Kauffman Foundation’s CEO Pick: DeAngela Burns-Wallace

Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, a Kansas City native and former cabinet member for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, has been named as the next CEO of the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation. Burns-Wallace, who has worked in business, public-sector and higher education roles,… more

Horizon to Connect Entrepreneurs with VC

KC Rising's annual Horizon event could prove a place for multiple venture-capital investment possibilities. The two-hour event takes place Thursday, May 25 at Children's Mercy Park. Last year, the Horizon event focused heavily on CEO engagement and the appeal of… more

Financial-Literacy Site to Promote Urban Business

Pathway Financial Education, born of a vision to improve business-education skills and financial literacy in a part of the city where they are needed most, became a reality this morning. With a cadre of dignitaries on hand at 18th and… more

2020 Philanthropist of the Year: John Sherman

Swinging for the Fences Long before he led the effort to keep the Royals an amenity to benefit all of Kansas City, John Sherman was focused on using philanthropy to help the truly disadvantaged level their own playing fields. Many… more

Global Entrepreneurship Week KC 2020 moves online

In 2020, virtual gatherings have become the norm. For the first time, many annual events and celebrations have moved online, including Global Entrepreneurship Week Kansas City. Marking its thirteenth year, Global Entrepreneurship Week consists of a number of events dedicated… more

20 in Their Twenties … for 2020

By some demographers’ reckoning, the cohort of Americans between 20 and 29 years old is now almost evenly divided between Millennials and Generation Z. As the latter group continues to lay the cornerstones for careers, the late-stage Millennials are kicking… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Q&A With … Mark Dohnalek

    Q: A lot of the news about your company lately has been about acquisitions, but there’s more going on here, isn’t there? A: A lot of people think our growth has been largely acquisition-oriented. But that just complemented… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

Transitions 2020: Finding the Right Buyer

You’ve worked for years, decades perhaps, to build a business. It’s time to sell. At this point, it’s just a matter of finding the right buyer, isn’t it? Frankly, no. Because the fiscal land mine in that question is “right.”… more