Kansas City Stories

KC Greats Episode 011 – Kendell Hale of UMKC Tennis

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This week, I got to speak with Kendell Hale of UMKC Tennis.  You’ll be surprised at the level of program he’s building right here in KC! Kendell Hale on LI: www.linkedin.com/in/kendell-hale-46732461 Coach Hale’s site: www.kendellhale.com/ UMKC TennisMen’s: bit.ly/2cZntNPWomen’s: bit.ly/2cPdRou UMKC main site: www.umkc.edu/ Genesis School:  http://www.genesisschool.org/ Boys & Girls Club of KC:  http://bgc-gkc.org/​ Hawg Jaw BBQ: hawgjaw.com/ Riverside RedX: www.riversideredx.com/home.html

KC Greats Episode 010 – What’s a CID? With Mark Rowlands

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This week on KC Greats we talk to Mark Rowlands to find out exactly what he does with the Downtown Community Improvement District. Check out some of the links below for more information on the CIDs and the people and organizations Mark mentions in the show. Mark on LI: www.linkedin.com/in/markprowlands CIDs: www.downtownkc.org/community-impro…ment-districts/ Downtown Council: www.downtownkc.org/ Crossroads Academy: crossroadsacademykc.org/ Mayor Sly James: […]

KC Greats Episode 009 – The (not so) Secret Life of Justin Ricklefs

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This week’s guest is a very interesting KC native, Justin Ricklefs. Justin is doing great things with his blog and getting national attention for it, both for himself and for KC. Justin’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/justin-ricklefs-b477594 Justin’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/justin.ricklefs.7 Justin’s Twitter: twitter.com/justinricklefs Justin’s Site: www.justinricklefs.com/ Brooke’s Site: reclaimthehome.com/ Ronald McDonald House of KC : www.rmhckc.org/ Ginger Sue’s: gingersues.com/ KC Chiefs: www.chiefs.com/ Today show Parents: www.today.com/parents FCA Kansas […]

KC Greats Episode 008 – Katie Boody of The Lean Lab

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This episode features Katie Boody, a schoolteacher turned educational entrepreneur. She and her organization are enabling others to make education better by empowering them to bring new ideas to their field. www.linkedin.com/in/katie-boody-465a8a37 theleanlab.org/index.html twitter.com/TheLeanLab twitter.com/eduhubkc www.facebook.com/EduHubKC/ www.facebook.com/theleanlab www.amazon.com/The-Obstacle-Is-W…tag=ryanholnet-20 www.universityacademy.org/ www.leedy-voulkos.com/ asuartmuseum.asu.edu/sites/default/…_biography.pdf www.facebook.com/JimLeedytheDocumentary/​

KC Greats Episode 007 – Natasha Kirsch of The Grooming Project

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​On this episode of KC Greats, I got to speak with Natasha Kirsch of The Grooming Project.  This is a really impressive program here in KC helping people lift themselves up out of homelessness. www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-kirsch-31461349 thegroomingproject.org/ www.facebook.com/thegroomingproject/ www.nelson-atkins.org/kcparks.org/park/loose-park/jcprd.com/parks_facilities/antioch_park.cfm www.westonirish.com/

KC Greats Episode 005 – Michael Wilson of Niall

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​On this episode of KC Greats, we’re exploring Niall, a luxury goods company making world class watches here in Kansas City. Michael Wilson, the founder and CEO of Niall, tells us about their progress and vision for the future. www.niallluxury.com/twitter.com/NiallLuxuryUStwitter.com/wilsonspeakingwww.linkedin.com/in/michaelrwilson kansascity.royals.mlb.com/kc/royals-charities/bigslickkc.org/www.childrensmercy.org/www.burgereng.com/ Michael’s Hidden Gemswww.facebook.com/taysburgershack/sandlotgoods.com/(NOTE: Manifesto site link broken at publishing, FB added instead below)www.facebook.com/Manifestojriegerco.com/www.nkc.org/

KC Greats Episode 001 – Matthew Marcus of the Kansas City Startup Village

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In the inaugural show of KC Greats, I talk to Matthew Marcus, a very active local entrepreneur. Mathew has been instrumental in tech growth in KC as a founder of the Kansas City Startup Village and the Kansas City Startup Foundation. Links mentioned in the show are found below, or at www.kcgreats.com. www.linkedin.com/in/themarcustwitter.com/TheMarcus www.kcstartupvillage.org/twitter.com/KCSV kcstartupfoundation.org/ Our United City: www.facebook.com/groups/1110949625630304/ thoumayest.com/twitter.com/ThouMayCoffee www.kcgreats.com/twitter.com/KCGreatswww.facebook.com/kcgreats