Estate Planning after The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

If you have an estate plan already in place or are preparing one this year, are you aware of the impact The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017—the Act—will have on it? The law signed by President Trump on… more

Cigna buys St. Louis-based Express Scripts

3/8/2018 St. Louis-based Express Scripts, the largest company headquartered in Missouri, is being bought by health insurer Cigna in a cash and stock transaction worth a whopping $67 billion, the companies announced Thursday. Cigna issued a news release saying it… more

Shawnee Mission Health CEO Leaving

The president and CEO of Shawnee Mission Health and the Mid-America Region of Adventist Health System is leaving his position effective April 6th.  After 6 years in Kansas City, Ken Bacon is heading for a new position as the CEO… more

Wednesday Wrap-up

HIRE BASED ON A FACE? The Ladders:  Find out if your job candidate is honest, or bored Or go directly to the HireVue company site NRA FALLOUT Lockton already cut ties ABC News:  Today, Dick's Sporting Goods bucked the NRA TRUMP… more

Optimistic Entrepreneurs

02/28/2018 At their 9th annual State of Entrepreneurship Address in Washington, D.C., the Kauffman Foundation released the results of its national survey of more than 2,000 entrepreneurs.  In a mixed review of the economy, the study shows that 55 percent… more

KC Rising: We Have Our Work Cut Out

02/28/2018 In a building filled with masterpieces, hundreds of business leaders gathered to brainstorm on their own work in progress:  Kansas City.  Packed inside the Atkins Auditorium inside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, leaders from across the city and across… more

Monday Get Ahead

02/26/2018 A Kansas City law firm is going global while a Kansas City staple is about to release a national survey.  Time to catch up and get ahead with what's happening this week: GOING GLOBAL Ingrams:  Bryan Cave LLP announces… more

Bryan Cave to Merge with Berwin Leighton Paisner

02/26/2018 One of Kansas City's top area law firms is changing its name and going global.  A vote by the partnerships confirmed that in early April, Bryan Cave LLP will merge with U.K.-based Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) LLP to become… more

H&R Block Names New HR Head

Tiffany Scalzitti Monroe is now the new Chief People Officer for H&R Block.  According to the press release, Monroe will oversee all the human resources functions of the tax company "such as organizational and performance management, talent development, and ensuring… more

Kauffman Foundation to Release National Survey

On Wednesday, February 28th, the Kauffman Foundation is set to release its national survey of more than 2,000 entrepreneurs in conjunction with the State of Entrepreneurship address in Washington D.C.   An early tweet sent out today by the organization says… more