s soul as it grows, local heroes and staying true to what you do best. Country Club Bank - Member FDIC.

Oct 16 2019

21mins

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Rank #6: Tyler Enders of Made in KC: Cultivating a Crew of Makers

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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 by local "makers," and how the company has helped cultivate creativity in Kansas City.

Apr 22 2020

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Rank #7: Andy Rieger of J. Rieger & Co.: Reviving a Legacy

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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.”

Dec 27 2019

25mins

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Rank #8: Chase McAnulty of Charlie Hustle: Chasing the Hustle

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Charlie Hustle's founder & CEO, Chase McAnulty, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode. The two discuss Charlie Hustle's booming growth, its indisputable impact on Kansas City's brand and how Chase's 'Hustle' dream started all the way back in high school.

Mar 04 2020

23mins

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Rank #9: Tony Jones of the Kansas City Art Institute: Teaching Innovation Through Art

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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 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.

Nov 06 2019

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Rank #10: Angela Hurt of Veracity Consulting: Learning Business Lessons on the Rugby Field

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Host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Angela Hurt, Founder & CEO of Veracity Consulting, on this episode of Banking on KC. The two 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.” Angela also dives in on Veracity’s mission to lead with truth, how Rugby taught her some of the toughest business lessons and why facing doubt and fear with extreme optimism offers you the best chance to triumph. Country Club Bank - Member FDIC.

Oct 23 2019

17mins

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Rank #11: Pauly Hart of Lead to Read: Changing Lives, One Lunch Hour at a Time

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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 shares how the organization strives to be the easiest, most meaningful volunteer experience in Kansas City by partnering caring adults with children in urban classrooms to read once a week.

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #12: Zach Moores of Crows Coffee: A Call for Community Through Coffee

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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 much about community as coffee, the meaning behind the name, and creating a second home for patrons just down the block from their own.

Dec 11 2019

21mins

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Rank #13: Jeff Hargroves of ProPharma Group: Entrepreneurial Lessons & Bioscience Innovation

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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 powerhouse – and then successfully handed over the reins to a new leader. Country Club Bank - Member FDIC.

Oct 30 2019

27mins

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Rank #14: Jane Preuss of Leawood Lifestyle Magazine: The Leap from Law to Lifestyle

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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 message to spread joy and telling the stories of her fellow Kansas Citians.

Dec 18 2019

23mins

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Rank #15: KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas: A 2020 Vision

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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 initiative and establishing a Tenant's Bill of Rights in Missouri, and why he's so proud to represent KC.

Feb 12 2020

18mins

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Rank #16: Narbeli Galindo of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City: Bringing Business to the Heart of the U.S.

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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 among business leaders, governmental agencies and representatives in other countries to relocate or expand right here in Kansas City, the "heart of the United States."

Feb 26 2020

23mins

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Rank #17: Kim Kimbrough of Westport Regional Business League: Thriving Spirit

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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 working with the eclectic, authentic mix of all 236 businesses in the district.

Jan 29 2020

15mins

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Rank #18: Pete Cowdin of The Rabbit Hole: Creating Wonder with KC’s First Kids Literary Museum

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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 Rabbit Hole as a one-of-a-kind experience, built around promoting literacy, imagination, creativity and a little bit of wonder.

Nov 20 2019

20mins

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Rank #19: Luke Einsel of Thirsty Coconut: Bringing Healthy Living to Life with Entrepreneurial Ingenuity

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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 Recession in a one-car garage, setbacks and breakthroughs, and how Thirsty Coconut’s big break is in part thanks to Michelle Obama.

Dec 04 2019

24mins

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Rank #20: Adrienne Haynes of SEED Law: Breaking Out of the Silo & Creating a Multicultural Business Community

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Adrienne Haynes, Founder & Managing Partner of SEED Law, joins host Kelly Scanlon this week. The two discuss SEED’s role in working with entrepreneurs to develop and implement best business practices, helping communities develop their own customized economic development strategies and the human right of “self-determination.”

Feb 05 2020

22mins

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

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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 entrepreneurs. Tune in as she discusses the inspiration for launching the company, how she has grown it and kept it relevant, and how she is introducing entrepreneurship to students through her foundation. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC.

Oct 14 2020

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

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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 entrepreneurial journey, from the straw business he started as a farm kid to launching, growing, and exiting two tech companies to recently taking over as CEO of an established Kansas City company poised for new heights. Toby also weighs in on the investment climate for Kansas City’s startups. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Oct 07 2020

21mins

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

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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 builds on the agricultural strengths and experience that program participants already possess and helps them start their own small farm businesses. Walrafen explains the basics of community-supported agriculture, the training program and its outcomes, and how Kansas Citians can help support the program. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Sep 30 2020

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Kelly Wilson of The Sewing Labs: Stitching a Community Together

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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 Labs. Wilson discusses the three-tiered mission of The Sewing Labs: job skills training, community connections and the legacy of sewing. She also provides insights into how businesses can solve community challenges. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Sep 23 2020

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

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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 5,000-year-old pig breed, promote sustainable agriculture practices in a modern world, what’s driving agricultural innovation—and how he hopes to change the way animals are treated and people are eating.

