Ingram's Magazine: January 2018


Firing on all cylinders

If you’re looking for signs that tell you just how good things are right now in the U.S. economy, you don’t have to look very hard—or very far. Among those data points to surface in recent weeks: The Dow Jones…more

The Biggest Deals of 2017

Some storied names in Kansas City business changed hands in 2017, or agreed to change hands. Others sealed deals that elevated their local, regional and even global market shares, or set the course for long-term growth. Among them were multigenerational…more

Tax Reform: QBI and Your New Deductions

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. Another article in this issue lists many of the provisions, but one of the most complex provisions enacted in this law is a 20 percent…more

Inside the Tax Reform: The Good, the Bad and . . .

     Higher standard deductions. Lower tax brackets. Bigger child tax credits. All are elements that earned most of the attention in December, when Congress signed off on the most significant reform of the nation’s tax code in more than…more

2018 Construction Industry Outlook

(seated, l-r)   Steve Miller, Miller Schirger, (host, co-chair and co-sponsor), Rosie Privitera-Biondo, Mark One Electric (co-chair and co-sponsor); Mark Teahan, George J. Shaw Construction (co-chair and co-sponsor); Dan Beutler, George J. Shaw Construction; (first row standing, l-r) Phillip Yelder, City of Kansas City; Ramin Cherefat, McCownGordon…more

Blue Collar, High Tech

For decades, the knock on the construction sector was that it failed to embrace technological advance.  Well, look who’s knocking back now: From drone use to wearable tech, Big Data to even more sophisticated modeling information systems, construction companies are…more

Engineering our Future

Kansas City’s place in the world of engineering was solidified more than a century ago, with firms like Burns & McDonnell, Black & Veatch and HNTB setting down roots, and more recently others like Henderson Engineers and Kiewit setting up…more

#Metoo! Are You Prepared for It?

The U.S. has explicitly prohibited sexual harassment for more than 40 years. In recent years, trainers on how to comply with Title VII’s prohibition against sexual harassment have struggled to make training “meaningful,” and as such, have focused on more…more

50 Missourians You Should Know 2018

Show Me, You Say? Here You Go. What makes Missouri stand out? Start with its people. We’ve heard it time and time again from executives who are re-assigned to locations in Missouri from parts east and west: “I never knew…more