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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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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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.

    Tammy Buckner of WeCode KC: Creating the Code to Economic Prosperity

    Tammy Buckner of WeCode KC: Creating the Code to Economic Prosperity

    On this episode of Banking on KC, Tammy Buckner, founder and CEO of WeCode KC, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how the nonprofit’s programs build technology skills among youth, propelling them to a better future.
    Tune in to discover:
    Why Tammy believes coding is a path to economic prosperity for underserved youth—and at the same time, creates a pipeline of STEM professionals for the industry. Why WeCode KC’s programs teach leadership skills in addition to technology training. The impact of WeCode KC’s programs, including improvement in students’ academic studies. How to get involved with WeCode KC’s programs. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

    • 21 min
    Natasha Kirsch of The Grooming Project: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

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

    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 nonprofit dog grooming school in the country, helps to break the cycle of poverty through job training that inspires love and hope.
    Tune in to learn about:
    How a conversation with her mother and her own background working with homeless families inspired The Grooming Project. Who is eligible for the program and how it works. Why The Grooming Project takes a wholistic approach to “breaking the cycle” and focuses on more than job training. The Project’s graduation, job placement and retention rates. The unexpected ways that working with dogs has helped students enrolled in the program. Graduate success stories. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

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

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

    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 providing access to breakthrough ideas and new treatments.
    Tune in to learn about:
    The KU Cancer Center’s prominent national reputation in cancer research. Some of the innovative research at the Cancer Center that is leading to breakthroughs in cancer treatments, including proton therapy. The impact of the Cancer Center on the regional economy. Where Dr. Jensen sees the next big breakthroughs in cancer research occurring. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

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

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

    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 Plaza Academy.
    Tune in to discover the:
    Surprising way in which Plaza Academy got its start 50 years ago. Diversity among the students Plaza Academy serves. Plaza Academy’s unique academic approach. Plaza Academy’s single-greatest community impact over the years. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

    • 18 min
    Barnett Helzberg of HEMP: Growing Kansas City Entrepreneurs

    Barnett Helzberg of HEMP: Growing Kansas City Entrepreneurs

    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 Kansas City.
    Tune in to discover:
    How Barnett’s inspiration for starting HEMP stemmed from his relationship with Ewing Kauffman. Why he and so many entrepreneurs are excited about HEMP. What Barnett thinks it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in today’s market. Some of the lessons Barnett has learned about business. How he thinks entrepreneurship in Kansas City has changed over the decades—and what the future looks like. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

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

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

    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 the world.
    Tune in to discover:
    Dr. Robin’s journey, including how acts of kindness shown to her have changed her life. What the 31-Day Kindness Campaign involves—and how you can participate. The scientific evidence that reinforces why being kind is good for an individual’s overall mental health. Country Club Bank – Member FDIC

    • 20 min

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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