Ingram's Magazine: July 2021

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Wealth Management: Are Stocks Overvalued at This Juncture?

In June, the S&P 500 hit a new high, crossing 4,300 for the first time. Milestones like this come with the inevitable questions about valuation: Are stocks too expensive? To guard against overpaying, investors can turn to historical averages or…more

Back, and Better Than Ever – Best of Business 2021

A year ago, mired in an unprecedented global public-health crisis, most of the Kansas City area’s dining establishments were hanging on for their lives, trying to scrape by on drive-up and take-out orders, delivery and catering. Many of them made…more

Ingram’s 2021 Best of Business Kansas City Winners

Wining and Dining BEST BARBECUE 1. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue 2. Joe’s Kansas City 3. Q39 BEST BAKERY 1. McLain’s Bakery 2. Best Regards Bakery & Cafe 3. Dolce Bakery BEST BREWERY 1. Boulevard Brewing Co. 2. Martin City Brewing…more

Best of Business Gold Winners

When Ingram's Readers Speak... Remember the vintage television commercials about the business executives discussing investments during an airline flight, or at a restaurant, and one of them says, "Well, my broker is E.F. Hutton, and E.F. Hutton says ..." and…more

Wining and Dining 2021 Winners

BEST BARBECUE Bagging yet another Gold in the category that perhaps best defines these awards, FIORELLA’S JACK STACK BARBECUE sets standards for slow-smoked fare: beef, pork, chicken, fish, and side dishes that are just as savory as the entrees. All…more

Entertainment and Culture 2021 Winners

BEST ART GALLERY In Kansas City, it’s a one-of-a-kind entity and it stands in a field above all others: THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART is home to more than 35,000 works of art, representing almost every continent and culture on…more

Business Services 2021 Winners

BEST Accounting /Consulting Firm This year’s Gold goes to CBIZ MHM, a long standing staple in KC’s accounting profession. KPMG is the second largest in terms of licensed CPAs in the KC region and claims a proud Silver in this…more

Business Products 2021 Winners

BEST AUTO DEALER (Domestic) OLATHE FORD LINCOLN snaps up the Gold for its lineup of pinnacle Lincolns and new Fords—the venerable F-150 and larger models in that line, Ranger light pickups, SUVs from Escape to Expedition, and even the new…more

A Healthy Recovery

As COVID-19 began its deadly march across America in the late winter of 2020, a palpable sense of dread drifted throughout the region’s health-care system. For providers, it was driven by the sense of the unknown: How lethal could it…more

Going In Style

We’re past halftime of the Baby Boomer Retirement Game. It’s been 10 years since the first cohort of that generation, born between 1946 and 1964, hit retirement age. On that first day of January in 2011, and every day since,…more

Q&A with Scott Boswell

Q: What has been the impact of COVID-19 over the past 12-18 months with regard to overall investment strategies? Was it a game-changer with respect to where yield can—or should—be best pursued? A. That’s the million-dollar question, and the answer…more

To Mask or Not to Mask: Assessing the CDC Guidance

Businesses face some complex issues. The CDC made a surprising announcement in May: individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or maintain social distance in most indoor spaces. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after…more

In a Nutshell: Inflation Is Getting Real

Inflation is making headlines all over the country, but the mainstream media is not being honest about the true severity of the crisis. We are being told that the official rate of inflation is still in single digits, but what we aren’t…more