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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.


Bill Dietrich of Downtown Council of Kansas City: Sustaining a Prosperous Downtown KC
May 27 • 27 min
On this episode of Banking on KC, Bill Dietrich, president and CEO of the Downtown Council of Kansas City, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss Kansas City’s progress on creating a vibrant and sustainable downtown. Find out how city leaders are building on…
Joe Reardon, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce: Moving the Community Forward Through Collaboration
May 20 • 21 min
On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon visits with Joe Reardon, president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The Reardon family has a long history of public service in the Kansas City community. Listen in to learn how Joe’s passion for…
Hailee Bland Walsh of City Gym KC: Building Community—One Transformed Life at a Time
May 13 • 20 min
On this episode of Banking on KC, host Kelly Scanlon welcomes Hailee Bland Walsh, founder of City Gym KC. Discover how Hailee realized her vision of creating a place where people could transform themselves, not just physically, but in ways that could make…
Mary Esselman of Operation Breakthrough: Creating Brighter Futures for Nearly 50 Years
May 6 • 18 min
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…
Matt Condon of Bardavon Health Innovations: Disrupting Healthcare & Empowering Entrepreneurs
Apr 29 • 20 min
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…
Tyler Enders of Made in KC: Cultivating a Crew of Makers
Apr 22 • 19 min
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…
Pauly Hart of Lead to Read: Changing Lives, One Lunch Hour at a Time
Apr 15 • 20 min
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…
Father Justin Mathews of Reconciliation Services: Transformation Through Honesty, Vibrancy & Community
Apr 8 • 24 min
On this episode, Father Justin Mathews, Executive Director of Reconciliation Services and Thelma’s Kitchen joins host Kelly Scanlon. He shares the origin of the organization and its mission to cultivate a community seeking reconciliation to transform…
Gina Stuelke of Kenton Brothers: Protecting Kansas City for Generations of Buildings & Businesses
Apr 1 • 21 min
Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week’s episode. Gina shares how the company has protected Kansas City for generations of buildings and businesses, the next wave of security systems, and what it takes to succeed as a…
Luke Wade of KC Crew: Creating a Cutting-Edge KC Sports League
Mar 25 • 24 min
On this episode, KC Crew founder and “serial entrepreneur” Luke Wade joins host Kelly Scanlon, where the two discuss the “cutting-edge adult recreational sports league designed for people that are awesome, by people that are awesome.”
Sherry Turner of OneKC for Women: Building a Powerful Alliance
Mar 18 • 24 min
Sherry Turner, Founder of OneKC for Women and President of Women’s Employment Network (WEN), joins host Kelly Scanlon on this episode. She shares how OneKC for Women acts as an umbrella alliance that brings together several organizations, each with unique…
Dina Newman of Center for Neighborhood Development: Organizing for Urban Innovation
Mar 11 • 25 min
On this episode, Dina Newman, Director of UMKC’s Center for Neighborhood Development, joins host Kelly Scanlon, to discuss urban innovation, creating healthy neighborhoods and organizing for impact. For more: info.umkc.edu/cfn.
Chase McAnulty of Charlie Hustle: Chasing the Hustle
Mar 4 • 23 min
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…
Narbeli Galindo of the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City: Bringing Business to the Heart of the U.S.
Feb 26 • 23 min
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,…
Tom Proebstle of Generator Studio: How KC Became the Sports Architecture Capital
Feb 19 • 26 min
On this episode, Tom Proebstle, co-founder of sports architecture firm, Generator Studio, joins host Kelly Scanlon. The two discuss Generator Studio’s ongoing projects both at home and across the country, new and upcoming trends, and how Kansas City…
KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas: A 2020 Vision
Feb 12 • 18 min
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…
Adrienne Haynes of SEED Law: Breaking Out of the Silo & Creating a Multicultural Business Community
Feb 5 • 22 min
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…
Kim Kimbrough of Westport Regional Business League: Thriving Spirit
Jan 29 • 15 min
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…
Maria Meyers of SourceLink: Making Entrepreneurship Easier
Jan 22 • 23 min
Maria Meyers, Vice Provost & Executive Director of the UMKC Innovation Center and the Founder of Source Link, joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week’s episode of Banking on KC. Meyers speaks of SourceLink’s “darn simple” mission to simply make…
Author & Entrepreneur John Jantsch: Building a Business that Enhances Life
Jan 15 • 20 min
Author, business owner and entrepreneur John Jantsch joins host Kelly Scanlon on this week’s episode. Jantsch discusses his new book “The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur,” the constant journey of self-improvement and creating a business that not only hopefully…
Mike McKeen of EPC Real Estate Group: Housing Innovation for a New Generation of Kansas Citians
Jan 8 • 20 min
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…
Andy Rieger of J. Rieger & Co.: Reviving a Legacy
Dec 27, 2019 • 25 min
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.”
Jane Preuss of Leawood Lifestyle Magazine: The Leap from Law to Lifestyle
Dec 18, 2019 • 23 min
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…
Zach Moores of Crows Coffee: A Call for Community Through Coffee
Dec 11, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Luke Einsel of Thirsty Coconut: Bringing Healthy Living to Life with Entrepreneurial Ingenuity
Dec 4, 2019 • 24 min
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…
Pete Cowdin of The Rabbit Hole: Creating Wonder with KC’s First Kids Literary Museum
Nov 20, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Lisa Garney of LMG Construction: Paving the Way for Local Women Leaders
Nov 13, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Tony Jones of the Kansas City Art Institute: Teaching Innovation Through Art
Nov 6, 2019 • 25 min
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…
Jeff Hargroves of ProPharma Group: Entrepreneurial Lessons & Bioscience Innovation
Oct 30, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Angela Hurt of Veracity Consulting: Learning Business Lessons on the Rugby Field
Oct 23, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Vivien Jennings of Rainy Day Books: Writing a Legacy of Literacy in KC
Oct 16, 2019 • 18 min
On this episode, host Kelly Scanlon is joined by Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, “one of the leading independent booksellers in America.” Vivien shares how book clubs have “recreated” KC’s neighborhoods and help bring the city…
Kathy Nelson of Kansas City Sports Commission: A Champion of KC
Oct 16, 2019 • 19 min
Host Kelly Scanlon sits down with Kathy Nelson, President & CEO of Kansas City Sports Commission, where they discuss the organization’s mission to “drive Kansas City’s overall sports strategy, enrich the quality of life, create economic impact and raise…
Chris Goode of Ruby Jean’s Juicery: The Hamilton of Health Foods in KC
Oct 16, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Season 1 Trailer
Sep 20, 2019 • 1 min
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