Ingram's Magazine: September 2016

WeKC: Women Executives • Kansas City

    Most of us will agree that stereotypes can be dangerous. But there are some instances where stereotypes can prove quite useful, and the one that says women generally are more intuitive, introspective and sensitive than men is a good…more

Top Doctors 2016

Ingram’s Announces Its 2016 Class of Kansas City’s Top Doctors     For 18 years now, Ingram’s has scoured the halls of major medical centers and the corners of community hospitals, private practice groups and medical conglomerates, all in a quest…more

Ingram’s Executive Health Feature: Vision

     Some points of personal and professional development to consider:      • The average age of a business owner is just shy of 51, while the average age of a Fortune 500 CEO is about a year older.    …more

Healthcare and Insurance Outlook Assembly

    Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has presented a tantalizing mix of potential improvements in healthcare delivery and a goal of lowering insurance costs, along with regulatory and consumer-behavior pitfalls. Six years on, the good, the…more

Open and Shut Cases

    At first blush, one might think we’re hip deep in a banking crisis. Over the past 10 years, within the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, these are just a few of the changes to the banking infrastructure: Out…more

Cutting Your Credit-Card Processing Fees

    Credit-card use has now penetrated almost every industry and almost every country. More than 30 million businesses accept credit cards worldwide, and that number is likely to increase as consumers continue to reach for plastic rather than cash…more

Mergers Aside, Health Insurance Costs Rising

    Health insurance has long been a complicated issue and a significant cost for consumers, and the proposed consolidation of 4 of the 5 largest insurers into just 2 companies may simplify some issues— but at what cost? According…more

Don’t Overthink Diversification Strategies

     Investment professionals have always sold the idea of diversification: Invest your assets in multiple segments of the markets to reduce risk. The most used segments of the markets include stocks, bonds, real estate and commodities. Within stocks, investors…more

The Non-Secret Formula That Makes A Great Sales Pro

Every successful sales executive is grounded in common traits. If you don’t know what those are, it’s time to find out.     Why are salespeople great? What makes salespeople successful? What characteristics make up a sales superstar?     Wouldn’t you…more