Past Issues

David Mitchell


Small Businesses Give North Kansas City Unique Flair ‘Northtown is Definitely Becoming a Destination’

North Kansas City, Mo., covers less than five square miles on the metro map, but roughly 900 businesses operate within its modest boundaries. More than 25,000 workers—more than five times the number of residents—come here daily, and a growing number of consumers are flocking to the city’s breweries, restaurants, shops and unique entertainment options. (more…)

Beyond the Bottom Line

Manufacturing an innovative product or offering excellent services are good starting points for a business, but it likely isn’t enough. In addition to doing a good job, companies should consider good works. (more…)

Chat Service Growth Balloons

When Professional Chats moved from its original 400-square-foot office to a 5,000-square-foot space in June 2017, COO Trevor Flannigan thought the fledgling company had secured room for long-term growth. (more…)

Tracking Tinsel Town Trends

There was a time not so long ago when moviegoers, like critics, might have offered a simple thumbs up—or down—based solely on their opinion of a film.

No more. Today, the movie theater experience and customer satisfaction are about more than just the product on the screen.

A few local companies are intimately familiar with the demands of movie-goers. Halfway across the country from Hollywood, Kansas City’s movie-industry businesses are keeping tabs on cinematic trends. (more…)

Doing Their Research

Lisa Stehno-Bittel apparently has a pretty good poker face.

During the first year of running Likarda, the biotech startup she co-founded, a new employee eyed the company’s president and offered a blunt assessment of the academic turned entrepreneur. (more…)


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