Professional Services


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

New online tool helps connect Missourians to health care resources

Accessible health care and options for residents across all regions has gained increased attention during COVID-19. For Missourians, a new tool is now available that allows them to see what options they have within the state. A new online tool… more

New child ID system offered in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Missouri Police Department - Kansas City Police are using a new system to help find children in the event they go missing. Dozens of families took advantage of the new EZ Child ID system when police rolled it… 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

Unemployment Rate Hits 14.7 Percent

The unemployment rate hit 14.7 percent in April after non-farm payroll fell by 20.5 million throughout the month, reported the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Unemployment rose by 10.3 percent, following several months of record-breaking strong employment numbers. The 20.5… more

Q&A With … Stephen Penn of KPMG

Stephen Penn is the office managing partner for KPMG in Kansas City. Q. Six weeks into the carnage, what's the damage assessment report you would deliver on the state of regional business? A. There’s probably a lot more going to… more

U.S. Chamber Concerned About Reopened Business Lawsuits

Business that are started to reopen as stay-at-home orders are eased could be more liable for legal action if employees or customers become sick while at their establishments, said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell… more

Polsinelli: Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Rise

Kansas City-based law firm is seeing the highest rate of Chapter 11 bankruptcies in seven years, according to its Polsinelli-TrBK Distress Indices Report.  “It’s actually quite common to not see an immediate increase in bankruptcies during an economic crisis. With… more

Consumer Spending Falls 7.5% in March

Consumer spending fell by 7.5 percent in March, a according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which is a major shift in the small monthly increases seen prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. The decrease was $829.9 billion in spending… more