Ingram's Magazine: June 2024

Ingram’s June 2024 Digital Edition

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Solving the Jobs Riddle

Kristen Walters has a big job ahead of her. As the chief human-resources executive for Panasonic Energy’s manufacturing plant taking shape in De Soto, she’s already running point on an effort that will ultimately employ 4,000 people operating eight production…more

WeKC 2024

Kelly Anders, Deputy Director, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum For a newly minted law school graduate, this constitutes a true epiphany: “I quickly realized something important: I don’t like to argue, which most successful lawyers do all the time,”…more

WeKC Assembly Report: Women Leading Through Waves of Business Change

The long, slow progression of women in business leadership continues its march toward equity. To hear some of this region’s leading executives from high-performing companies discuss the challenges they’re addresssing in the workplace, one can only wonder: What’s taken so…more

On Women as High Net-Worth Investors

While many of the unique decisions facing high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals are the same regardless of gender, female investors in either group often face additional challenges when compared to their male counterparts. Reasons include societal expectations, gender norms and longer…more

Get Ready, Ladies: You’re on the AI Front Line

Employers know artificial intelligence is here to stay, but many are grappling with concerns over responsible usage and ethical considerations, including job displacement—particularly in jobs traditionally held by women, including office, administrative support and sales, among others.     The…more

KC circa 2000: Prosperity and Pitfalls

As the 21st century arrived at center stage, the Kansas City area was poised for major developments on the business front. The decade of 2000-2009 would be marked by some high-profile multibillion-dollar busts, but also by some multi-billion-dollar breakout successes…more

Employer Series: The Deep End of the Talent Pool

How does an employer or hiring manager know the winds of the American labor market are about to blow in a new direction? Perhaps when a Larry Fink—CEO of the investment behemoth BlackRock—declares, as he did recently, that the company…more

Q&A … With Nick Suarez

Q: Four years after the pandemic, has the office market in this region fully digested the impact of those sudden changes? A: I don’t think the market has fully processed the impact of COVID yet, because there are still hundreds…more

The Multifamily Market: An Update

  The current multifamily market has created one of the most unique environments we’ve seen over the past 15 years, and we’re bullish on the opportunities it’s likely to produce. Interest rates are at a 17-year high, transaction volume is…more

Will This Bull Market Continue?

There are three primary catalysts responsible for the market trading at its current levels as well as why it has the potential for further gains, stretching right into the second-quarter reporting season in mid-summer. First, core inflation finally showed some…more