Ingram's Magazine: September 2013

The Affordable Care Act: What’s Next for Businesses?

After continually unfolding for the past three years, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) took a couple steps back this year. In February, the Department of Labor stated that, solely for plan years beginning in 2014, a non-grandfathered…more

Social Media: Who Cares? (Or: I Can Win Here)

As the director of social media for a major advertising agency, I am asked frequently: Why? How? Who? And How Often? Quite a nice change from the days of, “We need a Facebook page, so give us something like Brand…more

Current Trends in Treasury Cash-Flow Management

Organizations are increasingly faced with a more complex and volatile business environment. The fallout from the recent financial crisis is still being felt thanks to unpredictable events, fluctuating financial markets, limited financing and investment options, changing regulatory and tax requirements,…more

New Trends in Socially Responsible Investing

For many years, socially responsible investing was focused mainly on negative screening. In other words, what you kept out of the portfolio. Personal, religious and environmental values have always played a role in that process.  Today, the popularity of a…more

The Power of Sales Success is 100% in Your Control

Every salesperson wants to think of him or herself as powerful but, if asked, would have no idea where their power actually comes from.  Most salespeople fail to understand their own power. The reason they don’t is that there is…more

Top Doctors 2013

After 17 years, and after recognizing nearly 180 physicians in the greater Kansas City region as exceptional health-care providers, it’s not an unreasonable question: Where will we find a dozen more like them? And then the recommendations come in for…more

High-Definition Health Screens

The Kansas City region’s reputation as a health-care magnet is well established. And the pull of that magnet is increasing, thanks to advances in technology that now allow physicians to treat more patients—for more conditions—from Cape Girardeau to Dodge City.…more

The Countdown to Obamacare

Open enrollment for Americans to sign up for health-care coverage through state and federal health-insurance exchanges is now just days away: Oct. 1. Perhaps it’s time we summon Feliks Zemdegs for some guidance. After all, the Australian is pretty good…more

Social Media & Integrated Media Industry Outlook

More than 10 years after the advent of social media, the world of business Web-site managers and marketers is as unsettled as it was the day Facebook launched. That’s why executives from key organizations working in social media and integrated…more

Something to Shout About

There’s just been one problem with that last one in recent years, says Mike White of County Beverage Co., which has those A-B distribution rights. “For a long time, it was kind of hard to give ’em away,” says White,…more

Driven to Succeed

Call it the Great Consumer Disconnect: Health care in the United States is a public-policy mess in 2013, but six medical-provider professions—nurses, doctors, dentists and the like—were among the 10 most-respected professions cited in a Gallup poll released earlier this…more