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.
Erica Brune of Lever1: Helping Businesses Grow
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
Neelima Parasker of SnapIT Solutions: Creating a Path to Tech Careers
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.
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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
Tristan Duncan of Shook, Hardy and Bacon: Fostering Diplomacy Through Art
On this episode of Banking on KC, Tristan Duncan, chair of the Art and Museum Law Group at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss the role of art in fostering diplomacy among nations.
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How art is used as a “soft power” in diplomatic relations. Examples of how art has been used for global relationship-building at pivotal times throughout history. The role of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in opening diplomatic channels and building international relationships. How the Nelson’s art diplomacy efforts have benefited Kansas City Country Club Bank – Member FDIC
Amanda Loughlin of Rosin Preservation: Mary Rockwell Hook Blazed Trails for Women Architects
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
Stephen Minnis of Benedictine College: Shaping Leaders with Integrity and Ethics
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.
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Tabitha Schmidt of Powell Gardens: Expanding Into Regenerative Agriculture
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