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Sep 16 2020

22mins

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Edgar Palacios of Latinx Education Collaborative: Connecting Latinx Educators

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On this episode of Banking on KC, Edgar Palacios, president and CEO of Latinx Education Collaborative, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discusses the mission and work of the Latinx Education Cooperative. The organization Palacios founded in 2018 strives to build a community of Latinx education professionals and to provide Latino students with classroom role models. Palacios describes the improved educational achievement of Latinx students who have access to teachers who look like them, the mentoring and leadership influence these teachers bring to students and the community building that results from the efforts.

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Sep 09 2020

15mins

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

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On this episode of Banking on KC, Jeanette Prenger, president and CEO of ECCO Select, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share her entrepreneurial journey and her insights into growing a successful company. As the company celebrates its 25-year anniversary, Prenger reflects on her decision to make the entrepreneurial leap, the changes that have occurred in the tech staffing industry, the company’s “secret sauce” for success, tips for navigating a family business, how to lead through a crisis, the advantages of keeping her company based in Kansas City although it has grown to 300 associates nationwide, and many lessons learned. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Sep 02 2020

25mins

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

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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 for in a company to fund, provides insights into questions potential investors might have, reveals the results of a recent survey of early-stage Kansas City companies, and offers ways the community as a whole can help early-stage companies grow to the next level. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Aug 26 2020

27mins

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Tom Corbin of Corbin Bronze: Evolution of an Artist

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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 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. Tom also shares the stories behind some of his most notable pieces, such as the Harry Truman bronze for the U.S. Capitol, Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman, the statue of Buck O’Neil and others. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Aug 19 2020

28mins

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Bob Kendrick of The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: Where History Touches Home

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On this episode of Banking on KC, Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 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. He also discusses the pivotal role baseball played in helping to integrate America, the inspiration behind the museum and the experience people can expect to have when they visit the museum. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Aug 12 2020

31mins

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

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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 organization’s efforts to enhance workforce development, improve industry access and boost policy advocacy in order to drive change in the tech industry. Karen also discusses the current Kansas City tech scene, including major innovations such as the Hyperloop, the importance of inclusion and diversity, and the unusual career path that led her to playing a key role in shaping the future of technology innovation in Kansas City. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Aug 05 2020

24mins

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

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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 Archives’ collection. The museum preserves the lives, history, and culture of people of African descent in the Kansas City area. The museum is open to the public and is also an educational facility that welcomes researchers and offers a space for hosting community events. Listen in as Dr. Williams describes how the museum captures Kansas City’s past, influences our present and shapes our future. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Jul 29 2020

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

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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 children and the families who care for them. As a foster parent herself, Lori co-founded the organization to plug the gaps she saw in services, programming, advocacy and networking opportunities among foster families. Listen in to find out more about FosterAdopt Connect’s programs, legislative efforts and opportunities to become involved. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Jul 22 2020

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

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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 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.

Judy draws on her rich leadership experiences and community involvement to provide insights into Kansas City’s real estate scene, the value of women on boards of directors, local transportation initiatives, and what community leaders and citizens can do to create an even better Kansas City.

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Jul 15 2020

20mins

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Roshann Parris of Parris Communications: Shaping Local and Global Messages

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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 that’s taken her around the world. Tune in to discover how her expertise in crisis communications has given her a front row seat to many defining local, regional and global events during the last three decades as she’s worked behind the scenes to shape their messaging. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

Jul 09 2020

24mins

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Wendy Guillies, President & CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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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 throughout the world, especially in Kansas City. Tune in to learn more about the Foundation’s programs and initiatives that encourage people to live “uncommon lives,” the state of entrepreneurship, and what it means to be the leader of a global organization that is driving change. Country Club Bank . . . Member FDIC

Jul 01 2020

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

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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 coffee cherries and fell in love with “everything” coffee. Fast forward 15 years to Danny’s Brookside home, where he founded The Roasterie and began building what was to become an iconic Kansas City brand. 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. Country Club Bank … Member FDIC

Jun 24 2020

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

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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 making a difference through their excellence as an academic medical center and world-class programs. Tune in to learn how they collaborate with iconic Kansas City brands like the Chiefs, Hallmark and The Roasterie to showcase Kansas City excellence and to foster community. Country Club Bank … Member FDIC.

Jun 17 2020

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Mary Birch of Lathrop GPM: Positioning Communities for Growth

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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 and CEO, a period that saw Overland Park’s growth magnify to a vibrant city that is nationally recognized for its quality of life. She also discusses the importance of transportation systems to the area’s growth, the Johnson County Education Research Triangle, and her passion for leadership development. Country Club Bank . . . Member FDIC

Jun 10 2020

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

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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 fulfilling their individual missions but also on the economy and workforce of Kansas City. Country Club Bank . . . Member FDIC

Jun 03 2020

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