Ingram's Magazine: June 2022

Ingram’s June 2022 digital edition

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Cheers to the Rapid Growth of Regional Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

David Hoffman has a dream, one that fits nicely in a wine glass. The native of Washington, Mo., who owns more than 100 business enterprises ranging from commercial realty to executive search firms to private equity, made the bulk of…more

Almost Unbearable

Nearly halfway into 2022, investors have fidgeted as equities have taken a pounding, and the Fed’s overdue move to stem inflation have produced more indigestion with their bond portfolios. Real estate values continue to rise, but in the world of…more

Coping With the Three I-migos

The 1986 movie, Three Amigos! is about three movie stars desperately struggling to remain in the limelight. In today’s economy, the variables in the limelight are the three “I”migos: inflation, interest rates and illiquidity. Inflation: In early 2021, the Consumer…more

It’s Not Just About Return; Don’t Forget the Risk

Like many investors, you probably learned early on that diversification can help your portfolio with the risks of a volatile market.  But could it be that all these years you were looking at risk and diversification the wrong way?  Many…more

Q&A … With Bill Conway

Q: We saw some pretty robust M&A activity in 2018-19, and a lot of that even carried into the pandemic, then it boomed again in 2021. But conditions have deteriorated a bit economically throughout the first half of the year;…more

In a Nutshell: What Financial Stability?

The Federal Reserve painted a somewhat concerning picture of the global financial system in its latest semi-annual Financial Stability Report, citing particular examples that warrant more attention.  Surging inflation, as well as Russia’s evil war against Ukraine, now are more…more

At the Top of the Food Chain

The restaurants and bars are filling up again; the stores are open, in most cases, without restrictions. Thanks to the economic drag of a global pandemic, Kansas City, alas, started saying goodbye in 2020 to some long-standing enterprises that had…more

Wining & Dining

BEST BAKERY You can follow this list every year to know who registers highest with readers in the bakery category—or you can just follow the traffic, especially on Saturday mornings, to north Waldo and McLain’s Bakery. Indoor or sidewalk dining,…more

Entertainment & Culture

BEST ART GALLERY We’re in the middle of America, but thanks to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, our Gold winner, Kansas City has access to artworks from every continent and culture—well, they aren’t helping the cause from Antarctica, but everyone…more

Business Services

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM They won the Gold as BKD, but balloting took place before the rebrand that followed the merger of that long-time Kansas City/Springfield firm and Dixon Hughes Goodman of Charlotte, N.C. So this year’s trophy will be engraved…more

Business Products

BEST AUTO DEALER (DOMESTIC) In any given year, you can almost bank on a Ford dealership earning the Gold for domestic vehicle sales. And so it is in 2022, this time with Bob Sight Ford of Overland Park taking the…more