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On this episode of Banking on KC, Erica Brune, President of Lever1, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the company’s growth, how they help their clients grow and current job market conditions. Tune in to discover: 1. Erica’s path to entrepreneurship. 2. How the company has managed consistent year-over-year growth. 3. Tips for attracting and retaining talent in the current job market. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Neelima Parasker, President and CEO of SnapIT Solutions, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how she is promoting STEM and fostering digital inclusion. Tune in to discover:  How Neelima and her company are promoting STEM and fostering digital inclusion in disadvantaged communities. SnapIT’s patent-pending process for helping individuals create a career in STEM. What inspired Neelima to launch SnapIT with a mission of empowering people through technology. The key to attracting more women and minorities to STEM careers.  How Neelima’s work in the community is strengthening our local workforce.  Why companies must embrace a more innovative approach to hiring. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Amanda Loughlin, Historic Preservation Specialist at Rosin Preservation, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how architect Mary Rockwell Hook paved the way for women architects in the early 20th century. Tune in to discover:  What inspired Mary Rockwell Hook to enter the field of architecture.  How she was able to make inroads in a field that did not embrace her.  Her influence on other female architects.  The key characteristics of her architectural style. Where to find examples of Mary’s work in Kansas City and in other areas of the U.S. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Stephen Minnis, president of Benedictine College, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the college’s Byron G. Thompson Center for Integrity in Finance and Economics carries on the legacy of principled-leadership Byron Thompson exemplified.  Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Tabitha Schmidt, CEO of Powell Gardens, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss its expansion into regenerative agriculture and the introduction of several new events and experiences for the 2022 season. Tune in to for details about: Powell Gardens’ new cooperative agreement with Lincoln University to form the Agriculture Center for Empowerment, making the Gardens a satellite site for education, outreach and research, with a focus on agricultural initiatives. The introduction of Crillo cattle to Powell Gardens’ non-garden properties for grazing and land management practices. New events and experiences for the 2022 season, including Orchid Delirium and Fortopia. Updates on popular favorites such as Painted Garden, Festival of Butterflies, Dark Forest and Festival of Lights. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kevin Fryer and Keri Lauderdale Olson of KC Velocity join host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the organization educates and connects entrepreneurs.Tune in to discover: How KC Velocity helps entrepreneurs build a foundation of success. Where KC Velocity fits within Kansas City’s ecosystem of resources available to entrepreneurs. Why the organization has expanded its reach. How entrepreneurs, corporations and business resource organizations can connect with KC Velocity. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
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 movement—to promote a better world through kindness. Tune in to discover: The circumstances that led to the founding of the Faith Always Wins Foundation. The mission of the foundation—and how it’s carried out on a daily basis. The purpose of Seven Days—Make a Ripple, Change the World. Why it’s important to make an effort to get to know people outside of our own “bubbles.” Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, as we continue our conversations with Kansas City women leaders during Women’s History Month, we welcome Valerie Nicholson-Watson, CEO of Harvesters, where she’s helping to change the lives of families and seniors who are served by the community food network. She and host Kelly Scanlon discuss: The mission and impact of Harvesters. How to continue to build an organization for the future yet stay true to the founders’ mission. How the community in which she was raised instilled in Valerie a spirit of serving the community in which she now lives and works. Valerie’s approach to leading change. How the next generation of women leaders can develop and exercise their influence and impact. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Joni Cobb, Board Chair of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the importance of working with policymakers to promote the growth of entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on female entrepreneurs. Tune in to discover: How policy at the federal, state and local level impacts entrepreneurship. The state of female entrepreneurship in America today. The issues most impacting female entrepreneurs. Joni’s advice for the next generation of female leaders who want to create an impact. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Mayra Aguirre, president of Hall Family Foundation, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the philanthropy of others opened doors of opportunity for her—and how she’s now paying it forward as a community leader. Tune in to discover: The lessons Mayra’s hard-working immigrant parents instilled in her that she still relies on today. Why she considers her “job” a calling and a purpose. Why listening is so important to leading change.  Leadership tips for the next generation of women. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kathy Nelson, CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss leadership opportunities for women—and the role sports plays. Tune in to discover: How Nelson has elevated Kansas City’s profile internationally, especially in the sports arena. What Nelson and WIN for KC are doing to foster leadership skills in women. Nelson’s thoughts on closing the gaps between men’s and women's sports. Nelson’s approach to leading change.  Insights about leadership and making an impact. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of United WE (formerly Women’s Foundation), joins host Kelly Scanlon as part of Country Club Bank’s Women’s History Month lineup to discuss how United WE has historically worked to empower women. Tune in to learn about:  United WE’s early efforts to improve opportunities for women.  How United WE continues to advocate on behalf of women at the local, state and national levels. The legislation United WE has helped to enact. United WE’s Appointments Project initiative, which assists with placing women on civic boards and commissions. The findings of United WE’s town halls with women and Status of Women reports. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, John Mikos, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the YMCA continues to adapt to serve the evolving needs of KC residents and neighborhoods. Tune in to discover:  How the YMCA got its start in Kansas City. Fun facts about how many national celebrations and programs have YMCA roots. How the YMCA continues to stay relevant to serve KC communities—after more than 160 years!  The role the local YMCA played in student learning during the pandemic. How the YMCA is strengthening its support networks as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Ways the public can support the YMCA and the work it does. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Aviva Ajmera, founder and CEO of SoLVE KC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and her efforts to build community through philanthropy and mentoring. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Mitch Case, founder of More Than a Meal, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share his entrepreneurial story and how his company uses meals to strengthen relationships. Tune in to discover: The inspiration behind More Than a Meal. How businesses can use More Than a Meal as an employee benefit.  Country Club Bank – Member FDIC 
On this episode of Banking on KC, Kim Carroll, CEO of Heart to Heart International, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the organization’s mission of improving healthcare access for those in underserved communities and at disaster sites. Tune in to discover: The 1992 airlift from which Heart to Heart International was born. How Heart to Heart International mobilizes resources through a network of volunteers, donors and community partners. How the organizations clinics and labs around the U.S. work to provide greater healthcare access that’s sustainable for the community. The 30-year impact of Heart to Heart International’s work. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Jan Stenerud, former kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, joins host Kelly Scanlon to share memories of his playing days, Super Bowl IV, and a Kansas City spirit that perseveres. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Klassie Alcine, CEO of KC Common Good, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how KC Common Good strives to curb violence by addressing its root causes. Tune in to discover: The underlying causes of violence. How KC Common Good is convening the community to address those causes. How those most susceptible to violence can access community resources. Why the “collective impact model” approach KC Common Good uses has been successful. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Lee Harris, president and CEO of Cohen-Esrey, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how he and his team are approaching affordable housing with an entrepreneurial mindset—and making a difference across the U.S. Tune in to discover: The demographic and market factors that are driving single-family and multi-family housing prices up. Why affordable housing is key to long-term economic development. Why it’s important for every company to possess an entrepreneurial vision. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
On this episode of Banking on KC, Matthew Perry, co-founder, president and CEO of Genesys Systems Integrator, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how their innovative solutions help clients create products that enhance the way we live on the planet. Tune in to discover how: Genesys is helping the automotive industry shift gears with assembly line innovations. Genesys solutions are driving new possibilities in the recycling industry. Matt hires for “innovation.” To encourage a culture of innovation. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
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