Ingrams Magazine: May 2019

Ingram’s Best Companies to Work For

Taking Innovation to a new level Vacation time used to be a thing. It was something workers would use sparingly, save up for, and count the days on their calendars awaiting that blessed arrival. That time was a necessary commodity,…more

The 2019 Ingram’s 100: Food for Thought

Agribusiness-heavy at the top, the Ingram’s 100 list is remade after some of Kansas City’s largest private companies are acquired by national and global enterprises.        As if anyone needed evidence of Kansas City’s role in the worldwide…more

Regional Banking: On Solid Foundations

Earlier this year, a commentary in Forbes took note of how major national banks had a stranglehold on growth in that sector, wielding consumer-friendly tech tools to secure nearly half of all new deposit-account openings last year—despite having less than…more

Ingram’s May 2019 Digital Edition

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Reading Your Prospect’s ‘Buy’ Signals

“Billy, pay attention!” That was your first listening lesson. Probably delivered when you were too young to pay attention without a little prompting. Fast forward twenty something years (or more) and you’re STILL not listening. Your customer is telling you…more

Why Student Loan Debt Is an Employer Issue

A financially strapped worker is a human-capital issue—and a prospective job-hopper. Employers interviewing potential candidates are looking for a “diamond in the rough.” This usually means they are searching for one with specific credentials or that “it” factor. But in…more

Perhaps It’s Check-Out Time on Hotel Incentives

Tough times may be looming for Downtown hotels. So just how did that come to be? Here’s a question for the civic do-gooders who for years called on Kansas City to build more and better hotel rooms Downtown, arguing that…more